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Oerdin
02-12-2005, 18:53:54
Someone stole my car's registration tag right off the licence plate. I didn't even notice it until I saw a ticket on my car this morning. :mad:

I had a large stack of them on their since I'm to lazy to peel the old one off before I put the new sticker on and now the tag says 2001 instead of the 2005 sticker I put on it last summer. :bash:

The Norks
02-12-2005, 19:15:33
can you prove you bought it? I take it thats like the tax disc in Britain.

Japher
02-12-2005, 19:28:09
He can get a new one, but it'll cost him $15 or so.

I've lost mine once before putting it on. They keep records, besides Oerdin still has the registration paper work that the cops always ask for.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
03-12-2005, 03:10:45
Californian system is stupid for making you put the rego sticker on the OUTSIDE of your vehicle.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-12-2005, 12:01:31
Why do you need a "registration tag" on the licence plate?

Sir Penguin
03-12-2005, 18:34:52
So that the fuzz knows you're not running without insurance.

SP

Funko
05-12-2005, 09:12:46
Having it on the outside of the car seems a bit dumb.

MOBIUS
05-12-2005, 09:15:15
Yeah, at least if it was inside your car they've have to break in to get it...

Funko
05-12-2005, 09:27:46
YAY!

Oerdin
05-12-2005, 10:06:55
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
Californian system is stupid for making you put the rego sticker on the OUTSIDE of your vehicle.

All US, Mexican, and Canadian cars are the same. The sticker goes on the licence plate which is outside the car.

Resource Consumer
05-12-2005, 10:10:15
One solution is to put the licence plate inside the car

MOBIUS
05-12-2005, 10:16:17
Yeah, make the rear-view mirror extra large and kill two birds with one stone

Kitsuki
05-12-2005, 10:19:41
Why steal it? Is it actually re-usable or valuable?

BigGameHunter
05-12-2005, 10:59:09
We have to pay @$60 and pass an emissions test (the car that is) every 2 years or so.
I'm driving illegal now...no time or interest lately...gotta go soon.

King_Ghidra
05-12-2005, 13:13:12
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
We have to pay @$60 and pass an emissions test (the car that is) .

thank you for the clairification, i was having conniptions trying to work out how venom was still street legal

Japher
05-12-2005, 13:57:25
They're stopping the emissions testing here starting the first of the year. So, I'm waiting to register my car.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
05-12-2005, 20:44:19
Originally posted by Kitsuki
Why steal it? Is it actually re-usable or valuable?

If you peel if off someone's vehicle and stick it to your own. It's a small sticker, vaguely reflective, color coded for the year.

Here's a picture:

http://pierregb.free.fr/roadtripcal/img/2004-03-13-06h45.jpg

Top right. Easy to remove and stick to your own car! The only way you'd get caught is if you got pulled over and they ran the tiny, tiny ID number against your vehicle.

Japher: They wha...?

Japher
05-12-2005, 20:51:09
Emissions testing. California regulates the emissions your car can put out. here in Ohio they do so as well, but only until January 1st.

devilmunchkin
05-12-2005, 21:02:41
when you get the new one, stick it on, but then use a knife to cut it...no one can steal it in pieces

Japher
05-12-2005, 21:03:33
That's what I do... take a box cutter to it and cut it into a lot of pieces

Dyl Ulenspiegel
05-12-2005, 21:46:53
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
If you peel if off someone's vehicle and stick it to your own. It's a small sticker, vaguely reflective, color coded for the year.


Ah, that one goes to the car here and is usually destroyed when you remove it.

Venom
05-12-2005, 22:02:04
Oerdin wants to be British.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
05-12-2005, 22:30:32
What a twat.

Diss
05-12-2005, 22:36:24
Originally posted by Japher
That's what I do... take a box cutter to it and cut it into a lot of pieces

wow, never thought about that. I wonder if I should do that. I have to park outside.

Diss
05-12-2005, 22:36:55
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
What a twat.

Oerdin
06-12-2005, 03:08:28
Originally posted by Kitsuki
Why steal it? Is it actually re-usable or valuable?

I suppose they could glue it on their car or something though they'd be unable to produce the needed current registration paper work if they ever got pulled over.

Funko
06-12-2005, 09:21:13
But they'd be much less likely to be pulled over with a sticker than an out of date year? And they'd be screwed either way?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
06-12-2005, 15:16:00
Cutting it might work, depends on how desperate they are, and how many pieces you cut it into. I could see some bozo grabbing a rego sticker at 2AM in the morning with a flashlight and some patience.

But is it really that difficult for US lawmakers to conceive of a system where you stick something similar to the inside front windshield? You have to do that with your temporary registration when you buy a vehicle, I don't see what the problem is, except for making fat donut-laden cops get out of their car and walk around to the front of yours to verify registration.

Kitsuki
06-12-2005, 15:20:02
http://pierregb.free.fr/roadtripcal/img/2004-03-13-06h45.jpg

We hold village fayre raffles with better security than that!

KrazyHorse
06-12-2005, 15:39:13
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
Cutting it might work, depends on how desperate they are, and how many pieces you cut it into. I could see some bozo grabbing a rego sticker at 2AM in the morning with a flashlight and some patience.

But is it really that difficult for US lawmakers to conceive of a system where you stick something similar to the inside front windshield? You have to do that with your temporary registration when you buy a vehicle, I don't see what the problem is, except for making fat donut-laden cops get out of their car and walk around to the front of yours to verify registration.

Chasing bad guys gives you a view of the rear of the car, not the front. There has to be a rear plate for certain. Plus I'm sure many tickets for registration violations are given out when the cop is driving behind somebody and sees the wrong colour sticker. It's not even close to as easy to see a sticker on the front windshield. Which is also where most people put their parking registration stickers, making it even more confusing.

Theft of registration stickers is a rather minor problem in the large scheme of things.

Japher
06-12-2005, 15:41:09
I don't even know why we need the stickers. The cop runs the plate and sees if the car is registered anyway.

KrazyHorse
06-12-2005, 15:42:18
It makes checking a large number of cars quicker (much quicker). All the cop has to do is scan the cars driving around him and he can tell by the colour whether to pull somebody over or not.

Sir Penguin
06-12-2005, 17:49:03
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
at 2AM in the morning
:hmm:

SP

KrazyHorse
06-12-2005, 17:54:31
I just put your "song" on my mp3 player, SP. I can listen to you singing about getting rogered anywhere now.

:lol:

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
08-12-2005, 03:25:40
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
Chasing bad guys gives you a view of the rear of the car, not the front. There has to be a rear plate for certain. Plus I'm sure many tickets for registration violations are given out when the cop is driving behind somebody and sees the wrong colour sticker. It's not even close to as easy to see a sticker on the front windshield. Which is also where most people put their parking registration stickers, making it even more confusing.

Theft of registration stickers is a rather minor problem in the large scheme of things.

Theft of rego is more annoying than anything, and the fact the DMV makes you PAY for a new one because their system is flawed is galling.

Cops in other countries where the rego is on the front windshield don't seem to have any problems giving tickets for expired registration, so the "it needs to be on the back" argument doesn't hold much weight with me :)

Sir Penguin
08-12-2005, 05:39:45
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
I just put your "song" on my mp3 player, SP. I can listen to you singing about getting rogered anywhere now.

:lol:
You, sir, are my hero.

SP

TV4Fun
08-12-2005, 07:46:30
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
If you peel if off someone's vehicle and stick it to your own. It's a small sticker, vaguely reflective, color coded for the year.

Here's a picture:

http://pierregb.free.fr/roadtripcal/img/2004-03-13-06h45.jpg

Top right. Easy to remove and stick to your own car! The only way you'd get caught is if you got pulled over and they ran the tiny, tiny ID number against your vehicle.

Japher: They wha...? Those stickers are actually very difficult to remove. If you try to peel them off they tend to break.

zmama
08-12-2005, 13:57:16
Originally posted by Oerdin
All US, Mexican, and Canadian cars are the same. The sticker goes on the licence plate which is outside the car.

Nope...NY at least the sticker is inside applied to the windshield along with the inspection sticker

mr.G
08-12-2005, 13:59:38
Originally posted by Kitsuki
http://pierregb.free.fr/roadtripcal/img/2004-03-13-06h45.jpg

We hold village fayre raffles with better security than that! :gotit: