Dallas Texas 'No Insurance' towing Ordinance....WORKS!
ordinance that if you are pulled over by law enforcement and not able to provide
proof of insurance, your car will be towed right on the spot and issued a
receipt for the vehicle.
impounded, you must present the receipt, show proof of insurance and a drivers
license or other ID to have your car released. This has made it easy for the
City of Dallas to remove uninsured cars that are typically driven by illegals.
Shortly after "No Insurance" ordinance was passed, the Dallas impound lots
began to fill up quickly and were full after nine days. Turns out that most of
the impounded cars were driven by illegals.
Not only must you provide proof of insurance to have your car released, you
have to pay for the cost of the tow, a $350 fine, and charged $20 for every day
their car is kept in the lot.
I would suggest other cities across the nation to follow what Dallas, Texas
is doing. Not only is it getting uninsured drivers off the road, but it is
taking away vehicles driven by illegals who have no insurance that might
endanger your life.
WITHOUT making them show proof of nationality or violating their rights or
'profiling'. Wonder how the ACLU or the Justice Department will get around this
Towing Ordinance - Towing Uninsured Motorist
Beginning January 1, 2009 the Dallas Police Department will
begin enforcing the Uninsured Motorist Ordinance, approved by the Dallas City
Council on May 28, 2008. Under this ordinance drivers stopped for a traffic
violation who cannot show proof of auto insurance meeting state requirements
will be issued a citation and will have his or her vehicle towed at the owner’s
expense. The City already tows the vehicles of uninsured motorists involved in
The new ordinance is in response to the large number of people
driving in the City of Dallas without the proper state required auto insurance.
These uninsured drivers place an unfair burden on those who comply with state
law and maintain auto insurance. The Dallas Police Department currently issues
about 75,000 citations a year to motorists with no auto insurance. With the new
ordinance, the city anticipates fewer of these citations as more drivers comply
with the law to avoid having their vehicles towed.
To find out more about the Uninsured Motorist Ordinance that
amended Section 28-4 of the Dallas City Code, please review the
If you have any questions about this policy please call 311 (the
City of Dallas’ Customer Service Helpline) or 214-670-5111 when calling outside
the City of Dallas.
Comply with state law: contact an automobile insurance provider
and obtain auto insurance. It’s the law.
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