(a) Proof of financial responsibility when required under this chapter with respect to a motor vehicle or with respect to a person who is not the owner of a motor vehicle may be given by filing:
(1) A certificate of insurance as provided in Section 32-7-20 or Section 32-7-21; or
(2) A bond as provided in Section 32-7-26; or
(3) A certificate of deposit of money or securities as provided in Section 32-7-27; or
(4) A certificate of self-insurance, as provided in Section 32-7-34, supplemented by an agreement by the self-insurer that, with respect to accidents occurring while the certificate is in force, he or she will pay the same judgments and in the same amounts that an insurer would have been obligated to pay under an owner's motor vehicle liability policy if it had issued such a policy to the self-insurer.
(b) Proof of financial responsibility relating to a motor vehicle liability policy when required under this chapter with respect to a motor vehicle or with respect to a person who is not the owner of a motor vehicle may be verified through the online insurance verification system of Chapter 7B and Chapter 7A.
(c) No motor vehicle shall be or continue to be registered in the name of any person required to file proof of financial responsibility unless such proof shall be furnished for such motor vehicle.
Last modified: May 3, 2021