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November 1, 2002

Albany- Each car's vehicle identification number and policy information will be part of a statewide database.

Friday was the deadline for insurance agents to get all those VIN numbers to the Department of MotorVehicle Safety.

But some say the database is more trouble than its worth.

"That's the big problem I see with the whole database entry because you key it in wrong, I can't confirm it, and a 3 looks like an 8, a 5 looks like a 5 and vice versa," Insurance agent Bill Copelan.

You'll still have to carry your card, but it won't be how police check if you're insured. The database is expected to be up and running February first.

Posted at 10:15 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

 

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