RICHMOND, VA (WTVR)- A new report by Insurance Journal says Virginians are being convicted for not providing proof of insurance when pulled over by police. However, there’s no law in the state requiring drivers to do so.
According to the Department of Motor Vehicle spokesperson, Katy Lloyd, drivers are only required to have insurance, but, aren’t required to provide proof. Still, the report indicates many drivers are ticketed in Richmond, Colonial Heights and Dinwiddie County.
CBS 6 Legal Analyst, Todd Stone says this is a perfect example of misinterpreting the law. Stone goes on to say if you are one of the many Virginians ticketed and fined for not providing proof of insurance when stopped by police, contact a lawyer because you may have a case.