Dallas impounding cars, lowering accident rates

OlympiaMarch 24, 2014 

The City of Dallas, Texas, passed an ordinance stating that if a driver is pulled over by law enforcement and is not able to provide proof of insurance, the car is towed. To retrieve the car after being impounded, they must show proof of insurance to have the car released.

This has made it easy for the city of Dallas to remove uninsured cars. Shortly after the ordinance was passed, the Dallas impound lots began to fill up and were full after only nine days. Over 80 percent of the impounded cars were driven by illegals. Now, not only must they provide proof of insurance to have their car released, they have to pay for the cost of the tow, a $350 fine, and $20 for every day their car is kept in the lot.

Guess what? Accident rates have gone down 47 percent and Dallas’ solution gets uninsured drivers off the road without making them show proof of nationality.

I wonder how the U.S. Department of Justice will get around this one. Just brings tears to your eyes doesn’t it? Go Dallas.

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