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Current law states that motorists must show written proof of insurance. However many insurance companies offer apps for cell phones or tablets that display the insurance information. People may find it more convenient to have the information accessible electronically rather than having a paper document which can easily be lost or misplaced. The proposed legislation would allow, but not require insurers to offer proof of insurance in an electronic format.
"This bill proposes a 21st century convenience for drivers that would give them more options instead of searching through glove boxes or under the seats for proof of insurance," Senator Felder said. "It would also help motorists avoid a ticket or having to take time off work to go to court to defend themselves when they can't find their insurance card. This will save drivers, police and courts time, money and resources."
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The bill was sent to the Assembly.
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