Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Driving with Expired License
Q: I forgot to renew my drivers license on my last birthday. What happens if I get stopped when I drive to the license branch to get it renewed?

A: Assuming your license is just expired and not suspended, you can be cited for the expired license, and may or may not be able to operate your vehicle further than where you were stopped, which could also lead to vehicle impounding. Get it renewed!


posted by South Bend Police Department @ 3:47 PM  
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Driving on an Expired License
Q:In the case that someone is driving with an expired license and expired plates who should you contact? It is scary to think that this person is driving with their child also. In this event they are putting themselves and the risk of others in danger due to the fact they also probably don't have insurance. What can be done about this?

A: Driving on an expired (but valid otherwise) operators license is just an infraction in Indiana, so the driver, if pulled over, would likely at most be cited for the expired license. Expired plates are also a ticketable offense, and state law also dictates that a car is to be impounded, as you cannot legally operator (or park on a street) a car with an expired plate.

State law requires valid insurance, and you must show proof of insurance to police when requested. Your car could also be impounded for this reason.


posted by South Bend Police Department @ 10:55 PM  

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