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Friday, 13 December 2013 00:24

Florida to Allow Digital Proof of Car Insurance

Motorists in Florida are now permitted to show proof of motor-vehicle insurance on their electronic devices, according to an article in The Tampa Tribune.

Gov. Rick Scott approved a measure allowing drivers to show their proof of insurance through cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices on Dec. 10. The law says drivers can download an application on their personal devices that lets them display a digital copy of their insurance card when pulled over by police.

Julie Jones, secretary of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, said the new policy should be in force by January.

Motorists were ticketed 326,168 times last year for driving without proof of insurance, according to Florida Uniform Traffic Citation Statistics.

But of those, 250,651 were dismissed, nearly 77 percent, usually when drivers later proved they had coverage.

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