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Bill Allowing Uninsured Vehicles In Oklahoma To Be Impounded Sent

There are 137 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from May 28, 2010, titled Bill Allowing Uninsured Vehicles In Oklahoma To Be Impounded Sent. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

A bill that would allow law enforcement to impound uninsured vehicles in Oklahoma is on the way to Governor Henry's desk.

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david

United States

#1 May 28, 2010
i,m not so sure i like this law! we need to get this great ape off of our backs...right!?
slimjim

Tulsa, OK

#2 May 28, 2010
Sounds good but waiting for action. There is a vehicle that aparently belong to an illegal parked at 3636 So 106 east ave. I have called it in 5 times and no response. The car tag is 2008 tires are flat.
Happy Gilmore

Tulsa, OK

#3 May 28, 2010
YES!!!! Get these deadbeat freeloaders off our streets!!!
Chris

Oklahoma City, OK

#5 May 28, 2010
This is a good thing. The only problem I see with it is the verification isnt always right. I went to get my tag 2 weeks ago and they said their verification system said I didnt have insurance even though I did. I had to call the insurance company and have them fax over a letter stating my policy was in force and current. I would be rather hacked off if i got stopped and got towed away for no reason. I think the bugs will work themselves out eventually.
Mike

Tulsa, OK

#6 May 28, 2010
I like the law in general, but anything you give the goverment more power problems seem to follow. Trust me people will get thier cans impounded when they had insurance. It will be blown off with a " oh a mistake" etc. You are still stuck with all the fee's etc. to get your vehicle back.
FEDup

Birmingham, AL

#7 May 28, 2010
slimjim wrote:
Sounds good but waiting for action. There is a vehicle that aparently belong to an illegal parked at 3636 So 106 east ave. I have called it in 5 times and no response. The car tag is 2008 tires are flat.
If the vehicle is not being driven, then there is no law that says the owner must maintain insurance. The car you talking about has flat tires and an expired tag. It has been parked in the same spot for awhile so it is obviously not being used. The compulsory insurance law only applies to those vehicles driven on the roadways.

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Since: Jan 10

Tulsa, Ok

#8 May 28, 2010
Bout time. It is cheaper, right now, for people to not have insurance, get a ticket, and still drive their car. Odds are that you get away with it more than the cost of insurance. That's why people do it. If they can't afford insurance, you shouldn't drive. Simple as that.
Now, you get to lose your car, pay the tow, impound, buy insurance and show proof of before you get your car back. I totally agree with this. You have nothing to worry about if you do what your supposed to do.
soonerjim

Oklahoma City, OK

#9 May 28, 2010
Although this bill sounds like a good idea I can personally account for why it should be Vetoed by the Governor. During a roadblock set up for whatever reason I was asked for my insurance verification. The verification in my truck ended in February and it was March 3. The tag verification wasn't working so I received a ticket. The problem is I HAVE CARRIED INSURANCE CONTINUALLY FOR MORE THAN 23 YEARS with the same company which verified to law enforcement that I had insurance. With this new draconian law my truck would have been impounded and I would have been walking!!! Impound my truck when I was driving it lawfully? I hope there is a provision where somebody is held financially accountable for such government efficiency!!
Scott - tulsa

Broken Arrow, OK

#11 May 28, 2010
soonerjim wrote:
Although this bill sounds like a good idea I can personally account for why it should be Vetoed by the Governor. During a roadblock set up for whatever reason I was asked for my insurance verification. The verification in my truck ended in February and it was March 3. The tag verification wasn't working so I received a ticket. The problem is I HAVE CARRIED INSURANCE CONTINUALLY FOR MORE THAN 23 YEARS with the same company which verified to law enforcement that I had insurance. With this new draconian law my truck would have been impounded and I would have been walking!!! Impound my truck when I was driving it lawfully? I hope there is a provision where somebody is held financially accountable for such government efficiency!!
Uh, soonerjim, you were driving without proof of insurance. You would be the one held financially accountable, as it was your own fault. Just like if you had an expired drivers license or tag. Pretty simple, don't be stupid and you won't get your car impounded.
Blondie

Tulsa, OK

#13 May 28, 2010
I'm just afraid that there will be more hit and runs.
Barbara

United States

#14 May 28, 2010
Sounds good in theory. But how often is the "computer down"? Law abiding people are gonna get gouged.
My2Cents

Tulsa, OK

#16 May 28, 2010
It's about time. There needs to be more consequences for people that don't obey the law. Driving is a privilege and not a right. If you can not drive lawfully and with the safety of the greater public in mind, you need to be off the roads. Unable to afford the cost to do so is no excuse. It's these individuals that drive up the cost for the rest of us that pay our insurances and taxes. Why wait for a traffic offense to occur before checking insurance... visit any mall or shopping center parking lot and start verifying (and impounding) away.
SteVe

Tulsa, OK

#17 May 28, 2010
People all you have to do is carry your insurance verification card with you. That proves you have insurance!!! When it expires, be sure to put your new one that you receive in it's place in your auto.
brent

Wichita, KS

#18 May 28, 2010
sounds like a crock of shit to me just another way to make money wake up people
ummmbop

Tulsa, OK

#19 May 28, 2010
Its about time they start trying to pass laws that will get the deadbeats that choose to drive illegally, I had a guy come into my place of business today where I have to ask for ID and it was an "ID card that plainly stated, that he was not to drive a vehicle, but he sure pulled up in one and left in one"! When I called it into the TPD they said there was nothing they could do about it, haha go figure!
chris

Tulsa, OK

#21 May 28, 2010
Scott - tulsa wrote:
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Uh, soonerjim, you were driving without proof of insurance. You would be the one held financially accountable, as it was your own fault. Just like if you had an expired drivers license or tag. Pretty simple, don't be stupid and you won't get your car impounded.
Its an absurd law for many reasons.
I have seen the time when I was out of a job and nothing I could do about it.
What would you do if you had to choose between eating and buying car insurance? Paying rent or buying car Insurance.
How will you get a job when your car is impounded?
How will you buy insurance without a job?
We dont live in a perfect world and life isnt allways simple.
Sand Springs

Boynton, OK

#22 May 28, 2010
What about people that don't have health insurance? When they go to the hospital and can't pay it drives up the cost of health care for all of us. The Government needs to pass a law that makes people buy health insurance....but Oklahoma would probably pass a law that says you don't have to buy health insurance..lol..Oklahoma is so backwards.
deacon

Tulsa, OK

#23 May 28, 2010
Sand Springs wrote:
What about people that don't have health insurance? When they go to the hospital and can't pay it drives up the cost of health care for all of us. The Government needs to pass a law that makes people buy health insurance....but Oklahoma would probably pass a law that says you don't have to buy health insurance..lol..Oklahoma is so backwards.
Have you been in a coma?
IMHO

Jenks, OK

#24 May 29, 2010
I don't see the problem. Insurance sends out replacement cards 30 days before your insurance is up so there is no time when you don't have verification cards.

Besides, this law allows the officer to have a car towed for the infraction - that does not mean they will do that in every instance.

It's a $129 ticket to be caught without your verification and it's been that way for years. You can show up in court with proof of insurance at the time of the ticket and only have court costs.

It costs me $200 a year to protect myself from uninsured people and more to cover my own vehicle. I would love to see it start costing the uninsured a little bit too.

I am all for this bill and if you keep everything in order then you don't have anything to worry about.
Rev_Kenneth

United States

#25 May 29, 2010
FEDup wrote:
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If the vehicle is not being driven, then there is no law that says the owner must maintain insurance. The car you talking about has flat tires and an expired tag. It has been parked in the same spot for awhile so it is obviously not being used. The compulsory insurance law only applies to those vehicles driven on the roadways.
This car needs to be classified as abandoned and delt with accordingly.

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