The State of Oklahoma is part of the Lower Great Plains and has been known for its oil, cattle drives and 1889 Land Rush, which created the “Sooners” nickname. Areas such as the Ouachita National Forest include American bison, mountain lions, bobcats, elk, bald eagles, badgers, armadillo, otters and red foxes. Make sure to buy the compulsory insurance coverage before you drive in the state.
Oklahoma Motto: “Land of the Red Man”
The word Oklahoma means land of the red man in the Choctaw language. “Oklahoma Sooners” refers to the “Land Rush of 1889” when 50,000 people lined up at the border to claim up to two million acres of land. Settlers could claim up to 160 acres of land, which had previously belonged to the Native-Americans.
Energy, telecommunications and biotechnology are important industries in the state. The primary Oklahoma highways are I-35, I-40 and I-45; make sure to carry the compulsory motor vehicle policy when driving in the state.
Minimum Oklahoma Insurance Coverage
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (ODPS) has created the Oklahoma Compulsory Insurance Verification System (OCIVS) “Oklahoma Statutes 47, Section 7-600.2” for enforcement of the compulsory liability insurance law. Insurance companies must send their customer information to the OCIVS. Here are the Oklahoma minimum insurance coverage levels:
- $25,000 for bodily injury or death per person
- $50,000 for bodily injury or death per accident
- $25,000 for property damage or destruction
Oklahoma uninsured motorists rank as the worst in the nation.
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Penalties for Non-Compliance
“Oklahoma Statutes Section 47-7-606, Failure to Maintain Insurance or Security – Penalties” established guidelines for courts. The first offense for not carrying car insurance could lead to a fine of not more than $250.00, jail time of not more than 30 days and license suspension. Reinstatement fees of $275 are required.
The State of Oklahoma has authorized police officers to seize uninsured license plates and assign temporary insurance, in lieu of towing.
While the best land might have been taken back in 1889, the State of Oklahoma still has a lot to offer. Just fill out the form above for a free quote.