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Motor Vehicle Registration Law

Motor Vehicle Registration Law

Definition

A statute that sets out the requirements for motor vehicles to be registered and/or licensed in the state. Typically, registration is required before a motor vehicle is operated in the state. These statutes also deal with the types of vehicles that are subject to the statute. Some portions of these statutes vary only slightly between one state and another, but some portions vary a great deal. An understanding of how these statutes define motor vehicle is key to understanding motor vehicle insurance laws.

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