Cameras being put in to curb uninsured driving in Oklahoma

Posted at 8:09 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 21:14:36-05

Experts say uninsured drivers in Oklahoma rise premiums for those who pay for it. Multiple studies show Oklahoma has the worst percentage of uninsured drivers, but the Oklahoma Insurance Department is taking steps to cut that number down.

The plan is to use cameras to run plates and warn drivers if they're driving uninsured. The cameras will scan cars' license plates and send letters to those without insurance. The database was just updated to run real-time, so those letters could start sending out in the coming weeks.

New data from the Oklahoma Insurance Department shows more than one in ten registered drivers on the road is driving without insurance. The letters are warnings, but if the department doesn't receive a response, it could result in prosecution.