Some state lawmakers are talking about whether the state could save money by replacing and selling-off Oklahoma Highway Patrol cruisers at a lower mileage.
Representative Jeff Hickman of Fairview said O.H.P. sells vehicles after they've racked-up between 125,000 to 170,000 miles, which is pretty high mileage for the regional average.
"Surrounding states like Kansas actually sell their vehicles at 49,500 miles. They're recouping a great deal of their costs, and actually making money for their departments," Hickman told KTOK.
Hickman said O.H.P. and local law enforcement have actually bought lower mileage cruisers from Kansas.
Hickman's looking at possible legislation which could help produce revenue for state coffers. He and other lawmakers are considering whether O.H.P. should sell cruisers after the vehicles have reached 80,000 miles.