Louisiana gets new 'real-time' insurance database - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Louisiana gets new 'real-time' insurance database

(Source: Raycommedia) (Source: Raycommedia)

It will be harder for drivers to pretend they have up-to-date car insurance. 

Before now, someone could present something that kind of looks like an insurance card and maybe trick an officer, but not any more.

Louisiana has a new database that collects all insurance company info and sends it to police and the Office of Motor Vehicles in real-time.

Officers can check out insurance information from their police cars before they approach the driver. 

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