Gov. Quinn passes law allowing electronic proof of insurance

August 23, 2013 3:20:48 PM PDT
No more shuffling through your glove compartment for your insurance card. Governor Quinn signed legislation Friday allowing Illinois residents to use their smart phones or tablets to show proof of auto insurance.

Currently, 14 other states allow drivers to exchange the traditional paper proof for an app on their phone.

Some insurance companies already offer the service.

The new law takes effect immediately.