A bill being considered in Lansing may make it easier for motorists to show proof of auto insurance to police. And easier for police to get up-to-date information
Legislation in the State Senate would allow law enforcement to access real-time auto insurance information.
Currently, police may receive information that is weeks old as insurance companies send data every two weeks to the Secretary of State office. That information is then distributed to law enforcement data systems.
The new bill would allow drivers to show proof of insurance on their cellphones.
Susan Hiltz is with Triple A Michigan.
“It’s really about sharing of knowledge and it’s really more of a computer based sharing of knowledge and information. And it’s really just to validate insurance on folks,” Hiltz said.
Lori Conarton with Insurance Institute of Michigan said Michigan is ranked sixth highest in the nation for uninsured drivers.
She said part of the high uninsured rate is because Michigan has some of the most expensive insurance nationwide. However, she said, it’s necessary to insure motorists safety.
The bill has been passed by the state house and referred to the Senate Committee on Insurance.
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