Insurance companies may not reject auto claims when driving license has expired

Concerns have been raised that insurance companies could reject claims over expired drivers licenses.

National Chair of the Justice Project SA, Howard Dembovsky, says the driving license document is valid from the time you pass a driving test until such a time it is suspended or canceled.

Dembovsky says it is the driving license card that expires every 5 years and requires renewal.

Any insurance company that were to try and repudiate a claim on the basis that your drivers license card has expired could find themselves in hot water when the matter goes to court

Howard Dembovsky, founder and Chairperson of JPSA

The fact is your driving license never expires but your driving license card expires. It is a requirement of the law that you carry it with you whilst driving

Howard Dembovsky, founder and chairperson of JPSA

A person who's license card had expired is not unlicensed, that person is still licensed. They are just incapable of producing their driving license on demand to a traffic officer.

Howard Dembovsky, founder and Chairperson of JPSA

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