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Tulsa County to get safety checkpoints

Published: November 17, 2012

Tulsa to get checkpoints

Officers from the Oklahoma Insurance Department and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department will work together beginning Saturday to operate driver safety checkpoints in Tulsa County looking for uninsured drivers. One in four Oklahoma drivers does not have the minimum liability coverage required by state law, Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak said. “That is one reason we have some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country,” Doak said. The first safety checkpoint is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. The Insurance Department also is working with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to combat the issue. On Thanksgiving, Doak and members of the agency’s Anti-Fraud Unit will conduct ride-alongs with troopers. “We need to raise awareness about the seriousness of this problem,” Doak said.

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