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Georgia electronic auto insurance verification system crashes

Posted On Fri, June 11, 2010

There could be trouble for some Georgia drivers who have changed or added an auto insurance plan in the last week.

The Georgia Electronic Insurance Compliance System, which allows law enforcement officials to verify a driver's insurance information in the field, crashed early last Sunday, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The crash, which was caused by a burst water pipe on the roof of the state's Department of Revenue building in Atlanta, rendered the system unable to process updates to the system from insurance companies across the state that came after midnight on Sunday.

While the problem has since been repaired, the Times Free Press said it will leave those drivers who made insurance transactions after midnight on Sunday without updated information until the middle of next week. Because Georgia requires all drivers have insurance, the paper said, this incident highlights why it is important for all drivers to carry up-to-date proof of insurance in their car.

Georgia lawmakers also recently voted to ban texting while driving, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. The ban will start July 1 and any driver caught texting will receive a $150 ticket.ADNFCR-2297-ID-19833021-ADNFCR

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