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Reasons for Florida Drivers to Always Have Vital Records Handy

Driving is an experience enjoyed by many, and in some Florida cities like Tallahassee, it's practically a requirement for day-to-day life. Americans enjoy their cars, viewing them as a symbol of freedom. When you're in your vehicle, you should consider keeping the following vital documents with you:

  1. Driver License - You should consider a driver license as your primary form of identification for almost every situation. If you do not have a driver's license, you should obtain a state-issued identification card. You should keep your license up-to-date, including your current residential address.
  2. Vehicle Insurance Information - When you are in your vehicle, you should keep your insurance information in the glove compartment or in an envelope under the seat. Most insurance companies issue a card which you can keep in your wallet or purse, but it doesn't hurt to have additional information stored securely in your vehicle.
  3. Utility bill or other proof of residency - Though rarely required, additional residential information or other forms of identity don't require a lot of time or space, and can help further establish your credibility should you need it.
  4. Vehicle Title or Proof of Ownership - Though it is generally unsafe to keep your vehicle's official Title of Ownership in the car, you should consider keeping a photocopy. This copy, though unofficial, can prove proof of ownership should a law enforcement or other official request such information.
  5. Receipts - When you buy new tires, get an oil change or add some flare to your vehicle, you will receive a receipt for your purchase. Keep these receipts in your vehicle as they can help show further proof of ownership.