Originally Posted by jayjacobson
I have several questions: Why didn't your insurance company send the DMV the "proof" when the policy was started/renewed? If "sending it in" is not good enough, because they loose it, etc, do you have to give the proof in person, or use certified mail?
I never believed there could be a DMV worse then Kommyfornia's!
I have held residence in three states: Massachusetts, California and now Ohio.
This state does not require an annual vehicle inspection. Depending on the county a bi-annual air pollution inspection is required which also is dependent on the year of the vehicle.
Upon renewal of registration tags and/or DL, the resident signs an affidavit assisting to having and maintaining minimum insurance. The insurance company or agent has no responsibility for this transaction.
I recall that in Massachusetts vehicles were required to have an annual inspection.
When I left California in 1981, there was no inspection requirement.
In Ohio during a traffic stop, the LEO "can" require evidence of insurance. During a minor stop a few years ago, I was asked for proof of insurance and produced an expired insurance card. The Officer asked if I had renewed the insurance and I answered in the affirmative. He wrote the ticket for the 15 over.
This is the first time I've heard of the random request. If I get one, it will be sent by registered, return receipt USPS delivery.
Thanks for the heads up Michael.