Effective – mandatory motorcycle insurance law

The Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner put out the following release in regards to motorcycle insurance, making it mandatory for motorcycles to carry liability insurance and show proof.  If you have any questions about your insurance, please give us a call – 360-293-5158.

Important information about motorcycles

Effective July 28, 2019, the 2019 Washington State Legislature passed a new law that all motorcycle drivers must carry liability coverage and proof they have insurance. They are no longer exempt from our state’s Mandatory auto insurance law (leg.wa.gov).

Showing proof of insurance

Your company sends you a proof-of-insurance card when you start or renew your auto or motorcycle policy. The card shows that either you or your vehicle/motorcycle are covered by liability insurance. Remember, if you’re stopped by a law enforcement officer, you must show proof that you have auto/motorcycle insurance. If you don’t have proof, he or she will give you a ticket (traffic violation).