Louisiana gets new 'real-time' insurance database

Louisiana gets new 'real-time' insurance database

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - 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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