JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri drivers will soon have a new alternative to the traditional paper car insurance cards.
On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 322 (right), which allows motor vehicle operators to show proof of automobile insurance using a mobile electronic device.
In addition to using electronic devices to show proof of automobile insurance, the bill allows insurance companies to deliver the policies to their policyholders by electronic means. Nixon says consumers will benefit by having electronic copies that can be easily saved and accessed at any time.
"Each day, more and more Missourians are using their smart phones and tablets to pay bills, get directions and access the information they need, wherever and whenever they need it," Gov. Nixon said in a statement. "With these advancements in technology, forcing Missourians to go through the hassle of printing and keeping hard copies of their insurance cards is unnecessary and burdensome. This common sense legislation will make life a little easier for motorists by eliminating this outdated requirement and allowing proof of insurance to be shown on a mobile device."