My birthday is in Dec so I am just getting my 2011 tag.
I have never had the sticker stolen off of my car, but I have a friend
that has had her's stolen. She says to take a box cutter and cut a
couple of times across and up/down.
If someone tries to swipe it, they will stop when they discover it
You wish they'd stop!
My state (Texas) used to do that - pay bags of money and get a postage-stamp
sized sticker for the license plate. It was common to cut several (not one
or two) diagonal lines across the tag to discourage theft.
Now the state issues decals for the driver's side interior window, next to
the inspection sticker.
Did you mean interior windshield, like they do in NY?
The police here usually stand on the double line in the roadway so they
can see the color and large sized year on the stickers as the cars approach.
Yeah, it's inside.
So a cop is standing in the middle of the roadway hoping:
A. He doesn't become a statistic, and
B. A driver will stop when directed to do so.
No, that technique wouldn't work in Texas. Or very many other places, I'd
The cop is only the spotter, There will be a cop up the road a ways
sitting in a cruiser.
When I was in Maryland they had cops running out into traffic on the
beltway pulling over speeders. If you didn't stop, the guy who chased
you in a car tacked on an "evading" charge.
On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 23:13:17 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Do people who don't live around here know what the beltway is?
I'm asking other people mroe than you, gf.
Everyone, do you know?
Some time ago in another part of the country, I was supposed to go to
a girl's house and I asked her if she lived inside or outside the
beltway, and either I couln't manage to explain to her what I meant or
she didn't know.
Well, those who have been there or been places where the vernacular is
used (Raleigh, NC) is one other understand, yes.
Very many places that even if there is one, don't use it in that fashion
in direction-giving, however.
I would consider it a sign of the insider bias that thinks that should
be universally understood to mean what you think it means, not the other
way 'round of faulting the local.
They've just started breaking the plate end that the tag is on around
here. They can then cut it out at their leisure to attach so it makes
no difference about the tag decal itself.
If they've not figured that out there yet, it won't be long methinks...
On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 18:18:28 -0500, " email@example.com"
They have the tag number on them in Florida.
We are starting to see more cop cars with the hood cams that run the
tag as soon as it sees it on the lap top and alerts the cop if there
is anything wrong. They can read tags in a fraction of a second so the
cop is checking every car in range of the two cameras (fore and aft)
The stickers are becoming somewhat redundant. They are also
integrating the insurance database into the DMV database so driving
uninsured will be a little riskier.
On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 23:43:48 -0500, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
The technology is in place here to really put a stop to driving
without insurance but I think there is a political component. The left
will see this as a racist policy if they end up with a lopsided ratio
of arrestee. The law is really tough tho, They can tow your car if you
don't have insurance and you still get a ticket.
This is all online and the cop can see it. The fear may be that there
may be errors in the database
On Tue, 03 Jan 2012 01:16:59 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
Yes, but they'd have to have a process for the insurance companies to report
cancelled policies. They don't and where they do, it's much less than
perfect. I know people who have had their licenses suspended after they
switched insurance companies. Not good either.
On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 22:33:12 -0500, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
That is supposed to be part of the system. It is supposed to be
updated immediately ... but it is the government.
Personally I think insurance companies should replace DMV entirely.
Let them issue the tags and manage titles. They are the ones with the
real skin in the game and they have an interstate computer system that
is up to the task. If you drop your insurance, an insurance company
would immediately invalidate your tag and until another insurance
company picked it up you would be flagged by the cops.
At least, if there was an error you would have a real company to sue.
You would not be in that futile exercise of trying to get the
government to admit an error. The reality is, if they really
coordinated their systems, an insurance transfer would be seamless.
On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 21:28:50 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
In Illinois it's probably a "fake" insurance check when you renew tags
Won't proceed without entering a policy, but you could probably put
Mickey Mouse in there.
Here's a real winner.
I just went on-line to a bank account to check a CD maturity date.
It was a minor hassle setting up on-line access in the first place.
Had to plug in an answer to all these questions.
1st kid middle name
hs graduated from
fav fict character
fav vacation dest
fav car model
I had put this in the slick PIM I use to go on-line, so I had all this
info locked in, not on a piece of paper I could lose.
In the past the account always asked for the answer to 2 questions,
You have to write this crap down, because some of the answers change.
Like favorite food. I put down ribs.
But if I smelled bacon when I was logging on, I would be confused.
Anyway, I haven't been on this account for half a year or so.
And my computer has been restored and I'm using a different browser,
so there's no cookie.
So after I put in my ID and password, I was presented with 14
questions and asked to answer any 2 of them.
So what's the problem with that?
NONE OF THE QUESTIONS WERE THE ABOVE QUESTIONS!!!!!!
Not a one! They were all different questions I had never answered.
Like "sisters's middle name" and other nonsense.
Hell, I've got 4 sisters and they don't know any of them.
So I figure I'm going to have to get on the phone to them.
But for kicks I answered my Dad's birthplace and middle name.
Terre Haute and *******
It took me to my account.
What a joke those "security" questions are.
They don't know those answers are correct.
Now I'm going to have to call their IT department anyway.
It's the right thing to do, because I have to assume they don't know
about it. I sure hope it's a bug and not designed that way.
yeah, missouri even went to putting the sticker in the smack dab middle
of the plate because the theivin bastards were taking tin snips and just
taking the corner of the tag home to remove the sticker.
remove the "not" from my address to email
No, they will just take the entire plate instead. Had one stolen a few
years ago and I was told it is quite common.
Here in CT, we no longer have stickers. The police run the plate when
they stop you anyway so they will know if it is registered and
emissions are current.
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