Vote Delayed On E-Car Insurance Bill

TRENTON (AP) -

The Assembly on Monday delayed a vote on a measure that would allow drivers in New Jersey to use smart phones, computers or tablets to prove they carry auto insurance during traffic stops.

The bill was pulled from the agenda without explanation. It would authorize drivers to use an electronic form of their car insurance coverage. That means motorists won’t necessarily have to carry a paper copy to prove they are covered.

It also states that the use of an electronic format does not give consent to a police search of the device.