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Digital Proof of Insurance
Smart phones are part of many people's day to day lives.
And in the future having one could get you out of a traffic ticket.
24-states, including Alabama allow drivers to show electronic Proof of Insurance.
"Have you ever received a traffic ticket because you couldn't find your updated insurance card in your glove compartment box? Meanwhile, the police officer is standing next to your car. In the future, you may be able to show proof of insurance on your smart phone."
From the moment you see those flashing lights in your rearview mirror, and an officer pulls you over, the experience can be nerve wracking.
Nathan Cobb - Pensacola
"I was pretty nervous and I just freaked out a little bit, and forgot all about where I put my insurance card" 07
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is pushing for a law that would allow people to show electronic copies of their vehicle insurance on their phone, tablets and other devices.
Rose Marshall - Pensacola
"You have some people that may use it for bad, so say if I don't know where my stuff is, I can just pull up somebody else but of course police have to have their ways of distinguish this is yours this isn't yours"
Would be scammers have already been factored in...
The proposal would require digital cards to be issued directly from insurance companies, to prevent fraud.
Some companies like State Farm and Geico already offer digital ID cards.
Real time verification systems will allow officers to check insurance coverage and the license plate in a matter of seconds.
Brittany Dickens - Pensacola
"I've been pulled over before, and I've tried to look through the glove compartment to find it and it does take a while so yeah if you can pull it up on your phone that would be a lot easier"
The Florida Cabinet will address the proposed law next month