My 2 Cents: Law To Crack Down On Uninsured Drivers Rarely Enforced

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 11:13 pm

By: News 9

As one of the thousands and thousands of Oklahoma drivers who've been crashed into by an uninsured motorist, I was extremely disappointed by what our 9 Investigates team discovered.

Simply put, Alex Cameron found the new law designed to crack down on uninsured motorists by confiscating their license tags, and replacing them with a special ‘uninsured tag' that gives them 10 days to get insurance, is rarely, I mean very rarely being enforced.

The Highway Patrol says part of the reason is trooper safety, out on busy highways swapping out license tags, but that doesn't necessarily explain why law enforcement in 46 of our 77 counties haven't enforced it at all.

If it's a hassle for officers, let's streamline it. But we're still number one -- that means the worst in the nation for the percentage of uninsured drivers on our roads.

An insurance agent I talked to Monday said the new law, as it's being enforced, hasn't helped a bit. The agent said that three out of every 10 accidents he deals with involve uninsured motorists.

That means all of us will continue to pay more for our insurance because it's increasingly likely we'll be hit by someone who hasn't bothered to get any at all.

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's My 2 Cents.


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