Auto insurance digital proof cards legal in Illinois

Proof of Auto Insurance

The state has now passed a law that allows drivers to use their smartphones to prove their coverage. Drivers in Illinois will soon be able to choose whether they would like to prove that they have auto insurance using the traditional printed cards or whether they would rather use their smartphones to display a digital copy of this information. Some believe that this could mean that they days of digging through glove compartments may soon be over. On Friday, the bill to allow the digital auto insurance proof in Illinois…

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Auto insurance minimum requirements may rise in Illinois

Illinois Auto Insurance

The General Assembly is waiting for the governor to decide whether or not he will sign off on it. The last time that Illinois established a minimum mandatory auto insurance level for motorists was in 1989, at which time $20,000 was felt to be sufficient coverage for liability coverage. However, over the years, that amount has been able to cover a decreasing portion of medical bills for people injured in accidents. Nearly a quarter of a century later, the state is now passing legislation to increase the required liability auto…

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Illinois introduces heavier penalties for uninsured motorists

Following a battle that was started by one woman in Illinois who was almost killed in an accident with an uninsured driver, the state has now introduced stricter penalties for motorists without insurance. Recent data from a survey by the Insurance Research Council has showed that 15 percent of drivers within the state don’t have insurance. The accident that started the ball rolling on the change in regulation occurred in June 2010. The woman in question was Ashley Lacey, who was in an accident with a car that didn’t have…

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