How do I find someone’s car insurance policy?

Is there a good way to find someone's car insurance policy information? My son's 21 years old and he isn’t exactly responsible. He told me he bought car insurance, but he couldn't provide it to law enforcement after running a stoplight. Now, I need to find a way to look up his policy—if it even exists.

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I’m so sorry to hear about your trouble; kids will be kids no matter how old they get! Luckily, there are a few ways you can find proof of insurance for your son.
The best place to look for his car insurance information is in the car. When insurance companies give policies to customers, it’s common for customers to tuck them into glove compartments or other storage areas in the car. With any luck, you’ll find his insurance card or insurance policy information in the car.
If that doesn’t work, check the provider’s website. If your son remembers which insurance company he uses, you can set up an account on their app or website. Once you access the account, you should be able to find all of his insurance information.
As a last resort, contact your local DMV. The DMV keeps records of every drivers’ insurance information. Once they have the car’s VIN (vehicle identification number), the DMV can likely find your son’s policy information and some proof of insurance.
If it turns out your son doesn’t have a reliable policy, use the Jerry app to find the best rate on the coverage he needs. A licensed broker, Jerry can help find and compare quotes from over 50 top providers in minutes. All you need to do is pick a plan you like, and Jerry can take care of the rest. The average Jerry driver saves $879 a year on car insurance!
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 08, 2021
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