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Electronic proof of auto insurance coming

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – Indiana drivers will be able to prove they have auto insurance with the click of a smartphone starting July 1 under a new law that signals a shift toward the use of technology in insurance laws.

Indiana is one of 24 states that will allow electronic proof of coverage. Motorists will be able to show a digital image of their insurance card by accessing it through an app provided by their insurer.

Vigo County Chief Deputy Clark Cottom tells the Tribune-Star the change will benefit drivers and police officers. He notes that much of officers’ work is already done with the help of technology and says adding in proof of insurance is a natural fit.

Cottom says officers attend training twice a year to discuss statute changes.

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