Should a driving without a license ticket have a 20-minute grace period before impound?

Yes, allow a licensed driver to take the car, avoiding impound. 64% 295 votes
No: no license, lose the car. 35% 159 votes
454 total votes


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The story of this "Grace Period" idea is here:

A story on Russ Trenholme's study of impounding and undocumented workers is here:

webadmin (webadmin)
September 1, 2010 at 8:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Let me get this straight. You are illegally in the country (count 1), You are driving without a license (count 2). You don't have insurance (count 3).

And because of your skin color you get a pass. this is a clear violation of the Constitution of equal treatment under the law.

jukin (anonymous profile)
September 1, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

mr. jukin, although your first paragraph could be true, I believe if you read the article referenced above, the proposal applies to all drivers caught without a license.

binky (anonymous profile)
September 1, 2010 at 9:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A family member of mine, native born American, with a valid Oregon driver's license, was stopped by police in S.B. for a technical violation while driving my car. A tiny chip of red plastic had been knocked out of my car's rear tail light. (Big deal!) When they ran her driver's license, it came up as "suspended in California" because it was claimed that three years earlier she failed to pay a parking ticket. She allegedly did not respond to warnings mailed to her former address in S.B. (She had moved to Oregon in the interim.) This was the first she heard of this. But my car was impounded on the spot. She could have phoned me to come drive it safely away. Instead, she and I had to pay over $1200 in related tow charges and fines. It was awful. It was not at all just. I hope that the present impound policy is swiftly and dramatically changed along the lines proposed.

BegToDiffer (anonymous profile)
September 1, 2010 at 11:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes if the vehicle is insured. No if it is not insured.

fredb93117 (anonymous profile)
September 2, 2010 at 5:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I think as a sanctuary city we ned to put up some signs in Spanish on the city limits warning the "undocumented" that there leaving the twenty minute grace period area...

BoycottBoy (anonymous profile)
September 3, 2010 at 11:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Jukin's back! We can once again count on his posting comments after reading only the first two sentences of an article!

Kingprawn (anonymous profile)
September 7, 2010 at noon (Suggest removal)

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