WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1541 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.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1523 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.
FLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1510 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.
Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1501 times:
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! 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.
PS, the woman in the first shot is a.net member Vaporlock.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13692 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1475 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.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 45
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1450 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.
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.