Identity theft takes place when someone uses your personal information without your permission. It is a crime!
After a crash you may not quite be thinking straight. So prepare yourself before such accidents occur. Know what Kansas law requires you to give to others.
Remember: if someone is injured after an auto accident, this needs to be taken care of first.
Both parties involved in an accident need to share:
Their car’s make, model, year and license plate number.
If requested, you must also share
Your driver's license number (Don't let them take a picture of it!)
Name of insurance provider
And insurance policy number.
In Kansas, you are financially responsible for any motor vehicle accident you cause. To follow state laws, owners of highway-titled vehicles must buy at least the minimum mandatory insurance coverages and limits. Under Kansas laws, you are required to provide proof of insurance, which may be an insurance binder, policy and/or identification card. You may be required by the following to provide proof of personal automobile insurance:
A law enforcement officer.
At the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
At the county treasurer’s office when you register or renew your motor vehicle tags.
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