Northwest Louisiana (KMSS) — Out of 3.3 million vehicles registered in Louisiana, about 26% of them aren't insured. That equates to about 869,000.
With citizens fed up with uninsured motorists, law enforcement has decided to take a stand and crack down on uninsured drivers.
Louisiana State Police held a checkpoint, making sure all drivers had proof of insurance, as is the law.
Drivers who didn't have proof of insurance had their license plates taken away. At was the case for any driver who didn't have proof of insurance, even if they had insurance. Once license plates are taken away, drivers have 3 business days to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get them back; after paying an administrative fee.
These checkpoints will continue to happen, so LSP reminds all drivers to always carry proof of car insurance.