The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office have teamed up to address Oklahoma’s uninsured driver problem. Law enforcement officers from both agencies will work together to operate driver safety checkpoints in Tulsa County.
“Our Anti-Fraud Unit is excited to work with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and continue our efforts to reduce the number of uninsured drivers on Oklahoma roadways,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “One out of every four drivers in Oklahoma does not have the minimum liability coverage that’s required by state law. That is one reason we have some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country.”
The first safety checkpoint is scheduled took place Nov. 17, from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
The OID is also working with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to combat the issue. On Thanksgiving, Commissioner Doak and several members of the Anti-Fraud Unit will conduct ride-alongs with OHP troopers.
The OHP also took part in an OID public service announcement targeting uninsured drivers. It can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htn_VkctY1c&feature=plcp.