Q&A - OK to Produce Photocopy of Driver's Licence?
I go to the gym in the evenings and I don't like carry my wallet with me or leaving it in the car as my car got broken into a few years ago so I usually don't carry my drivers licence with me but I have a photo copy with me just when I go to the gym.
What happens if I am pulled over by the police and I can ONLY show them my photo copy? Is there some sort of fine for that or am I able to go to the police station within a time frame and show my original licence.
Must Produce the Original
It is not legal to carry and use a photocopy of your driver's licence. If an officer requests that you produce your driver's licence when you are operating a motor vehicle you must immediate produce it and allow them to take it in hand to examine it. If you do not do this the office may choose to issue you a traffic ticket for failing to produce the licence. The officer may also choose to request that you produce the licence later instead of writing a ticket but this is a courtesy to you and you cannot expect it to happen.