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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Swit View Post
    My point was that teenagers often try to hide the fact that they have gotten in trouble from their parents. Here in Illinois, I believe 3 moving violations in a 12 month period can result in a suspension of a driver's license and only the driver gets notified... NOT their parents. Further I can envision a situation where a teenager in this situation may risk driving as opposed to admitting to their parents that their license is in fact suspended. THUS, the only absolute way a parent (or anyone for that matter) can actually KNOW unequivocally that someone is legal to drive is by obtaining a current abstract from the DMV. Sure... its definitely possible to do this each and every time you want to allow someone to borrow your car.... just unreasonable.
    Are you serious? That's even more reason for Junior to be caught, and the vehicle towed. Parents need to know why their insurance has dropped them, or their rates have skyrocketed. As a parent myself, my kids were only allowed to drive after they had a valid license. If they had gotten tickets or suspensions they didn't tell me about, I'd have learned anyway when my rates went through the roof, and the kids would have been grounded. If they were driving on a suspended license and my car got towed, I'd learn a heck of a lot quicker and every penny it cost me to pay the impound would come out of THEIR pocket... after which they would hand their suspended license over to me and I'd remove them as a legitimate driver from my insurance. The next time they legally got behind the wheel of a car would be after their 18th birthday, with a fresh DL and a car they paid for by themselves.

    Jesus, to whine that poor kids who drive recklessly and get their licenses suspended should be given a break so their parents don't find out is beyond ridiculous; it's bat**** insane. Parents would rather ground their kids than scrape them off the pavement as roadkill. Oh... and NOBODY "borrows" my car unless they are listed as legal drivers on my insurance. If I found out any of my kids let their friends drive my car, I'd burn their DL in front of them and ground them until they were old enough to enlist in the military.
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offense?
    Not necessarily. If (for example) there's a licensed driver available to take the car home, there's no reason to impound it. That's what happens when people get arrested for pretty much anything (unless the cops are looking for an excuse to search the car, but that's a different story). I see your point about this practice encouraging unlicensed drivers to continue to drive unlicensed, but I think the fines and whatnot that tend to go with being cited for driving without a license tend to discourage such behavior. Repeat offenders probably end up doing some jail time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Are you serious? That's even more reason for Junior to be caught, and the vehicle towed. Parents need to know why their insurance has dropped them, or their rates have skyrocketed. As a parent myself, my kids were only allowed to drive after they had a valid license. If they had gotten tickets or suspensions they didn't tell me about, I'd have learned anyway when my rates went through the roof, and the kids would have been grounded. If they were driving on a suspended license and my car got towed, I'd learn a heck of a lot quicker and every penny it cost me to pay the impound would come out of THEIR pocket... after which they would hand their suspended license over to me and I'd remove them as a legitimate driver from my insurance. The next time they legally got behind the wheel of a car would be after their 18th birthday, with a fresh DL and a car they paid for by themselves.

    Jesus, to whine that poor kids who drive recklessly and get their licenses suspended should be given a break so their parents don't find out is beyond ridiculous; it's bat**** insane. Parents would rather ground their kids than scrape them off the pavement as roadkill. Oh... and NOBODY "borrows" my car unless they are listed as legal drivers on my insurance. If I found out any of my kids let their friends drive my car, I'd burn their DL in front of them and ground them until they were old enough to enlist in the military.
    You obviously either didn't read or didn't understand what I wrote.... it says absolutely nothing about you are ranting about.... here it is in summation:
    1. Children are sometimes dishonest.
    2. The state is under no obligation to report the child's DL status to the parent upon suspension.
    2. The only way to absolutely ensure that your child's DL is valid is via DMV abstract.
    3. Other family members should not be denied their means of transportation to and from work, means of grocery retrieval, etc... because of the irresponsible actions of a dishonest kid.

    I seriously have no idea how you read any of what you are ranting about in what I wrote.

    Where did I say "junior" shouldn't be caught?
    Where did I say parents didn't need to know?
    Yes your insurance rates would go up but I guarantee there is some time interval between "junior's" suspension and the rate hike thus there would be some time interval where a parent might not know.
    A lot of families, at least here in Chicago, have "family" vehicles because that is all they can afford and the additional cost of freeing the vehicle from impound could potentially impact housing and/or food for the rest of the family.
    No where did I suggest that they be given a break... only that the other family members should not be impacted as a result of their immaturity.

    In essence the punishment for driving without a license should not include arbitrarily punishing other members of the same family who do in fact use the vehicle in a legal and responsible manner... i.e. mandatory seizure of said vehicle

    I seriously am dumbfounded as how you could have possibly read any of that stuff you were going on about in what I posted.

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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
    What happens to the passengers in the vehicle, easy peasy?
    The passengers quickly learn that their driver is an asshole who put their lives at risk by driving while uninsured.They also learn the healthful excitement of a jog home.
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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
    How is due process being denied?
    For example, California Constitution Article 1 Section 7(a) says, a personal may not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of the law…
    So, an officer on the side of the road is due process of the law?
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    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.
    Individuals get due process when it comes to their property (car).
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    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.
    An officer on the side of the road is not due process…due process must happen before property is taken.
    I disagree…driving/traveling is my right. I have the right to travel all public highways. US Court decisions confirm this.
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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
    For example, California Constitution Article 1 Section 7(a) says, a personal may not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of the law…
    So, an officer on the side of the road is due process of the law?

    explain for us how due process has been denied
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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
    An officer on the side of the road is not due process…due process must happen before property is taken.
    I disagree…driving/traveling is my right. I have the right to travel all public highways. US Court decisions confirm this.

    please cite the court decisions which have given us the right to drive
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