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    Home » Sec. 25-79. Signing and Possession; Exhibiting; Failure to Carry License or Registration Card.

    Sec. 25-79. Signing and Possession; Exhibiting; Failure to Carry License or Registration Card.

     

    Sec. 25-79. Signing and possession; exhibiting; failure to carry license or registration card.
     
    (a) The operator of any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, while such motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer is operated upon the highways of the city, shall have in his possession the registration card issued by the department of motor vehicles or the registration card issued by the state or county in which the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer is registered, and his driver's license, learner's permit, or temporary driver's permit.
     
    (b) The owner or operator of any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer shall stop upon the signal of any police officer or other law-enforcement officer who shall be in uniform or who shall show his badge or other sign of authority, and shall upon request exhibit his registration card, driver's license, learner's permit, or temporary driver's permit and shall write his name in the presence of such police officer or other law-enforcement officer if so required, for the purpose of establishing his identity.
     
    (c) Every person licensed by the department of motor vehicles as a driver or issued a learner's or temporary driver's permit who fails to carry his license or permit and the registration card for the vehicle which he operates shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction punished by a fine of ten dollars ($10.00); provided, however, that if any person, when summoned to appear before a court for failure to display his license, permit or the registration card, upon such demand being made of him, shall present to the officer issuing the summons or a city magistrate, before the return date of the summons a proper license or permit duly issued to him prior to the time of such demand or a proper registration card, as the case may be, or shall appear pursuant to such summons and produce before the court a proper license or permit duly issued to him prior to the time of such demand or a proper registration card, as the case may be, he shall be deemed to have complied with the provisions of this section. (Code 1959, § 20-44; Ord. No. O-90-328; 11-13-90; Ord. No. O-91-001, 1-8-91)
     
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM