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Originally posted by Redwookieaz
It used to be the case you bought insurance if YOU wanted it to cover your OWN car for damages caused in an accident! If you chose not to have insurance then that was your choice. You were on your own if your car was damaged but you didn't have to have it. Somewhere along the line they convinced all the sheeple that it's to save others from you! Dumbest bunch of criminal BS I've ever heard!
My question is, can they legally hold my license hostage, denying me the ability to provide for myself and my family?
Originally posted by richierich
Sorry, but I personally have ZERO sympathy for anyone that failes to keep auto insurance. If you had wrecked your car it could be a nightmare for the innocent party. Unless your state demands uninsured drivers insurance...which I have to pay extras for to cover people like you..then the poor sap you run into is screwed.
If you can afford gasoline and oil, you can afford insurance..AND pay your fine. Being indigent is NO excuse...When I was indigent many years ago I WALKED to a job and saved until I could get a car..and then paid all the fees and insurance and crap to be able to drive it.
Driving is a PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT. You must pay insurance and taxes and inspection fees and pay for the drivers license, etc. If you do not pay, then you do not drive.
I hate the thought of someone getting away with not paying when I have to. You deserve the ticket, and i hope they hold you up until you pay it off.
It is not like anyone is keeping you from walking or hitching rides...or whatever people do that have screwed up their driving privilges...they are NOT stopping you from working, just from getting away with a violation...why should YOU get to escape with no penalty? We all have to take responsibility, and if you want to make things right, you should pay the fine and then make sure you do not mess up again...but the issue is YOU, not the system.
Originally posted by pwrthtbe
I have had my DL suspended for almost 10 years now. I drive with no insurance and I have a warrant out for my arrest for failure to appear. Will I pay them? Never. If I'm doing something that warrants me being pulled over I know I'm going to jail. It's really not a big deal. You spend less money bonding out than you would paying the surcharges, fines, and all that other BS. Just don't show up for court. It's really that easy. They have way more pressing things to do than come hunt your but down for a traffic ticket warrant. If you follow ALL of the rules on the highway, no speeding, complete stops, turn signals and all that other BS you WILL not have any reason to be pulled over for them to find out that you do not have a DL or insurance. I have driven for 10 years with no lic and I don't ever plan on getting it back. I have a state issued ID that is valid as far as official documentation for anyone that might need an official ID from me. I have NEVER been in an accident. I have had people hit me but I have NEVER been so completely oblivious to my surroundings that I cause someone damage to their vehicle. If I did happen to hit someone and it was entirely my fault, I will fix the damage to their car myself. I know how to do body,mechanical repairs to any vehicle. I am an ASE Master Mechanic. So in a nutshell you can drive forever with no insurance and no lic and it will be absolutely ok. I have no one knocking on my door wanting to know why I have no insurance or DL. I have no one pulling me over just on a tag check. My registration and inspection are always current and up to date. In fact I pay for insurance for one month just so I can get my inspection and registration done and then let it drop. I drive just fine. I don't need to pay for something I'm not going to need. If I hit you I'll take care of it.