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Several states use digital licenses, others considering it

INDIANAPOLIS (WIVB) - If you get pulled over, but you forget your wallet, don't worry, because there's an app for that.

One lawmaker in Indiana is pushing for digital driver's licenses.

Under the proposed bill, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles could put your state identification, learner's permit or driver's license onto an app on your phone.

Police officers couldn't take your phone, keep it as evidence or download information without your permission.

Still, some people have security concerns about the idea.

"I feel like it would be easy to steal someone's identity, like if they steal your phone," Indianapolis resident Hannah Johnson said.

Another city resident, Luke Turgeon, said "A lot of people contain all the cards they need in their phone already. I think it's a smart move, to move towards that."

Several states, including Louisiana, either use digital licenses, have pilot programs or are considering it.


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