Effective immediately, Albertans can use their smart phones to show proof of insurance. The electronic pink slips have been a long-time coming, as consumer groups and the insurance industry have pushed to replace the outdated paper pink slips drivers have to carry.
Alberta's move follows Nova Scotia, as well as Newfoundland and Labrador in accepting digital proof of insurance. All other provinces, including Ontario and Quebec still require motorists to carry the paper slips with them at all times.
Drivers need to prove they have insurance when requested by police, and also require the information in the event of an accident. It must be shown to any other parties involved in a collision, and shown when making an accident report.