Section 27-1-23


Published: 2015

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Section 27-1-23

Section 27-1-23Motor vehicle accidents by certain public safety officers.

(a) A personal auto insurance carrier of a full-time law enforcement officer or firefighter of a municipality or a county or the State of Alabama or a member of a volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad, or volunteer emergency medical service shall not consider any motor vehicle accident of the full-time law enforcement officer or firefighter or member of a volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad, or volunteer emergency medical service in fixing insurance premiums or cause any increase in the employee's personal automobile insurance premiums if, at the time of the accident, any of the following conditions exist:



(1) The full-time law enforcement officer or firefighter or member of a volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad, or volunteer emergency medical service was acting as an agent of the governmental employer or of the volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad, or volunteer emergency medical service and the automobile accident occurred in the performance of their duties.



(2) The full-time law enforcement officer or firefighter or member of a volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad, or volunteer emergency medical service was operating a motor vehicle owned by the governmental employer or by the volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad, or volunteer emergency medical service and the automobile accident occurred in the performance of their duties.



(3) The full-time law enforcement officer or firefighter or member of a volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad, or volunteer emergency medical service was not negligent or operating the government or department vehicle in a negligent manner at the time of the accident.



(b) The full-time law enforcement officer or firefighter or member of a volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad, or volunteer emergency medical service shall be exempt from filing the SR-13 form with the Department of Public Safety if any of the conditions in subsection (a) existed at the time of the motor vehicle accident.

(Act 2000-729, p. 1568, §§1, 2; Act 2006-425, p. 1052, §1.)

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