How do you show proof of car insurance?

How do I show proof of insurance at the time of an accident? I got a ticket for not having insurance. I do have insurance, but the court is requiring that I show proof that I was insured on the ticket date.

Answer provided by
Emily Maracle
Answered on Jul 09, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
“The easiest way to show proof of insurance is to get a letter from your car insurance company.
Most carriers allow you to access this through your online account. The letter will state:
  • the date you began your policy or began your coverage with them
  • whether you are still currently insured or were insured on that date
To dismiss the ticket, the court will need a copy of the letter as proof of insurance.
If you are ever pulled over or in an accident in the future, it’s important to carry a copy of your current policy’s ID card or declaration page. This is also considered proof of insurance and will prevent you from getting a ticket.”

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