What if I Get Stopped in a Rental Car?




Title: What if I Get Stopped in a Rental Car?
Description: If stopped in a rental car and subject to a traffic stop, besides the normal travel document like a license or insurance or registration, the officer is likely to ask for the rental agreement as well. This is to determine a few things.
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If stopped in a rental car and subject to a traffic stop, besides the normal travel document like a license or insurance or registration, the officer is likely to ask for the rental agreement as well. This is to determine a few things.

One, whether or not you are, in fact, the authorized driver of the rental vehicle. Two, whether you’re still within the parameters or timeframe of the rental agreement itself and, three, whether or not a rental agreement would allow the operator to bring the vehicle out of the state from where it was rented.

The officer will also look to see whether or not it is a one-way rental or a return trip rental.

It’s important to note that if arrested and booked or charged with an offense while in a rental vehicle, it is very likely that vehicle will be towed to a local impound lot. It will not be released to the driver or any passengers. It will only be released to a representative from that respective rental company.