This is one of the battles I tried fighting. Unfortunately this one I had to surrender because the OBMV would not respond other than with repeated form letters and license suspension was looming. I spoke with Rep. Ron Young about this. I was not at all happy with his response but out of respect for him and his past record I will not go further with commenting on it.
Rep. John Becker responded with this:
We have had some discussions about this
problem. It is on the radar but I’m not sure where it’s going.
Please contact your state reps and let them know this is a concern. IF we are trying to restore the Constitution no stone needs to be left unturned.
O.B.M.V. or to whom it may
I received a notification
stating that I was randomly selected to verify that I have coverage
for my 2001 Daweoo. This concerns me.
I do want to comply and
follow what the notification requests but I want to make sure
both myself and the OBMV is doing what is constitutionally correct.
Please provided clarification as to the reasons you request such
proof of insurance and by what authority to do so pursuant to the 4th
Amendment of The Constitution which states:
The right of the
people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,
against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,
and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by
Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be
searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
words that alarm me are The right of
the people to be secure in their... papers... against unreasonable
searches and seizures, shall not be violated ….
recently renewed my license plates for both of my vehicles in June
and I needed to show proof that I had auto insurance. I also
understand that any driving infraction a police officer can demand to
see a drivers license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance
but the officer has probable cause to do. To be randomly selected
seems to be in violation of the 4th
spoken with my state representative about this and will have further
dialog with him concerning this issue if it is constitutionally
would like to request information on this matter, the full context of
O.R.C. [masked] and additional time so all parties can review the
legality of such law.
I want to be in compliance I just want to make sure this is