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No Insurance? Crushed Car!  
User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Started earlier yesterday (Tuesday) around these parts.

The local plod have new powers to snatch cars which are uninsured, and unless the driver turns up pronto with papers to prove it then the car gets the mechanical hug of death and turned into a block of scrap steel the size of a coffee table.

It's done by a new system which is installed in a police car at the side of the road. Numberplates are read and compared to a database supplied by insurers, and if it comes back as not having insurance then the driver gets stopped. Over 130 cars so far in just one day were seized, with over 30 people arrested for related offences.

http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/me...1094_camera_threat_to_drivers.html

Good. I'm effing well sick of paying thirty quid a year extra on top of my insurance bill to compensate people for the damage uninsured drivers do.

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

Good - uninsured motorists have no business driving. I don't care if the vehicle is new . . . insure the damn thing. I agree with Whitehatter - I'm tired of paying extra $$$ for protecting myself against the moron that doesn't insure him/herself.

I wish Alaska would enforce their insurance laws in a similar fashion.


User currently offlineFLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1106 times:

About time too. Despite the new legislation, I did fear that it would never come into practice because of the authorities' obsession with speed cameras and the consequent lack of Police patrols. It's nice to see something is being done about it at last.


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

Here in Ohio if you are pulled over and can't show proof of insurance, you don't drive home. Your car gets towed from the spot.


redngold



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User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

Good. Plenty tired of idiots not paying for insurance.

Quoting WhiteHatter (Thread starter):
the car gets the mechanical hug of death and turned into a block of scrap steel the size of a coffee table.

Didn't see anything about this in the paper. It seems to make very little sense...why destroy a car that could be seized and auctioned off?

Regards



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User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

Hi guys.

Here in Ontario, if you get caught driving a car without proper insurance, you automatically get a $5,000 fine! You are convicted on the spot! The government has a Zero Tolerance policy about this.

So, if you choose to drive without insurance & you get nailed, your license is revoked until the fine is paid.

Regarding car insurance companies .... don't get me started!  mad  It's all a big friggin scam! That's why so many of the tall glass skyscraper buildings in large cities are owned by banks & insurance companies! They use the money they've scamed out of your pocket to build them.

Here's a single car crash I came across while 100 miles North of Toronto a few weeks ago. The driver wasn't hurt at all (he was very lucky!). He lost control for some reason. I guess his car insurance will go up!!!! If I was him, I'd say I swerved to miss a deer.  wink   liar 

PS, the woman in the first shot is a.net member Vaporlock.  spin 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/Thud/AlgonquinPark05148.jpg




Chris  Smile



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13039 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Probably most of the cars seized in the UK for not having insurance are probably old, beater klunkers close to their time to end their driving life anyway. I doubt they would crush them immediatly, they would have to wait for the paperwork to be processed.

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

Hopefully this will eliminate Chavs and Neds from the gene pool.

Bye, Kirkie.  duck 


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

As long as they are only grabbing ones that are out on public roads.

I have a truck in my driveway that I am not driving and therefore am not carrying insurance on.



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

Quoting Redngold (Reply 3):
Here in Ohio if you are pulled over and can't show proof of insurance, you don't drive home. Your car gets towed from the spot.


redngold

That might be true, though when you go to renew your plates for your car you are not required to show any actual proof of insurance? I use to live in Michigan and until you showed proof you did not get new plates for your car. I think OH is behind the times on this issue.



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User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

Quoting Mr Spaceman (Reply 5):
PS, the woman in the first shot is a.net member Vaporlock.

Hey, I remember that day very well.....on our way to "Algonquin Park"....sure was a great weekend!!!  yes 

Phyllis  bouncy 


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 993 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Thread starter):
Good. I'm effing well sick of paying thirty quid a year extra on top of my insurance bill to compensate people for the damage uninsured drivers do.

 checkmark  agree 100%

Quoting F9Widebody (Reply 4):
It seems to make very little sense...why destroy a car that could be seized and auctioned off?

Becuase more often than not those cars uninsured are old and in most cases unroadworthy too - worth bugger all and scrap is the best thing for them, get the deathtraps off the road.



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