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Do I need to keep a printed insurance card in my vehicle or can I show digital proof of insurance on my phone?

I hear advertisements about companies offering a digital proof of insurance card but is that legal? I thought you had to keep a hard copy in your car?

Mar 14, 2016 Enid, OK

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As of October 2022, 49/50 states and Washington D.C. allow for digital proof of auto insurance rather than a printed paper ID card. The only state not currently included is New Mexico which means in Oklahoma it is perfectly acceptable, and legal, to use an electronic copy on your phone.

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