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State of California former assemblymen Richard Katz & former State Senator Quentin Kopp scums for suspended license laws in CaliforniaState Capital Sacramento, California United States of America
In 1996 we had too scum bag elected politicians, former assemblyman Richard Katz and former State Senator Quentin Kopp. [continued below]....
Well after 14 years the law is still on the books and as bad as it is, it also allows towing companies to charge any daily impounding fee on your vehicle without regulating the towing companies. I mean the State of California is in a serious recession and people have to worried about the DMV fee increases or they will suspend your license if you dont pay a parking ticket or other silly things and all you need to do is drive on that suspended license and the cops will take it and so does the State profits on it, plus the police departments, the city and the towing companies across California. It is a sad and disgusting piece of legislation and I have never had my car impounded but I remember when this bill passed back in 1996 and look what it is doing. I mean look, the before you apply for a drivers license, you have a right under the US Constitution to drive without a license but when you apply for a drivers license, you sign the paper work at the DMV, you have waived the right into a privilege which mean the right to travel, example case: The use of the roadways for the purpose of travel and transportation is NOT a mere PRIVILEGE, but a "COMMON AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT" of which the public and individuals cannot rightfully be deprived. (Emphasis added) See:
But for these scumbag legislators former Assemblyman Richard Katz and former State Senator Quentin Kopp that took even more rights from you, your property. Too them your car is a privilege to own it, isnt that sad. You work, you buy your car, pay taxes but the State considers your car their property. This is the crap from this government is doing to take more rights away from you. This piece of legislation or law is ripping off so many Californians, even the illegal immigrants as well to the towing companies impounding your vehicle and charging fees to $50.00 to $100.00 a day or even more and after 30 days you have to pay that towing company to get the car back and if you dont pay them, they will charge you even more money. Really there are so many people out of work and they cant afford to get there cars out of the towing company impound yard, what happens in most cases, they give them the car because so many people cant afford to pay the impounding fees. The towing company will charge you to give them the free car with DMV registration fees and etc, talk about a dam scam. It is a shame that
Heres the details about law below.
The scam RIPOFF LAW OF CALIFORNIA
On January 1, 1995, new laws were enacted relating to unlicensed drivers. These laws, California Vehicle Code Sections 14602.6 and 14607.6, authorize law enforcement agencies to tow and impound vehicles for 30 days when driven by unlicensed, suspended or revoked drivers. There is a possibility the vehicle could be forfeited (taken from you) if you have a prior conviction for driving while unlicensed, or with a suspended or revoked license.
14607.4 - The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) Driving a motor vehicle on the public streets and highways is a privilege, not a right.
(b) Of all drivers involved in fatal accidents, more than 20 percent are not licensed to drive. A driver with a
suspended license is four times as likely to be involved in a fatal accident as a properly licensed driver.
(c) At any given time, it is estimated by the Department of Motor Vehicles that of some 20 million drivers licenses
issued to Californians, 720,000 are suspended or revoked. Furthermore, 1,000,000 persons are estimated to
be driving without ever having been licensed at all.
(d) Over 4,000 persons are killed in traffic accidents in
(e) Californians who comply with the law are frequently victims of traffic accidents caused by unlicensed drivers.
These innocent victims suffer considerable pain and property loss at the hands of people who flaunt the law.
The DMV estimates that 75% of all drivers whose driving privilege has been withdrawn continue to drive
regardless of the law.
(f) It is necessary and appropriate to take additional steps to prevent unlicensed drivers from driving, including
the civil forfeiture of vehicles used by unlicensed drivers. The state has a critical interest, namely the
protection of the health, safety, and welfare of Californians from the harm of unlicensed drivers, who are
involved in a disproportionate number and the avoidance of the associated destruction and
damage to lives and property.
It was a minor infractionwhy was my car impounded????
Both 14602.6 and 14607.6 of the California Vehicle Code give law enforcement officers the authority to
impound your vehicle when it is being operated by an unlicensed, suspended or revoked driver. Your
car is being impounded because you have committed a misdemeanor, not an infraction. By operating a
motor vehicle without a valid driver's license you have committed a serious offense. In addition to the
citation, the vehicle you are operating will be impounded and held for 30 days, or possibly forfeited.
I don't understandwhy 30 days? I absolutely need my car!!!!
The legislature intended to provide safer roads for
driven by unlicensed, suspended or revoked drivers for 30 days. A serious violation of the law calls for
a serious response. The 30-day impound begins on the calendar day that the car is towed and will be
released at the conclusion of the 30th day.
My brother borrowed the car. I did not know his license was suspended..
Under section 14604 CVC, the owner of a motor vehicle has the duty to assure the person driving their
vehicle has a valid license; however, if you allow or permit anyone, including your wife, son or daughter,
friend or relative to drive your vehicle and that person does not have a valid license, you will be
responsible for the towing and storage fees. You will not have access to the vehicle for 30 days.
Look at the RIPOFF's they are passing in California in the State Capital, these crooked
Politicians continue to push more regulation costing Californian too much money, this driving suspended license law is an example of the curruption in Sacramento California.
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