December 8, 2009
[efoods]State officials are looking at beefing up the state’s electronic insurance verification system by setting up cameras across the state to randomly record vehicle tags.
Cameras set up at about 200 locations along selected highways would focus in on a tag’s bar code — found at the bottom of each tag — and record it. Bar code scanners would match the tag numbers with a national database containing real-time vehicle insurance information.
Vehicle owners without valid insurance would be mailed a ticket.
“That’s a horrible idea,” said Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City. “It’s Big Brother at its finest.”