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Thousands of uninsured drivers to be notified in new program

Posted at 6:18 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2019-02-20 19:45:22-05

TULSA, OK (KJRH) — After about two months of the Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion Program, about 2,100 people are about to be notified they're driving without insurance.

Officials say they want the program to encourage people to get insurance, rather than get them in trouble. Those who get the notices will have to pay a $175 fine and provide proof that the car is insured. Officials say the drivers won’t face charges if they follow those guidelines.

Officials report nearly 600,000 drivers in the state don’t have insurance. That amounts to about 24% of licensed drivers on the road in Oklahoma.

Cars with cameras drive through high-volume areas, and even head to areas outside cities to scan everyone’s license plates. Those who don’t have an insurance policy connected to their car get the notice.

Officials say in 2019, the program will presumably add more cars to the fleet, and also attach stationary cameras to poles in high-volume areas.