KMCLIR 6 PROOF OF INSURANCE If a defendant who is charged with driving a motor vehicle without having proof of valid insurance pursuant to RCW 46.20, and that defendant presents satisfactory evidence that they have obtained valid insurance to the Clerk of the Court within 15 days of the date of the citation, for the vehicle the defendant was operating on the day he/she was cited, then the bail for the offense shall be reduced to $250.00. If, within fifteen (15) days of the date of the citation, the defendant presents satisfactory evidence of valid insurance being in effect at the time the citation was issued, then the offense shall be dismissed upon payment of the $25.00 administrative fee. "Satisfactory evidence" shall mean 1) written identification card from the insurance company, and 2) proof that the defendant was insured to drive the vehicle s/he was operating at the time of the violation. If the defendant is not named on the insurance card, the defendant must provide: (a) a copy of the policy verifying the defendant is noted as a named insured on the policy; (b) a copy of the policy showing who is covered (i.e. that it covers all other drivers who operate the vehicle with the permission of the owners); or (c) a letter from the insurance agent clearly stating that the defendant would have been covered under the policy provisions on the date charged. (Adopted Effective September 1, 2006; Amended adopted effective September 1, 2011)
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