What counts a s proof of insurance?

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What counts a s proof of insurance?

I was pulled over yesterday (the 20th) for a seat belt violation. All I had on me was a receipt for an expired insurance policy (expired on the 11th). However, I have an insurance policy that covers the time period of the 11th through the next 6 months but I had been unable to make my first payment on it until I got paid today. I am still waiting on my card. I have a payment receipt (dated today, the 21st) for a policy that covers the aforementioned 6 month time period and the Declaration of Renewal for the policy. I only have my current 21st receipt dor the 21st. The receipt has the same policy number that is shown on my D of R. If I go to the courthouse and show the clerk, would this count as proof of insurance during the time of citation?

Asked on May 22, 2013 under Insurance Law, Kansas

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written, you need to get an actual letter and declarations page from your insurance carrier setting forth in a clear manner the period of time you are presently convered for auto insurance. In essence you need the card issued by your insuarnce carrier showing that you are an insured driver for a stated period of time. The receipt that you have written about will not suffice for the situation you have written about.


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