Uninsured Motorists are in for a BIG surprise!

by Steve Wilson on June 25, 2010 · 1 comment

in Auto

 
Uninsured Motorists – LOOK OUT!

State officials are one step closer to getting uninsured motorist off the road- hooray!. According to HB 2331, police officers will now have the right to impound a person’s vehicle if they don’t have insurance starting on November 1, 2010. State Representative Steve Martin, who wrote the measure, says all insurance cards will be checked by a new computer system in police cruisers which will be constantly updated by insurance companies.

"I think it’s a great bill and law enforcement thinks it’s a great bill," says Martin R-Bartlesville.

Under the current law, officers were only allowed to give citations and uninsured motorists were allowed to drive away. 

"We used to rely solely on when we stopped them, we had to ask them for their insurance verification form, but there were individuals out there that would manufacture bogus ones so a lot of the times we didn’t know we were being snookered on the side of the road," said Capt. Chris West with Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The other loose end that needs to be tied is the drivers that purchase insurance once a year in order to provide proof and renew their vehicles’ tag.  Technology is being developed to assist us in helping ensure everyone maintains proper insurance at all times.

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