PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Motorists would no longer have to rifle by way of their glove compartment for evidence of auto insurance coverage beneath legislation pending just before Rhode Island lawmakers.
The bill would let motorists to use their smartphones or other mobile electronic products to provide police proof of car insurance coverage throughout a traffic stop. The proposal is up for a vote in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
If the bill is enacted, motorists would be allowed to entry their policies with their phones to show they have insurance. Police would be prohibited from accessing anything at all else on the driver’s phone other than the insurance details.
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