Carrying proof of auto insurance in Kentucky may no longer be needed
State Rep. Ken Upchurch has file legislation that, if passed, would no longer require, in most cases Kentucky drivers to carry proof of insurance. House Bill 218 would allow law enforcement to check drivers insurance standing through the Automated Vehicle Information System. or AVIS through a computer in the officers patrol car. The bill does make one exception which would require and Kentucky resident who purchases a new or used car, or has a change in insurance carriers, to carry documented proof in their vehicle for the first 45 days of ownership.