EUGENE, Ore. — Proof of auto insurance is going paperless in Oregon.
A new law is allowing drivers to use their smartphones to show proof of insurance to officers. One local insurance agent says this will be a huge convenience for many people.
“There’s a segment of the population who do everything on their cell phone,” says Sherry Schaeffer of State Farm Insurance. “There’s still people that really like having that physical ID, but it’s another option.”
Drivers who are interested in having their proof of insurance available electronically need to make arrangements with their providers. Officers aren’t allowed to search your mobile device for any other information while looking at your insurance information.