In an interesting story about the future of driver’s licenses in America (following Louisiana making electronic driver’s licenses available), author Jenni Bergal writes that “Only one state – New Mexico – does not allow drivers to use an electronic copy of their insurance card during a traffic stop, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.” This got me thinking.
This is the same as saying that 49 out of 50 U.S. states will accept an electronic copy of your car insurance at a traffic stop, and so it seems to me that it would be smart to keep a copy on your phone so it’s available if you need it in a pinch. Doing so is as simple as taking a photo of your physical insurance card and storing it somewhere easy to remember (like in its own album in the Photos app). You never know when it might come in handy.
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