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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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    Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offense?

    Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offense?

    Yes,but only if they can not find licensed driver to drive the vehicle home.
    Yes,regardless if they can find a licensed driver to drive the vehicle home.
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    I say yes regardless if they can find a licensed driver to drive the car home.They are driving without license,they should have their car towed when pulled over for a traffic offense.Just letting some other guy tow the car will just mean the individual will go back to driving unlicensed.
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    This apparently happens to you a lot, James. I view it as a non-issue. If you are unlicensed and driving a vehicle with a licensed driver in the car, the licensed driver should be permitted to drive your car to your home or his/hers as agreed upon.

    What you seem to be suggesting is that by refusing a licensed passenger to drive the car, you would have the unlicensed driver punished in advance for something you THINK he/she will do in the future. That's draconian and rather big government of you.

    The car did not commit the offense the driver did.










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

    The car should be towed and impounded until AFTER the case is closed, assuming the car is owned by the driver. If the person is unlicensed due to a DUI, the car should be confiscated and sold, assuming the car is owned by the driver.
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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
    The car should be towed and impounded until AFTER the case is closed, assuming the car is owned by the driver. If the person is unlicensed due to a DUI, the car should be confiscated and sold, assuming the car is owned by the driver.
    I will go one furhter. If the driver is an "illegal" alien without a drivers license the car should be towed away. Towing charges should have to be paid as part of getting the vehicle back. That way the tax payer is not on the hook for the tow. I almost would go with the confiscation and selling of the vehicle of an unlicensed/uninsured illegal alien,
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    If the driver or his car unlicensed or uninsured, then the car should be towed. The owner then has 10 days to recover his car from the pound by licensing/insuring the car and having someone who can legally drive it collect it. Otherwise the car should be sold on, or crushed.
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    Re: Should unlicensed drivers have their vehicles towed when pulled over for an offen

    I voted "they should never tow an inlicensed driver", but probably should have picked 'other'. There are times that I think it valid, but those times are few.
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I say yes regardless if they can find a licensed driver to drive the car home.They are driving without license,they should have their car towed when pulled over for a traffic offense.Just letting some other guy tow the car will just mean the individual will go back to driving unlicensed.
    It doesn't matter. They'll drive as soon as they get the car out of impound, too.


    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    The car should be towed and impounded until AFTER the case is closed, assuming the car is owned by the driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    What you seem to be suggesting is that by refusing a licensed passenger to drive the car, you would have the unlicensed driver punished in advance for something you THINK he/she will do in the future. That's draconian and rather big government of you.

    The car did not commit the offense the driver did.
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    Towing the car is punishment, nothing more, nothing less. And this punishment is yet another proof that "innocent until proven guilty" is a myth in our society. We say it to make ourselves feel more superior to other societies, but when it comes time to walk the walk, it doesn't even register as a concern.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    I will go one furhter. If the driver is an "illegal" alien without a drivers license the car should be towed away. Towing charges should have to be paid as part of getting the vehicle back. That way the tax payer is not on the hook for the tow. I almost would go with the confiscation and selling of the vehicle of an unlicensed/uninsured illegal alien,
    Towing charges and impoundment fees should be paid by every unlicensed driver. Illegals should be processed and sent to their country of origin if identified in any traffic incident or road block.
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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
    I voted "they should never tow an inlicensed driver", but probably should have picked 'other'. There are times that I think it valid, but those times are few.

    It doesn't matter. They'll drive as soon as they get the car out of impound, too.



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    This.

    Towing the car is punishment, nothing more, nothing less. And this punishment is yet another proof that "innocent until proven guilty" is a myth in our society. We say it to make ourselves feel more superior to other societies, but when it comes time to walk the walk, it doesn't even register as a concern.
    Like I give a flying #### about an unlicensed driver's feelings.
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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
    Like I give a flying #### about an unlicensed driver's feelings.
    That's the best response you could come up with? Really?

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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
    The car should be towed and impounded until AFTER the case is closed, assuming the car is owned by the driver.
    If that were done, and the driver were not eventually convicted... who pays for the impound?

    Question is for anybody, not just conservativeguy.

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