November 22, 2012
Oklahoma motorists are guilty until proven innocent. Police in Tulsa set up a checkpoint to catch motorists who were driving without insurance, or even simply driving without proof of insurance. Those caught driving without insurance had their cars towed, while those without proof of insurance got fined a whopping $250 for not having their papers in order. Unfortunately, scams like these are popping up everywhere these days as police are desperate for cash and local governments are reluctant to raise taxes with the economy in the trash (incidentally, the economy is in the trash because of the very same government).
Oklahoma is cracking down on uninsured drivers by testing a new method in Tulsa.
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office set up an insurance checkpoint in west Tulsa overnight Saturday.
Deputies were there until 3 a.m. making sure drivers had proof of insurance.
Violators received $250 ticket, and those with zero insurance had their cars towed.
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