Say hello to convenience Delaware drivers

 (Nichelle Polston/WHYY)

(Nichelle Polston/WHYY)

Delaware drivers now have the green light to show proof of car insurance in another format.

Although no one looks forward to being pulled over by law enforcement, motorists now have the convenience of showing electronic proof of car insurance. Whether it’s through your cellphone or portable tablet, Delaware joins more than 35 states that have already passed similar laws. House Bill 258 passed through the House and Senate and was recently signed into law by Gov. Jack Makell. 

“Motorists expect technologies like the convenience of the electronic option because it makes their insurance process easier allowing them to avoid the hassle of managing paper insurance cards by simply using the electronic technology they are usually carrying with them, like smart phones or tablets,” said Nick Eppinger, Senior Vice President Insurance Sales AAA Mid-Atlantic.

According to AAA Mid-Atlantic officials, the move is also a ‘greener’ alternative to hardcopy insurance cards that have to be printed and mailed.

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