OR Drivers Can Choose Electronic Proof Of Insurance

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A new law now allows drivers in Oregon to show electronic proof of their car insurance if they get stopped by police. Governor John Kitzhaber has signed house bill 2107 and it is now in effect. People can still choose the traditional paper card to show they have insurance coverage, or they can show proof on their mobile phone or other mobile device. The Oregon Insurance Division states that drivers need to arrange with their insurance company to receive their proof of coverage in an electronic format. The OID also says whether they choose paper or electronic, drivers must have current insurance in their vehicle, and to make sure their device is charged if they choose an electronic format. Failure to carry proof is a violation with a $250 fine.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 and is filed under Local News, State News.