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Dallas Texas 'No Insurance' towing Ordinance....WORKS!

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In the City of Dallas, Texas, they passed an
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.



Afterwards, to retrieve your car after being
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.


Brings a tear to my eye.



Dallas' Solution: Get them off the road
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
one.

Dallas, TX's solution to Illegals...
Brilliant!!!


Towing Ordinance - Towing Uninsured Motorist


Towing Ordinance - Towing Uninsured Motorist


Dallas Resident,


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
traffic accidents.


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
ordinance
.


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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  • belle 2011/01/31 00:23:57
    belle
    +12
    People may now understand what the meaning of "Don't Mess With Texas" is all about,

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  • NymRod 2012/09/30 06:01:59
    NymRod
    Is this something new or is this the one where the City of Dallas lost in a class action lawsuit because it was determined to be unconstitutional to such?

    If it were determined to be unconstitutional in a court of law and the city of Dallas had to make restitution for all they wronged then HOW can it still be happening today once that case has set president?

    It's my understanding that this is now a Texas state law which makes it legal for any law enforcement officer in the state of Texas to make arrest and impound the vehicles of those driving without insurance.

    Why is it today something is legal to do when just a few years ago it was determined to be unconstitutional?
    What has changed?
    The Constitution hasn't changed, the only thing that has changed is a Texas state law.
    Is this state law Constitutional being it was determined a few short years ago to be unconstitutional?
    The states cannot write and enforce laws that are unconstitutional and have previously been determined as such.

    So how is the state of Texas getting away with passing and enforcing unconstitutional laws and violating the constitutional rights of the citizens?

    Somebody please explain.
  • truthman forus 2012/05/31 01:39:46
    truthman forus
    +2
    You can not violate the rights of a citizen forcing them to have insurance to exercise their constitutional rights to travel on any public roadway and by constitutional law you don't need what they call a drivers license to operate a contrivance (vehicle) what the U.S. Supreme Ct. calls it.Americans stand up for your rights. It's we the people not we the government!
  • goc313@yahoo.com 2011/07/19 13:18:16
    goc313@yahoo.com
    +2
    I'd prefer you have to have insurance....not PROOF of insurance. There should be a system in place where law enforcement can check to see if vehicle has insurance...simple with computers these days. Gee...I got ticket once b/c I switched cars with the Mrs. and left insurance form on kitchen table...
  • dabeckham goc313@... 2012/03/14 01:56:07
    dabeckham
    +3
    They do... it's called TexasSURE.
  • Jack Sprat 2011/02/05 03:40:32 (edited)
    Jack Sprat
    +1
    Doesn't seem fair, how will they get to your job they got using your SS number, with money they got from Welfare from your taxes?
  • DISENFRANCHISED 2011/02/03 19:23:54 (edited)
    DISENFRANCHISED
    +2
    It's a good start, but, they should also arrest any illegal aliens without a driver's license.
  • truthma... DISENFR... 2012/05/31 01:44:15
    truthman forus
    +4
    You don't need a drivers license by law of the highest Court in the nation. Dah!!
  • ALLEYCAT 2011/02/03 12:14:39
    ALLEYCAT
    +2
    You asked what I think about this. I think it's wonderful. Finally somelevel of government doing something to curb the movement of these illegals in Texas. We have Arizona trying to curb them , now Dallas is getting the message. You can be sure so as not to be out done the other major cities in Texas will not be too far behind either doing the same thing or coming up with Ideas of there own. As far as the city is concerned doing this is a win win move on their part. They will have those illegals that will redeem their vehicles paying all the accompanying fines. This would be the perfect time for the city to do something about they're illegal status if they choose to (I hope they will). If the Illegals choose to fore-fit the vehicle the city just hires an auction company to dispose of the vehicles and they pocket the proceeds.
  • betz 2011/02/02 11:40:49
    betz
    +3
    Texas is a No Nonsense kind of state. Sounds like a workable plan to me.
  • 12 Tone Melody 2011/02/01 14:53:35
    12 Tone Melody
    +3
    Now to make it nation wide
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2011/02/01 00:49:50
  • EM1-SS 2011/01/31 23:44:02 (edited)
    EM1-SS
    +3
    I may have a different take on this . . . I just hate insurance companies.

    I would rather there were NO mandatory insurance. If you want to take you chance, have at it. You just have to be willing to pony up if you get in a wreck.

    And why the subertfuge? If you are pulled over and you don't have proof of citizenship, straight to jail.

    Time to deport.

    Why get involved in towing cars of citizens? In my Navy days, it would have more cost effective to let Dallas KEEP my sh*tbox car, rather than spending the $350 to get the car back.

    In my first three Navy cars, I used to keep the car title in the glovebox; if the car blew up, I would slap the title under the windshield wiper, and get hoofing! And the cars were less costly than the insurance!

    CAUTION: THE MUSIC BELOW IS SOMEWHAT ACCURATE TO MY CARS AS REFERENCED ABOVE, AND IS FUNNY. BUT VERY VULGAR!!!!!

  • snell/G... EM1-SS 2011/01/31 23:59:01 (edited)
    snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques
    +2
    Appropriate!!! Thank you EM1-SS....discretion is the better part of valor! Thx for the warning.
  • chrystal97 2011/01/31 19:03:16
    chrystal97
    +2
    It's a good idea, but not fully thought out. This might take the car away from the illegal temporarily, but they will just get another car. It sounds like if the person has a drivers license, their car will be towed, but themselves would not be under arrest. Many illegals have valid drivers licenses--not under their name. These people would be able to retrieve said car and be on their illegal way.

    It is a good way however to get uninsured off the road--at least temporary. Some people only pay the first payment for proof of insurance, then never make other payments. These people still don't have insurance, but have proof so the officer can't tow the vehicle. Too many loopholes
  • truthma... chrystal97 2012/05/31 01:56:32
    truthman forus
    +2
    Can you be made to purchase health insurance,or what about renters insurance,or life insurance.
    You can't make anyone purchase auto insurance in as much as you can't make em drink coke! How the hell do you know who pays what?
  • chrystal97 truthma... 2012/05/31 04:26:55
    chrystal97
    Here, it's illegal not to have car insurance. How would you feel if one of these uninsured people hit your 60 thousand dollar car and can't reimburse you for the damage?? Now take that hospital bill that some uninsured person racks up, who do you think actually pays for that?? The insured people, or at least, the responsible people. The hospital raises costs of procedures and supplies just to make up for those who are uninsured. As far as enforcement goes, if they get caught, they should face HUGE FINES. Garnishment would be nice too.
  • BAD DOG 2011/01/31 16:46:03
    BAD DOG
    +3
    Great Idea, it needs to go nation wide !


    I swear, I sent the payment in ! nation wide swear payment
  • snell/G... BAD DOG 2011/01/31 21:58:05
  • ThomasSnouffer 2011/01/31 14:09:30
    ThomasSnouffer
    +2
    It's excellent! Just out of curiosity--I have no "experience" regarding operating a vehicle without either liability insurance OR a valid driver's license--what happens in Texas if a person is found to be operating a vehicle without a valid (not just an "expired" one or one left at home but one that simply does not really EXIST) driver's license?

    In Idaho, unless a person is also charged with another offense, they are simply cited and allowed to call an acquaintance to "Come and take the vehicle off the street." Even clear up HERE, an illegal would simply call one of his many "legal" friends, and most likely later drive HIMSELF down to pay the fine. At this time, it is NOT possible for an illegal to actually OBTAIN a valid driver's license, so the vehicle is "returned" to someone who will CONTINUE to operate it in violation of the law, as with most OTHER actions said illegal does. That seems foolish to me. Why not impound THOSE vehicles also? Just a thought.
  • truthma... ThomasS... 2012/05/31 01:58:36
    truthman forus
    Many people in the USA have a international Driver License.
  • Jackie 2011/01/31 14:08:58
    Jackie
    +4
    Way to go Texas, Now the rest of the states follow suit
  • truthma... Jackie 2012/05/31 01:58:59
    truthman forus
    +3
    total BS
  • enlightened one 2011/01/31 12:53:27
    enlightened one
    +3
    That is a great idea! I have always thought that was the norm for most states because that is true about Georgia or use to be. That would definitely put a crimp in the illegal immigrant problem.
  • Broddy 2011/01/31 12:06:02
    Broddy
    +3
    When i lived in California 12 years ago , they passed the same kind of laws , no insurance and your car is towed and you are fined $1,250.00 first offense .

    I lived in Sacramento Ca, not sure if it was just county wide or state wide , but either way last time i looked Ca still has an immigration problem , it has progressed to the point that they believe the American's are the illegals in California.
  • Broddy Broddy 2011/01/31 12:26:35 (edited)
    Broddy
    +2
    Well kind of looks like Ca softened it up a little from when i lived there but still pretty strict here are Current laws in Ca.

    Auto Insurance Regulations in California

    * All registered vehicles must be insured: If you have a vehicle and that will be operated on a public road, it must be registered and insured.
    * You must carry proof of insurance at all times in the vehicle: If you’re pulled over and cannot prove that you have liability insurance, you run the risk of a minimum $500 fine, and possible suspension of your car plus court costs.
    * Under the California Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, insurance companies are obligated to report private –vehicle policies to the state. This means the state will know if there is a lapse in your coverage.
    * Get coverage immediately: When you first register a vehicle, you have 30 days to provide insurance information. If you change or cancel policies, you have 45 days to obtain replacement insurance. Failure to comply with these deadlines may result in the suspension or termination of your registration, a citation of at least $1,000 or vehicle impounding. If you get into an accident while your coverage has lapsed, you will be liable for all damages.

    Sneel being the gutless wonder that he is blocked me some months back i gu...













    Well kind of looks like Ca softened it up a little from when i lived there but still pretty strict here are Current laws in Ca.

    Auto Insurance Regulations in California

    * All registered vehicles must be insured: If you have a vehicle and that will be operated on a public road, it must be registered and insured.
    * You must carry proof of insurance at all times in the vehicle: If you’re pulled over and cannot prove that you have liability insurance, you run the risk of a minimum $500 fine, and possible suspension of your car plus court costs.
    * Under the California Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, insurance companies are obligated to report private –vehicle policies to the state. This means the state will know if there is a lapse in your coverage.
    * Get coverage immediately: When you first register a vehicle, you have 30 days to provide insurance information. If you change or cancel policies, you have 45 days to obtain replacement insurance. Failure to comply with these deadlines may result in the suspension or termination of your registration, a citation of at least $1,000 or vehicle impounding. If you get into an accident while your coverage has lapsed, you will be liable for all damages.

    Sneel being the gutless wonder that he is blocked me some months back i guess i am not one of the SHEEP but here is your reply Truthman (ironic name)

    I no longer live in CA and don't feel like wasting my time trying to educate you about your own states laws so here is a LINK to the DMV page at Ca.gov

    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/br...

    This post is 5 months old and i said "All registered vehicles" learn to comprehend plain english also you again are wrong from the above DMV Page...

    "If you are not operating your currently registered vehicle, and it is not parked on a California roadway, you may submit an Affidavit of Non-Use (ANU) via DMV’s Vehicle Registration Suspensions and Insurance page or by calling the automated voice system at 1-800-777-0133. The ANU form (REG 5090) (PDF) may be mailed to DMV.

    Follow the procedures above to remove the ANU during the same registration year and submit evidence of insurance.

    If the vehicle is still not in use when registration renewal fees are due you must pay renewal fees or request the vehicle be placed on non-operational (PNO) status. You are not eligible for an ANU. You can obtain additional PNO information at DMV.ca.gov"

    Please have a Nice Liberal day and next time back up your ignorant statements with some form of facts links or proof thanks now bye bye...
    (more)
  • truthma... Broddy 2012/05/31 02:07:33
    truthman forus
    +5
    no law requires you to register you vehicle if it is not a commercial vehicle see Ca. DMV section 260.
  • truthma... Broddy 2012/05/31 02:04:33
    truthman forus
    +2
    You are so far off track. Check out the Ca. State Constitution or Ca. DMV 4 The state can not tow your auto because you don't have insurance even though they do, but it cost them if you know the law. No true Americans are Sovereign
  • Heffeweizen 2011/01/31 10:09:25
    Heffeweizen
    +5
    Outstanding! Hope more cities follow suit, especially in border States. I remember this being a huge problem in San Antonio, too. 9 out of 10 cars in an accident were not insured and were most often driven by illegals.
  • jerrbear 2011/01/31 04:58:09
    jerrbear
    +2
    My state has had mandatory car insurance for years, If you get stopped and don't have it, You won't be allowed to drive that car,Basic car insurance Isn't that expensive,
  • Ms M 2011/01/31 04:12:24
    Ms M
    +4
    This is a wonderful law! Many more states should follow Texas's lead!
  • truthma... Ms M 2012/05/31 02:09:30
    truthman forus
    +2
    None are you ever hod winked!!!!
  • Angel 2011/01/31 03:38:18
    Angel
    +6
    sounds like a plan that will work..
  • ★Calliope★ 2011/01/31 02:12:05
    ★Calliope★
    +5
    Since when do you NOT need a drivers license to get a car from impound?
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2011/01/31 02:00:51
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +6
    Dallas, Texas ROCKS
  • RepublicanMAde 2011/01/31 02:00:40
    RepublicanMAde
    +3
    to me that is totally wrong just like obama they should be doing more about keepiong the mexicans on their side of the border
  • truthma... Republi... 2012/05/31 02:16:59
    truthman forus
    You sound a bit racist! Just Mexicans huh. Yep you sound real racist to me.
  • wcake 2011/01/31 01:58:03
    wcake
    +3
    It is what a Common Sense all about!!! - wish other states follow the common sense!

    Bravo Texas!
  • PI ~ Magnum ~POTL~ RWAC ~ 2011/01/31 01:05:12
    PI ~ Magnum ~POTL~ RWAC ~
    +5
    Clever, clever! LOL Technically throughout other states, it's at the officer's discretion on whether they will impound the car of an uninsured motorist but since Texas is coming down on these illegals in this manner, this can lead to victory for the rest of the nation if other states follow this example in a continual manner. After all, once again, they're breaking our laws when they do this so it's all legal on the side of the ones enforcing this.
  • Richard 2011/01/31 00:53:38
    Richard
    +5
    Makes perfect sense. In Colorado, you can't get plates without proof of insurance.
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  • truthma... Richard 2012/05/31 02:12:20
    truthman forus
    who needs state plates if it's truly your property and they don't own it hmm!

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