Bill could keep uninsured drivers from getting damages in crashes
|Updated: 4/03/2013 4:10 pm
||Published: 4/03/2013 4:09 pm
A proposal to penalize drivers who break state law is gaining traction at the capitol.
A house committee has approved a bill that says uninsured drivers can't receive monetary damages after accidents, even if it was another driver's fault.
By law drivers are required to have auto insurance, but a 2011 report found 24 percent of Oklahomans are uninsured.
Two democratic representatives are worried the bill violates the state's constitution, which guarantees a remedy for any injury.
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