Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated PressCHEYENNE -- Legislation awaiting Gov. Matt Mead's signature would let drivers use their smartphones to prove they are insured if they are pulled over or involved in a crash.
Republican Sen. Charles Scott of Casper said he decided to sponsor the measure after learning many large insurers offer apps that display insurance information.
Today, state law requires drivers to show a written form of proof of insurance.
Scott says his proposal makes the electronic form good enough.
The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America says Wyoming is one of 21 states including Colorado that considered the change this year.
Get your copy of The Ranger online, every day! If you are a current print subscriber and want to also access dailyranger.com online (there is nothing more to purchase) including being able to download The Mining and Energy Edition, click here. Looking to start a new online subscription to dailyranger.com (even if it is for just one day)? Access our secure SSL encrypted server and start your subscription now by clicking here.