2022 Utah Code
Title 53 - Public Safety Code
Chapter 3 - Uniform Driver License Act
Part 2 - Driver Licensing Act
Section 203 - Authorizing or permitting driving in violation of chapter -- Renting of motor vehicles -- License requirements -- Employees must be licensed -- Violations.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 53-3-203 (2022)
Effective 5/12/2020
53-3-203. Authorizing or permitting driving in violation of chapter -- Renting of motor vehicles -- License requirements -- Employees must be licensed -- Violations.
  • (1) A person may not authorize or knowingly permit a motor vehicle owned by the person or under the person's control to be driven by a person in violation of this chapter.
  • (2)
    • (a) A person may not rent a motor vehicle to another person unless the person who will be the driver is licensed in this state, or in the case of a nonresident, licensed under the laws of the state or country of his residence.
    • (b) A person may not rent a motor vehicle to another person until the person:
      • (i) has inspected the license certificate of the person who will be the driver; and
      • (ii) verified the signature on the license certificate by comparison with the signature of the person who will be the driver written in his presence.
    • (c)
      • (i) A person may verify the information described in Subsection (2)(b) for a subsequent vehicle rental through the use of an electronic system maintained by the person for the purposes of expediting the vehicle rental process.
      • (ii) The electronic system described in Subsection (2)(c)(i) may contain information voluntarily provided by the person who will be the driver including:
        • (A) information included on the driver license certificate; and
        • (B) biometric information.
    • (d) A person renting a motor vehicle to another shall keep a record of the:
      • (i) registration number of the rented motor vehicle;
      • (ii) name and address of the person to whom the motor vehicle is rented;
      • (iii) number of the license certificate of the renter; and
      • (iv) date and place the license certificate was issued.
    • (e) The record is open to inspection by any peace officer or officer or employee of the division.
  • (3) A person may not employ a person to drive a motor vehicle who is not licensed as required under this chapter.
  • (4) A person who violates this section is guilty of an infraction.


Amended by Chapter 390, 2020 General Session
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