View Poll Results: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offense?

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  • Yes,but only if they can not find licensed driver to drive the vehicle home.

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  • Yes,regardless if they can find a licensed driver to drive the vehicle home.

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  • They should never tow a unlicensed driver's vehicle.

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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    no
    the authorities would have to sell the vehicle at public auction
    proceeds remaining - if any - after cost of the sale and the payment of outstanding obligations would be returned to the former owner of the now sold vehicle
    When I said "keep it", I meant eventually sold at auction.

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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    This is how it is often done, but the states that I am familiar with leave towing up to the discretion of the officer. So, if you get a prick...
    A officer doing his job is a prick?
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    How many "driving without a license" citations actually get a jury trial every year? None, that's how many. Either you have a valid driver's license, or you don't. If you don't, you're given a ticket, go before a judge and pay a fine. Or in some cases, mail in the fine without seeing a judge. The car gets towed, and whoever owns the car will have to come to the impound lot to pick it up, and pay the fees. Easy peasy.

    I don't see why so many people have their shorts in a bunch over this. It's a road safety issue. No license, no drivey, no exceptions.

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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    It really depends on what the crime was, there are some crimes where the criminal ought to forfeit the vehicle regardless of whether they have a license or not. I would say that for minor offenses, the unlicensed driver ought to be able to have their car driven home by someone licensed and insured to of so, or have it towed at the driver's expense if they cannot provise a licensed driver immediately. Someone without a license should never be allowed to drive the vehicle regardless. Repeat offenders, caught driving without a license several times, ought to have their vehicle towed, impounded and sold.
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    What happened to due process?
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    Since having the car sitting on the side of the road is a hazard, I would say give them a limited amount of time to get an unlicensed driver there. If they can do so, then that person can drive the car home for them, and if not, it gets towed so it's not just sitting there forever.
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    What happened to due process?
    how is due process being denied?
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    Everyone knows that a man with his family isn't going to get his vehicle towed if his wife has a license.
    Everyone also knows that family men are generally responsible enough to carry their licenses with them.

    If there is a safety issue (driver was pulled over on an interstate highway or other highway outside of town, with no way for the driver and passengers to seek shelter and/or contact someone to pick them up, pulled over late at night, etc.) I would allow another licensed driver in the vehicle to drive the car after citing the offending driver.
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    What happened to due process?
    Cars don't get due process. People without licenses cannot legally drive. Cars cannot be left on the side of the road. Do the math.
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    What happened to due process?
    We are talking due process. Illegal driver is arrested and car taken away. The court decides if she/he is guilty of driving without a license. If guilty, idiot driver pays substantial fees or losses car if illegal driver was also the proud owner of a DUI. Driving is a priviledge and not a right ....abuse the priviledge and you will get your arse kicked.
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