Georgia drivers would be able to have an electronic version of their car insurance card under a proposal that has cleared the state House of Representatives.
The plan from Monroe Republican Bruce Williamson now heads to the Senate.
Williamson said the idea would bring Georgia traffic laws into the 21st century. Insurers could distribute electronic versions of insurance cards that drivers could display on a smartphone.
Current law requires drivers to carry proof of insurance. Williamson said the law lets a driver avoid a citation if a patrol officer is able to verify the driver’s insurance using a state database. He said electronic cards are more convenient, especially for those driving a vehicle other than their personal automobile, such as a rental or company car.