OK Official Says License Plate Policy Costs Turnpikes “Millions” in Lost Revenues

KRMG reports, “Oklahoma is one of only eight states where a license plate stays with the vehicle, rather than the original owner, when it’s sold,” and that policy is costing the state millions of dollars, says a state motor vehicle official. He tells the station one effect is “the Oklahoma turnpikes lose millions of dollars a year, because drivers whose tags aren’t registered under their names are much more likely to ignore tolls. That’s also a problem in Kansas and Texas, whose toll road systems are tied in with Oklahoma’s.”