Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Every city in the country needs this ordinance

My BMW riding friend Rich Nathan sent this to me this morning. I always question stories like this that seem too good to be true, but this is the real deal. Nothing about it on Snopes and plenty of news stories validating it.

Has Dallas got a good idea or what??
Recently, (passed in May, 2008, went into effect Jan. 1, 2009) the City of Dallas, Texas, passed an ordinance stating that if a driver is pulled over by law enforcement and is not able to provide proof of insurance, the car is towed.
To retrieve the car after being impounded, they must show proof of insurance to have the car released. This has made it easy for the City of Dallas to remove uninsured cars.
Shortly after the "No Insurance" ordinance was passed, the Dallas impound lots began to fill up and were full after only nine days.  80 + % of the impounded cars were driven by illegals.
Not only must they provide proof of insurance to have their car released, they have to pay for the cost of the tow, a $350 fine, and $20 for every day their car is kept in the lot.
Accident rates are going down and... Dallas' solution gets uninsured drivers off the road WITHOUT making them show proof of nationality.
Wonder how the ACLU or the Justice Department will get around this one.
Just brings tears to my eyes.
GO Dallas!

Here’s the ordinance.

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