A Crackdown on People Driving without Insurance

Nov 23, 2012

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak has been riding along with a state trooper to see how car insurance and the lack thereof affects drivers throughout the state.

The Tulsa World reports Doak spent Thanskgiving morning riding around with an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper. Insurance Commission staffers were also stationed with troopers who were conducting insurance checks in Creek County on Thursday.

Doak says many of the people that are being stopped would rather pay a fine than pay for insurance.

Doak says the Insurance Commission plans to present a plan to increase the current fine of $250 for driving without insurance in the next legislative session.