And clerks are supposed to be asking for proof of insurance when people renew their vehicle licenses. Unfortunately, there are auto insurers who deal with extremely short-term premium periods so it's ludicrously easy for a person to buy coverage for a couple of weeks - long enough to get their tags renewed - and then allow coverage to lapse.
However, the system is breaking down somewhere; otherwise there would not be so many being charged for not having insurance. And considering the number who are caught, imagine how many are actually driving without coverage and are not being caught!
Maybe it's time for our legislature to quit dealing with so many superfluous issues every time it meets and do something to put some teeth into the current law and get these miscreants off our streets and roads.
Charles L. Witt
VETS OFFER SYMPATHY TO CLEAVER'S FAMILY
To the Sun:
On behalf of the Clark County Veterans Council as well as Clark County veterans groups and veterans, we express our sincere sympathy to the family of Dr. Becke Cleaver upon her passing. Dr. Cleaver will be missed. She was an educational leader and scholar who affected countless young lives.
We write to commend her leadership and hard work in organizing Veterans Day activities in which veterans of all eras were honored and provided a meal. The programs were very well attended by community veterans and were a wonderful educational experience for the entire student body at Conkwright Middle School.
Becke's efforts to honor Clark County veterans were greatly appreciated. We hope that a portion of her legacy would be to continue those efforts.
Clark County Veterans Council