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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Insurance Department and lawmakers are taking a needed step to solving our state’s uninsured driver problem. An interim study on the issue will be held tomorrow at the State Capitol.
“Oklahoma has the highest percentage of uninsured motorists in the country,” Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak said. “Every driver in this state is affected by paying higher premiums, which is why we must do something to stop this free ride. Tomorrow we will be hearing from consumers, industry experts, attorneys, regulators and law enforcement so we can move forward with a possible solution.”
Sen. Corey Brooks, R-Washington, and Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, are conducting the study with the help of the Senate Public Safety Committee. The purpose of the study is to learn more about the cause of the uninsured motorist problem and what can be done to improve Oklahoma’s uninsured driver rates.
Presentations will cover the spectrum of the problem including:
Lawmakers will use the findings from this study to decide whether to change any laws in the upcoming legislative session.
The public is encouraged to attend. The study will be held at the State Capitol in Room 419C from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
About the Oklahoma Insurance Department
The Oklahoma Insurance Department, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, is responsible for the education and protection of the insurance-buying public and for oversight of the insurance industry in the state.
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