OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation authorizing law enforcement officers to remove the license tags of uninsured vehicles has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
Supporters say the law is designed to lower the number of uninsured motorists in Oklahoma. That rate fell in Louisiana from 30 percent to about 12 percent when a similar law was implemented there.
The law authorizes police to remove an uninsured vehicle's tag and replace it with a sticker that provides minimum liability insurance for up to 10 days at no cost to the state. The tag will be returned once the offender buys insurance and pays fees and fines.
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak proposed the measure. He says driving without insurance is irresponsible increases insurance costs for others.
The law goes into effect Nov. 1.