Texas drivers will soon be able to ditch the paper and provide proof of insurance on their phones.
New apps that store driver's insurance information are already available in other states and some insurance providers already have their own apps for their customers.
Beamon Ford with the Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions says the move is a sensible solution, "People are doing everything on their cell phones now. You can do your banking on a cell phone, you can deposit a check on the cell phone, so it just makes sense."
Senate Bill 181 allows police to accept the insurance information on digital devices instead of requiring a paper receipt. The law will also cut down on the amount of time officers will need to stand on the side of the road because people don't hide their phones away in the glove box. Which, Ford says is a good thing.
Mark Hannah with the Insurance Council of Texas expects there will not be any hiccups during the roll-out in November, "Right now I don't think there are any dangers of any kind of insurance fraud or anybody hacking into your site, it should go pretty smoothly."
In November, Texas will join 26 other states that allow drivers to provide proof of insurance on their cell phones.