Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 521.143
Evidence of Financial Responsibility Required


(a)

An application for an original driver’s license must be accompanied by evidence of financial responsibility or a statement that the applicant does not own a motor vehicle for which evidence of financial responsibility is required under Chapter 601 (Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act). The department may require an application for a renewal of a driver’s license to be accompanied by evidence of financial responsibility or a statement that the applicant does not own a motor vehicle for which evidence of financial responsibility is required under Chapter 601 (Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act).

(b)

Evidence of financial responsibility presented under this section must be in at least the minimum amounts required by Section 601.072 (Minimum Coverage Amounts; Exclusions) and must cover each motor vehicle owned by the applicant for which the applicant is required to maintain evidence of financial responsibility. The evidence may be shown in the manner provided by Section 601.053 (Evidence of Financial Responsibility)(a).

(c)

A personal automobile insurance policy used as evidence of financial responsibility under this section must comply with Article 5.06 or 5.145, Insurance Code.

(d)

A statement that an applicant does not own a motor vehicle to which the evidence of financial responsibility requirement applies must be sworn to and signed by the applicant.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1189, Sec. 23, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 206, Sec. 21.46, eff. June 11, 2003.
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