Crack down on over­due tags

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - OPINION -

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

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