Sec. 1. (a) If a person is convicted of a traffic offense that requires a court appearance, the court shall require the person to show proof that financial responsibility was in force on the date of the violation in one (1) of the forms described in IC § 9-25-4-4 or in the form of a certificate of self-insurance issued under IC § 9-25-4-11.

     (b) If a person fails to provide proof of financial responsibility as required by this section, the court shall recommend suspension of the person’s current driving privileges, motor vehicle registration, or both, until proof of future financial responsibility is filed by the person with the bureau under subsection (d).

     (c) A suspension under this section is subject to the same provisions concerning procedure for suspension, duration of suspension, and reinstatement applicable to other suspensions under this article.

     (d) As to any suspension described in this section:

(1) the bureau shall stay the suspension for one hundred and eighty (180) days upon a showing of proof of future financial responsibility by the person who has had the person’s driving privileges, motor vehicle registration, or both, suspended; and

(2) if the bureau does not receive proof that financial responsibility has lapsed after the period of one hundred and eighty (180) days, the bureau shall terminate the suspension.

     (e) If the bureau receives notice that financial responsibility has lapsed during the period of one hundred and eighty (180) days under subsection (d), the bureau shall lift the stay of suspension and again suspend the person’s driving privileges, motor vehicle registration, or both.

[Pre-1991 Recodification Citation: 9-2-1.5-5.]

As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.13. Amended by P.L.125-2012, SEC.248; P.L.59-2013, SEC.11; P.L.86-2021, SEC.5.