Crack down on overdue tags
Since Oklahoma is consistently looking for more revenue, I will suggest again that there are several things it could do in the motor vehicle area. I (and many others I’m sure) regularly see temporary license tags that are expired — past the 30-day grace period given by the state to pay the tax. Solution: When an officer sees this, he should stop the vehicle, call a tow truck to impound the vehicle, issue a ticket worth around $500 and check for insurance, which in many cases will be lacking. The $500 fine plus the impound charge for the vehicle, and possibly a $500 fine for no insurance, would get the state some money and teach the culprits a lesson. This is not a small problem, with offenders taking advantage of our state not enforcing the laws. This has been going on for far too long!
Gene McElvaney, Oklahoma City