Colorado was the first state in the United States to offer residents the option to electronically transmit digital identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance to law enforcement. This came in the form of MyColorado, a contactless digital ID app. Since we reported the launch of MyColorado in 2019, nearly 100,000 people have signed up for accounts through the app, according to the state.
MyColorado can now be used as a form of ID with the Colorado State Patrol, which adopted the digital ID technology in November 2020 and has used it with 1,400 traffic stops. Law enforcement agencies in Colorado Springs and Broomfield have also begun accepting the app.
The MyColorado app isn’t just useful when a law enforcement officer has pulled you over. About 300 Colorado restaurants, bars, breweries and liquor stores, as well as some state agencies, have also signed up to accept the technology.
At present, MyColorado can’t be used to board a flight, and it will take years for many law enforcement agencies to accept it.