California Drivers Can Show Smartphones as Proof of Insurance
Showing proof of auto insurance coverage is one more thing that you can do on your smartphone.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law Assembly Bill 1708, which makes California the seventh state in the country that allows motorists to show they have auto insurance via their smartphone or other mobile electronic device.
Drivers can still opt to hand over a piece of paper from their glove box instead, the Association of California Insurance Companies said in a news release.
The new law applies to motorists and insurers. Insurance companies can decide whether to provide insurance identification cards to customers electronically or in a paper copy.
In offering this choice, California joins Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota and Alabama.
“Electronic proof of coverage is the wave of the future given how prevalent smartphones have become,” Alex Hageli said in the news release. He is ...