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Uninsured Oklahoma drivers may lose their license plates

GasBuddy Blog -- Nearly 1 in 4 motorists in Oklahoma is uninsured. The state is doing something to correct this problem that places Oklahoma among the states with the highest percentage of uninsured drivers.

The Oklahoma Insurance Dept.(OID) has created a coalition of agencies to fight the problem because it's costing the state $8.8 million annually in lost revenue.

“You take a 10-year snapshot of that, that’s $80 million that could be going to fund other good services,” says John Doak, the IOD Commissioner.

There are more than 560,000 cars in Oklahoma that are uninsured, according to the OID. The Insurance Research Council (IRC) says that's almost 1 out of every 4 Oklahoma motorists lacking the coverage required to drive,...


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Submitted Feb 27, 2013 By: PD
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snapper06
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 7:51:25 AM

What ever they can do to protect legal law abiding citizens who do not get cited in accident is a good thing
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 4:53:13 AM

duane: don't have exact figures at the moment, but pretty high, I'd think. After all, there are lots of migrant workers who shuttle from North to South Florida on a regular basis.
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 10:35:29 PM

In Boston, if you're uninsured, your car is towed right then and there. You can't promise to park it in your driveway or anything. It's impounded, and the plate is kept at the district station until 1) You get the insurance up-to-date, 2) You get the registration re-instated.

You'll still have to go to court later for this non-arrestable misdemeanor. Some clerk magistrates will give you a break if your paperwork is in order, some won't.
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duane7810
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 8:17:29 AM

What is the FL situation?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 7:04:48 AM

TripleE: that may be, but they may just take another vehicle for a spin.
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TripleEAgent
Rookie Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 8:43:31 PM

Hey, that's where I live. If the vehicle is impounded you are sure to get the uninsured driver's attention.
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NEgirlCA
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 5:41:05 PM

Good idea.
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NSP31A
Sophomore Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 1:38:17 PM

This is a breach in personal freedom. Whenever government passes "good, innovative" legislation, it is never good for the common man. More bureaucracy and higher costs for premiums for all. (I have auto insurance by the way. I wouldn't dare be driving around without it.)
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hpmossii
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 12:53:00 PM

OK is behind the times. Here in PA you have to have proof of insurance to purchase a car or renew your vehicle registration.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 6:17:15 AM

good to see some more cracking on this. Friend of mine is stuck with over $2.5 million in medical bills when an uninsured motorists t-boned him while he was in the intersection (he had the right of way).
He was nearly dead, the driver causing the wreck walked away with a $200 ticket.
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lyn48
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 9:48:21 AM

Good Job OK, I hope every state will follow in your footsteps.
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:46:31 AM

not ok in OK!
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oas
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:15:12 AM

Old news.
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dar 1
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:07:44 AM

All they want is the money......
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WR-INC
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:00:01 AM

We need better ways to screen for these problems.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:59:49 AM

yesterday's news
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:58:54 AM

good.
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:58:51 AM

In Minnesota you lose your license.
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Alderaan
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:55:47 AM

That uninsured rate is insane.
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teamsimons
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:53:12 AM

This has nothing to do with gas prices that we can see.
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mark1962
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:53:11 AM

Bad
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Rick52
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:52:14 AM

Old News....NOT GAS PRICE RELATED !!
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:51:49 AM

Old news
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gabisgram
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:51:05 AM

Oklahoma is OK!
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LeeFree
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:46:57 AM

OK is behind the times. Here in PA you have to have proof of insurance just for starters on renewing your plate.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:45:07 AM

rerun
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:40:46 AM

Spend some money OK and git er dun
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isem
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:38:44 AM

Long overdue...
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epf
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:35:53 AM

I'll support getting uninsured individuals off the roads.
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Z06KY
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:35:02 AM

Go for it Oklahoma.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:30:59 AM

I thought we only get old, repeat stories on the weekends.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:30:44 AM

old post
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:30:02 AM

look out
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2parrots
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:29:53 AM

Have them display an insurance sticker as well as their inspection sticker.It works very well in Europe
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:29:39 AM

Old.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:29:33 AM

commented yesterday
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:25:42 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:24:09 AM

Old.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:21:25 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:21:18 AM

Do it.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:21:04 AM

Get'em off the roads.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:20:52 AM

old news.
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Beau2140
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:20:36 AM

It is OK by me.
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mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:20:23 AM

Should have their license suspended and cars impounded also
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Maintroll
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:20:14 AM

They should lose their tags as well as their licenses.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:18:53 AM

get them off the roads
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Foxt
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:17:10 AM

There will be a boom market for illegal or stolen plates.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:16:37 AM

About time!!!!!
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mazdaboy
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:15:01 AM

More likely to get caught without plates than without a license.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:12:34 AM

old news
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