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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 11:43:17 AM


More than a half-dozen states in the U.S. allow drivers to electronically prove their coverage when authorities ask them to—and Texas wants to be the next one.

Two bills are pending in two committees in the Lone Star State, but both are asking lawmakers to authorize drivers to display electronic proof of insurance coverage to government officials.

According to onlineautoinsurance.com, During a March 6 Senate committee hearing, Bo Gilbert, government relations vice president for USAA, offered support for SB 181 from the Texas-based insurance carrier, which is geared toward military and service members. SB 181 would be effective upon its passage.

Also testifying in support of the bill was the Texas Coalition...

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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 8:43:54 AM

a card should be enough
99dakota
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 5:55:07 AM

ok
Radicalrose
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2013 1:18:53 AM

and why is it good?
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 10:05:18 AM

ok
99dakota
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 5:59:52 AM

ok
99dakota
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 10:38:08 PM

Big Brother is watching...
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:12:58 AM

seems to make sense
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 10:27:07 AM

I think we are getting way to dependent on electronics.
Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 9:16:52 AM

Good idea since Illinois State Reps voted to allow illegal Mexicans to get a
drivers license. How many are NOT getting insurance though. Illegal does not mean illegal any more, except to the law.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 1:09:24 PM

Bj: good point!
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 12:25:49 AM

Paper confirmation is fine for me ... an electronic version would be just one more piece of information available for identity theft.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 10:12:39 PM

works for me - could have an app for that
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 1:54:53 PM

I'm satisfied with the paper version.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 6:48:28 AM

Rad-rose, it's not news. PD is one of the GB gods whose blogs make up the first two of the five "news" listings.
Radicalrose
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:56:21 PM

old news-move on
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:53:01 AM

old.. but do it everywhere
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 8:20:49 AM

Fraud is so easy. Unless the Cops have access to the insurers can can verify the data
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 7:34:15 AM

I hope that paper stays effective too.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 6:00:21 AM

welcome to the digital divide, W-Dan.
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 5:21:04 PM

welcome to the present
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 10:39:27 AM

old story..but good idea
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 2:32:14 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:39:39 PM

What's wrong with this idea?
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 5:40:00 PM

makes sense....
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 4:42:04 PM

Repeat
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 1:28:43 PM

Old story
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 12:21:13 PM

DO NOT register uninsured motorists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:19:11 AM

Most of the uninsured do not have smart phones!
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:14:12 AM

Just another thing to put on your smartphone...
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:05:23 AM

The question isn't. Can insurance companies post your ID online for you. Mine already does this. The question is. will this allow you to avoid of fine for not having your credentials (the best thing would be to have both). There is also the issue of the cop thinking you might shoot him with your cellphone And shooting you in self "defense".
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:01:46 AM

H
endymion
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:01:19 AM

Good...too many driving with lapsed policies that don't want to pay for coverage.
endymion
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:01:18 AM

Good...too many driving with lapsed policies that don't want to pay for coverage.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:56:25 AM

A better chance for ID stealing and fraud.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:43:31 AM

Does anyone know which states already allow this? And which states are pending?
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:41:59 AM

Yesterdays new article..
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:41:38 AM

that is good.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:40:17 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:38:50 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:38:07 AM

Can they also check for citizenship electronically? Oh yea. The Obama has asked the agency to block states from that site.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:38:05 AM

old
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:37:04 AM

Gas buddy running out of money themselves? Cannot afford to change the news stories more often?
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:36:21 AM

ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:35:55 AM

whatever.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:35:33 AM

I'd rather see them lower gas prices.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:35:25 AM

old news.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:33:51 AM

Saw this yesterday.
donnieblue1007
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:33:50 AM

The cop that stopped you can already you verify this plus your registration from the computer in his car. they don't because they want to shake the money out of your pockets at every opportunity.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:31:05 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:31:01 AM

Old news.....
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Whatever works to keep it fair for everyone.
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