Officer, I just saved a bunch of money by switching to… wait… where’d I put my insurance card?

I got this in an email today from my insurance company:

Effective July 16, 2005, District of Columbia police officers will begin issuing $300.00 fines for drivers who cannot provide proof of insurance when stopped. An individual pulled over by District police officers must be able to provide license, registration and a current insurance card or a citation will be issued.

DC also provides fines for eating ($100) or talking on your cell phone ($100) while driving. Meanwhile, in Virginia, where I live, we’ve just recently turned off our red light cameras ($50). Such a strange contrast especially since I only live 10 miles from DC.

Now if only we they would fine everyone who rubbernecks at accidents (shall we start the bidding at $500?). Then the revenue would really roll in! LOL