37 Tex. Admin. Code § 25.21 - Compulsory Insurance-Compliance and Enforcement

Current through Reg. 47, No. 14; April 8, 2022

(a) Evidence of financial responsibility. Owners and/or operators of motor vehicles are required to furnish information concerning evidence of financial responsibility upon request to a law enforcement officer. This department's policy will be to accept the following as evidence of financial responsibility:
(1) liability insurance policy in at least the minimum amounts required by the Safety Responsibility Act that covers the vehicle;
(2) standard proof of liability insurance form promulgated by the Texas Department of Insurance and issued by a liability insurer that includes:
(A) name of insurer;
(B) insurance policy number;
(C) policy period;
(D) name and address of each insured;
(E) policy limits or a statement that the coverage complies with at least the minimum amounts required by the Safety Responsibility Act; and
(F) make and model of each covered vehicle;
(3) certificate issued by the Department of Public Safety that shows the vehicle is covered by self-insurance;
(4) certificate issued by the state comptroller that shows that the owner of the vehicle has on deposit with the comptroller money or securities in at least the amount required by the Safety Responsibility Act;
(5) Texas Department of Transportation carrier registration certificates (cab cards), including:
(A) commercial motor vehicle registration certificates;
(B) motor vehicles registered under the Single State Registration System;
(C) temporary registration of international motor carriers (insurance stamp);
(D) household goods carrier registration certificates; or
(E) tow truck registration certificates;
(6) certificate issued by the Department of Public Safety that shows that the vehicle is a vehicle for which a bond is on file with the Department of Public Safety as provided by the Safety Responsibility Act;
(7) copy of a certificate issued by the county judge of a county in which the vehicle is registered that shows that the owner of the vehicle has on deposit with the county judge cash or a cashier's check in at least the amount required by the Safety Responsibility Act;
(8) copies of the aforementioned documents; and
(9) other evidence such as an insurance binder which confirms to the satisfaction of the officer that the owner and/or driver is in compliance with the Safety Responsibility Act.
(b) Enforcement policy. Commissioned members of this department shall request an owner and/or operator of a motor vehicle upon a public highway to furnish information concerning evidence of financial responsibility when practical in all traffic stops or investigations of motor vehicle traffic crashes. Enforcement action will be initiated in accordance with established guidelines.

Notes

37 Tex. Admin. Code § 25.21
The provisions of this §25.21 adopted to be effective January 29, 1982, 7 TexReg 206; amended to be effective July 5, 1984, 9 TexReg 3542; amended to be effective November 8, 1993, 18 TexReg 7475; amended to be effective August 23, 2000, 25 TexReg 8050; amended to be effective October 15, 2008, 33 TexReg 8545

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