Electronic Insurance Cards for Proof of Insurance Considered in Georgia

Alabama, Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana and Minnesota allow drivers pulled over for a traffic stop to show electronic proof of insurance via their smartphone. Many other states including Georgia are also considering bills or proposals to allow for this practice, states that currently have this bill on their legislative agendas for 2013 include Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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Traffic Stops Cite 22 in Floyd County Georgia

Officers ticketed 22 drivers tonight after conducting two safety traffic checkpoints in Floyd County Georgia.

The Mountain Area Traffic Enforcement Network, made up of officers from 10 counties in Northwest Georgia, met today at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse in Rome for about an hour to discuss legal updates, reports for the governor’s office and other police business.

Sgt. John Blalock with Floyd County Police Department said 45 officers from 17 different agencies attended the meeting but since many of them had to return to their jurisdictions only two safety checkpoints were set up after the meeting.

Patrol officers conducted traffic stops on Burnett Ferry Road at Betty Kay Avenue in Rome GA and Wilkerson Road near Mount Alto Road in the county, checking driver sobriety and occupant safety, like child safety seats and seat belts.

According to Blalock’s numbers: Officers cited nine drivers for seat belt violation; eight for driving without a license; two for driving on a suspended or revoked license; one driver for being improperly licensed; one for a child restraint violation and one on an aggravated assault charge as a result from a pursuit.

The network meets monthly at one of 10 different locations. They met last in Floyd County about a year ago, Blalock said.

Source: RomeNews-Tribune.com