More than 20 states are expected to consider electronic proof of coverage bills or regulations in 2013, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI).

“States are taking another step into the Electronic Age by changing their laws to allow drivers to show their insurance ID cards on their smartphones,” said Alex Hageli, PCI director, personal lines policy. “No longer will motorists be ticketed and have to take time off of work to go to court for driving without insurance just because they couldn’t find a current ID card in their car. This is such a common sense switch that will save everybody time and effort.”

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