Ontario implements real-time verification of auto insurance at plate renewals!

Posted November 12, 2010 by in News | No comments yet

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MOT) is implementing an electronic verification system that will provide on-the-spot confirmation of insurance when drivers go to renew their licence plate.

The Uninsured Vehicles Project (UVP) comes into effect on Nov. 29. It’s a joint initiative between the Ontario government and the Insurance Bureau of Canada to allow verification of mandatory automobile insurance coverage at the time of plate renewal.

Currently, drivers are required to provide proof of insurance when renewing their vehicle’s plates. The new electronic verification system allows the province to confirm proof of insurance immediately and directly with IBC.

“Partnering with the Insurance Bureau of Canada to check for valid insurance in real-time will make sure that drivers have insurance that is valid and up-to-date,” an MOT release says. “It will also help keep Ontario’s roads safe by ensuring there are fewer uninsured vehicles on the road and less risk to other drivers.”

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