Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    12:35 AM

GasBuddy News Article

62
votes
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,...


Read the Full Article

Submitted Feb 27, 2013 By: PD
Category: GasBuddy Official Blog > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Uninsured Oklahoma drivers may lose their license plates Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
snapper06
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:2,948
Points:342,445
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:51:25 AM

What ever they can do to protect legal law abiding citizens who do not get cited in accident is a good thing
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:22,216
Points:2,065,515
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 5:53:13 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.
Profile Pic
traffic cop
Champion Author Boston

Posts:2,615
Points:941,080
Joined:Oct 2004
Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 11:35:29 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.
Profile Pic
duane7810
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:2,358
Points:608,825
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 9:17:29 AM

What is the FL situation?
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:22,216
Points:2,065,515
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 8:04:48 AM

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

Posts:13
Points:166,615
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 9:43:31 PM

Hey, that's where I live. If the vehicle is impounded you are sure to get the uninsured driver's attention.
Profile Pic
NEgirlCA
Rookie Author California

Posts:9
Points:23,055
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 6:41:05 PM

Good idea.
Profile Pic
NSP31A
Sophomore Author New Hampshire

Posts:145
Points:374,235
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 2:38:17 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.)
Profile Pic
hpmossii
Veteran Author Pennsylvania

Posts:257
Points:501,165
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 1:53:00 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.
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:22,216
Points:2,065,515
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 7:17:15 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.
Profile Pic
lyn48
Rookie Author Atlanta

Posts:8
Points:23,825
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 10:48:21 AM

Good Job OK, I hope every state will follow in your footsteps.
Profile Pic
sydb7
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:5,066
Points:2,308,245
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 6:46:31 AM

not ok in OK!
Profile Pic
oas
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:6,401
Points:2,597,065
Joined:Feb 2005
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 6:15:12 AM

Old news.
Profile Pic
dar 1
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:7,990
Points:548,470
Joined:Jan 2005
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 6:07:44 AM

All they want is the money......
Profile Pic
WR-INC
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:42,562
Points:4,077,335
Joined:Dec 2002
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 6:00:01 AM

We need better ways to screen for these problems.
Profile Pic
NotTom
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:7,162
Points:1,783,815
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:59:49 AM

yesterday's news
Profile Pic
Dailyrun
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:2,217
Points:434,915
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:58:54 AM

good.
Profile Pic
mnrick041
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:17,079
Points:1,823,870
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:58:51 AM

In Minnesota you lose your license.
Profile Pic
Alderaan
Champion Author Greenville

Posts:1,288
Points:389,845
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:55:47 AM

That uninsured rate is insane.
Profile Pic
teamsimons
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:3,977
Points:898,860
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:53:12 AM

This has nothing to do with gas prices that we can see.
Profile Pic
mark1962
Champion Author Albany

Posts:7,833
Points:1,704,990
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:53:11 AM

Bad
Profile Pic
Rick52
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:14,430
Points:1,646,340
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:52:14 AM

Old News....NOT GAS PRICE RELATED !!
Profile Pic
Ringmaster2008
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:9,506
Points:1,487,275
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:51:49 AM

Old news
Profile Pic
gabisgram
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:4,181
Points:1,330,545
Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:51:05 AM

Oklahoma is OK!
Profile Pic
LeeFree
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:11,265
Points:2,689,875
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:46:57 AM

OK is behind the times. Here in PA you have to have proof of insurance just for starters on renewing your plate.
Profile Pic
belladog
Champion Author Mobile

Posts:3,935
Points:1,249,975
Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:45:07 AM

rerun
Profile Pic
Lengas
Champion Author Gary

Posts:15,846
Points:3,173,425
Joined:Nov 2004
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:40:46 AM

Spend some money OK and git er dun
Profile Pic
isem
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:4,089
Points:878,915
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:38:44 AM

Long overdue...
Profile Pic
epf
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:8,497
Points:2,345,025
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:35:53 AM

I'll support getting uninsured individuals off the roads.
Profile Pic
Z06KY
Champion Author Louisville

Posts:7,344
Points:1,361,240
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:35:02 AM

Go for it Oklahoma.
Profile Pic
vamike
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:7,327
Points:1,803,710
Joined:Dec 2008
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:30:59 AM

I thought we only get old, repeat stories on the weekends.
Profile Pic
greshams
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:4,191
Points:830,395
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:30:44 AM

old post
Profile Pic
hockey_24
Champion Author KW

Posts:2,370
Points:520,405
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:30:02 AM

look out
Profile Pic
2parrots
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:3,809
Points:800,660
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:29:53 AM

Have them display an insurance sticker as well as their inspection sticker.It works very well in Europe
Profile Pic
MaxGasUp
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:2,026
Points:629,220
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:29:39 AM

Old.
Profile Pic
rjd1608
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:7,493
Points:2,383,305
Joined:Aug 2003
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:29:33 AM

commented yesterday
Profile Pic
aburns20
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:5,302
Points:1,116,020
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:25:42 AM

Old news
Profile Pic
StrangeLuv
Champion Author Kansas City

Posts:5,598
Points:1,309,935
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:24:09 AM

Old.
Profile Pic
pfone1847
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:5,336
Points:1,077,030
Joined:Oct 2010
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:21:25 AM

Old news
Profile Pic
pepinoNC
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:4,343
Points:1,111,170
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:21:18 AM

Do it.
Profile Pic
AvantiMick
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:14,849
Points:2,990,010
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:21:04 AM

Get'em off the roads.
Profile Pic
Goat2008
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:2,074
Points:1,079,570
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:20:52 AM

old news.
Profile Pic
Beau2140
Champion Author New York

Posts:10,380
Points:2,097,560
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:20:36 AM

It is OK by me.
Profile Pic
mrjames1818
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:3,716
Points:2,452,245
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:20:23 AM

Should have their license suspended and cars impounded also
Profile Pic
Maintroll
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:10,796
Points:2,158,985
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:20:14 AM

They should lose their tags as well as their licenses.
Profile Pic
74celica
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:3,589
Points:2,265,310
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:18:53 AM

get them off the roads
Profile Pic
Foxt
Champion Author Minnesota

Posts:7,374
Points:2,470,125
Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:17:10 AM

There will be a boom market for illegal or stolen plates.
Profile Pic
sabob
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:16,037
Points:1,553,890
Joined:Dec 2008
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:16:37 AM

About time!!!!!
Profile Pic
mazdaboy
Champion Author Portland

Posts:9,991
Points:2,542,685
Joined:Aug 2003
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:15:01 AM

More likely to get caught without plates than without a license.
Profile Pic
twobroke61
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:10,540
Points:2,041,910
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:12:34 AM

old news
Post a reply Back to Topics