Sec. 25-44. Records required of persons renting motor vehicles without drivers; inspections, insurance.
(a) Every person engaged in the business of renting motor vehicles without drivers who shall rent any such vehicle without a driver, otherwise than as a part of a bona fide transaction involving the sale of such motor vehicle, shall maintain a record of the identity of the person to whom the vehicle is rented and the exact time the vehicle is the subject of such rental or in possession of the person renting and having the use of the vehicle. Every such record shall be a public record and shall be open to inspection by any person damaged as to his person or property by the operation of the vehicle or by any member of the police department in the discharge of his duty. Any person who has been damaged as to his person or property may require a production of such written record in person or by his duly authorized agent or attorney. Whenever any motor vehicle shall be rented for a period in excess of thirty (30) days, the owner or his agent shall furnish the commissioner with a record of the name and address of the person to whom such vehicle is rented and the date on which such rental is to terminate. A like record shall be furnished to the commissioner on each renewal of any such rental.
(b) It shall be a misdemeanor for any such person who shall rent a motor vehicle as herein provided to fail to make or have in possession or to refuse an inspection of the record required in this section.
(c) The commissioner shall prescribe a form for the keeping of the record provided in this section and the owner shall use such form.
(d) No person engaged in the business of renting automobiles and trucks without drivers shall rent any such vehicle without a driver unless such vehicle is an insured motor vehicle. A violation of this subsection shall constitute a misdemeanor. (Code 1959, § 20-15)
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