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Old 07-17-2009, 11:39 AM   #31
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Your lucky you could do so.
Some states/locals require insurance on vehicles that just sit in the driveway.
Who's gonna check?
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:01 PM   #32
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In California they have the ability to run the plates of any car they pass automatically. I don't know if they have done it there yet but in Texas the cop knows before he even pulls you over if you are insured or not because the TXDPS database has that information.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:13 PM   #33
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Yah, I bet they scan plates on cars sitting in driveways. Put a cover on it or put it in or behind the garage.
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It may have have started in areas has a way of protecting 'property values'. As long as your neighbors are fine with it, you should be fine.

The two states I've lived in required proof of insurance for registration and inspection.

The point is that if if something works for you, doesn't mean it works out for everyone.
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Are you guys not listening?

I can't imagine a state where this wouldn't work.

My state requires insurance when you register and inspect too.

Soooo... insure it when you register and inspect!!!

Insure it when it's on the road!

Don't insure it when it's NOT!

Just to be clear: even I don't do this if it's going to be used often enough. However, my truck only gets used for hauling/towing (the point of my comments in this thread) therefore it sometimes will sit for several months without being used.

This also presumes you keep a policy full time on at least one vehicle. Yes, insurance companies frown on intermittent policies where the driver has nothing covered. That's opens up a whole can of worms... you don't want to go there.

Insure it full time if you like... but don't complain that having a 2nd econobox will cost too much.
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:52 PM   #37
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In California they have the ability to run the plates of any car they pass automatically. I don't know if they have done it there yet but in Texas the cop knows before he even pulls you over if you are insured or not because the TXDPS database has that information.
Yup, they've had it for a couple of years in my city here in TX too. It really irks me when they tow sh!t in front of your house that's non-op anyway, and I don't see why they should be able to do it if it's in your driveway.
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Ouch. Big brother is watching you, in CA.
Maybe that's they cant balance their budget!
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PS - back OT, I just got my first tank over 20 as well
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I thought here at Gas-savers we generally did not endorse illegal behavior, no matter how easy it is to get away with.

Is it now the suggestion that in order to save gas ignore stop signs if you don't see anyone around?

Who's going to catch you if there's nobody around? Might as well blow through the stop sign.
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