Nevada Governor Mulling Vehicle Insurance Cameras

February 17, 2010

A top aide says Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons is taking another look at having a company set up a network of roadway cameras to catch vehicle insurance scofflaws.

Gibbons aide Lynn Hettrick says it might be a money-maker to hire Chicago-based InsureNet as part of a budget-cutting package offered for the Legislature to approve during a special session starting Feb. 23.

Officials say cameras can quickly verify whether vehicles are insured and registered.

The Legislature rejected a similar proposal last year. But since then, the state’s financial condition has worsened.

Some legislators are raising privacy concerns, and the state Department of Motor Vehicles says it just upgraded its verification program to catch insurance scofflaws.

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