Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/08/2019 -- When law enforcement officers ask a driver to provide their license, vehicle registration, and insurance, it is typically due to a traffic infraction. With advancements in technology, officers are able to quickly verify license and registration status through an up-to-date Florida database. The case is not the same for insurance verification.
A bill that will undergo review during the spring legislative session could result in massive changes to insurance. Florida would devise a system by July of 2022 where insurance companies can upload reports each week with the most recent policyholder status. Officers would also be required to verify a driver's insurance status if they become involved in a traffic stop or a vehicle crash. Despite the proposed changes, drivers would still be required to carry proof of insurance.
Being able to verify insurance could factor heavily in reducing Florida's uninsured motorist rate which is currently a little more than 25 percent.
This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.
About Hochman & Goldin, P.A.
Scott Hochman and Sunny Goldin, both alumni from University of Miami School of Law, have each been practicing law in Florida for over 20 years. The Miami traffic attorney has handled more than 180,000 traffic citations in the courts of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and also represent clients in misdemeanor criminal cases. They also work as Miami expungement attorneys and are ready to assist clients. Call 305-665-1000 for more information or to speak with a Miami traffic lawyer.