Can my license be revoked for allowing someone else to drive my car they have an accident?

My uninsured car was
involved in an accident,
although I don’t know who
was driving, I gave my
permission to drive it.
At a BBQ I threw my keys on
the table and said ‘I’ll buy
if someone flies’, then
walked away…I didn’t see
who grabbed the keys.
Under California law, can my
license be revoked because
of this?

Thank You,
Michelle
Email
shellymae3hotmail.com

Asked on March 1, 2017 under General Practice, California

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Since you are the registered owner of the vehicle, you are liable for the accident.
Since the vehicle was uninsured, the CA Department of Motor Vehicles can suspend or revoke your license until you provide proof of insurance.  The DMV can cancel your current vehicle registration and refuse to allow you to renew it until you provide proof of insurance.


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