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Old 11-24-2013, 12:36 PM   #61
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All this talk about points just strengthens my practice of NEVER "JUST" paying a ticket. I always do deferred or if needed defensive driving class. I am currently on deferred for two tickets in Austin (negotiated at same time) and have a ticket pending outside of Austin that is being handled separately for 103 MPH. It's not cheap right off the bat and there is some trouble in doing it, but my record is spotless when checked.

And I always make sure I have current insurance card in my wallet or on bike or in car.

I'd be having to pay a surcharge.
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:41 PM   #62
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Dallas area agencies tow if driver has no insurance.....Houston say no can do.....

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Not enough tow trucks in Houston for that....lol
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:34 PM   #63
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Yeah, they also signed a law that says all traffic signals have to be able to recognize that a motorcycle is sitting there. They don't all do that and if you run the light, guess what?
You can still get a ticket. You may be able to fight it but it's on you...
Trust me I have had this problem. They told me to right on red and go up to the next light and U-Turn. I have opened a case with the city and state about repairing the sensor but they could really care less.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:15 PM   #65
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The same. I really think this is a clarical error TMAX. I'd call them monday and get it straightened out.
Yeah. I'm sure, gonna have to look into it when I get back.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:16 PM   #66
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Next monthly meet, collection for Reverend T-max.
Save the collection for when I really need it. Like brain surgery. Lol.....
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Dallas area agencies tow if driver has no insurance.....Houston say no can do.....

http://www.dallascityhall.com/police/towing.html
This should be state law. No license or no insurance = immediate tow.
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:08 PM   #68
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Save the collection for when I really need it. Like brain surgery. Lol.....
You have already passed that point
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the state knows you have insurance or not. they even send you a letter if they think your insurance has lapsed. this is all BS.
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Dallas area agencies tow if driver has no insurance.....Houston say no can do.....

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My ex-wife had a fender bender with some that had no insurance. She didn't want us to call HPD. I said, that. HPD showed up and hooked that up for no insurance. That was a couple of years ago so maybe the city changed that policy.
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I looked it up and even if i showed them that i had insurance i still had to pay this surcharge.
If you were convicted of having no insurance, then you have to pay. If you were not convicted, then you don't have to pay. You could ask the MH sponsor who deals with legal matters
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... the MH sponsor who deals with legal matters
Wait, we have one of those??

It's way more fun to get legal advice from teh interwebs though.
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I for one am on favor of cracking down on non insured drivers.

Not sure what I think about your situation.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:16 PM   #74
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Take your meds. Thousands (probably hundreds of thousands) of dollars were spent on software that would allow PD to check for current insurance simply by running a plate. ...they installed licence plate scanning camera specifically for this purpose. The court costs could have been avoided simply by the cop using the technology and simply not writing the ticket. I got stopped in Mississippi a few weeks ago. Cop ran the plate and NEVER asked for proof of insurance. If backwoods-assed MS can do it there's no reason Texas can't.
right. FTP who still cite for no proof. And their greedy revenue driven bosses and courts that feed off the funds the tickets generate.

I see no reason in this day and age to provide proof of insurance and identification to the police. Your insurance coverage and photo are available in the squad car.

And, for all insurance companies in Texas, you are covered for driving a car you purchase for ~14 - 30 days without even informing them of your purchase. So, you have coverage, but no way to show proof of coverage. How does that concept reconcile with state law.

I'm all for a program where a driver carries insurance on himself, regardless of what vehicle he is driving. But there is no profit for the insurers in that scheme.
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right. FTP who still cite for no proof. And their greedy revenue driven bosses and courts that feed off the funds the tickets generate.

I see no reason in this day and age to provide proof of insurance and identification to the police. Your insurance coverage and photo are available in the squad car.

And, for all insurance companies in Texas, you are covered for driving a car you purchase for ~14 - 30 days without even informing them of your purchase. So, you have coverage, but no way to show proof of coverage. How does that concept reconcile with state law.

I'm all for a program where a driver carries insurance on himself, regardless of what vehicle he is driving. But there is no profit for the insurers in that scheme.
That's all fine and dandy unless the person driving isn't the person on the registration...FTP, FTP, F'em. lol
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the state knows you have insurance or not. they even send you a letter if they think your insurance has lapsed. this is all BS.
I got a letter from a state agency telling me my insured vehicle, a 2003 CRF150F dirtbike, was not legally registered to me for road use and that if I kept insuring it I would be fined / action taken / etc... I was like, it's a offroad dirtbike I've chosen to carry liability on to protect my billions, you dipshit. She said, "Okay, I've entered that in the system, all is fine now".

Again, revenue generation to force people to register the vehicles they are insuring, and fill the sales tax coffers up using predetermined, non-arguable state set values, regardless of what was actually paid for the vehicle. Bullshit. And we all sit back and watch.
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That's all fine and dandy unless the person driving isn't the person on the registration...FTP, FTP, F'em. lol
If the car is insured, it doesn't matter one bit who's driving it. I could loan it to my hypothetical blind grandma and she would be covered.
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We've all been hit by the uninsured at one time or another. That's what we should be concerned with.
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If the car is insured, it doesn't matter one bit who's driving it. I could loan it to my hypothetical blind grandma and she would be covered.
haha, this is true. I was riding my brother's bike (I built it for him, final shake-down run before I delivered it to him, he already had insurance on it through Progressive who also covers my bikes) and a guy tried to claim I rear ended his truck hard enough to injure his daughter even though I was able to ride away, and the only part of his vehicle I made contact with was his side exit exhaust pipe, with my boot. I figured "what the " and contacted my insurance agent before the could to give them a heads up, and they told me not to worry b/c it would go against my brother's insurance, since the bike was on his policy. They obviously denied his claim, but I thought that kind of sucked that even though I'm an insured rider, it was going to go against him since he insured that particular bike.

On a related note, no "test rides" on my bike without cash-in-hand.
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We've all been hit by the uninsured at one time or another. That's what we should be concerned with.
thats why everyone hsould have uninsured motorist coverage.

Way to many getto thugs and illegal alians ruinning around with no liablilty.

And since they don't have any money, you just get ***ked.
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