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Electronic proof of auto insurance is now officially acceptable to offer during a traffic stop in Albuquerque, and possibly soon throughout the rest of Bernalillo County.
Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden last week made it official that officers must accept digital proof of insurance, such as through an app or email, the same way they handle paper documentation. Until his special order, the decision to accept digital proof was left informally up to the officer’s discretion.
The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, which also operates on an informal policy regarding electronic proof of insurance, may follow APD’s path next week.