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(Mirror.co.uk)   Nanny State has CCTV cameras installed at gas stations that will automatically stop the pump if an uninsured car tries to fill up   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 244
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2012-03-14 12:13:41 AM  
Time to ramp my online siphon store
 
2012-03-14 12:13:45 AM  
a uninsured cars tries... a uninsured cars tries.
 
2012-03-14 12:14:23 AM  
Makes sense. How about one that emits an EMP to kill the engines of criminals robbing the place?
 
2012-03-14 12:14:32 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: a uninsured cars tries... a uninsured cars tries.


'an uninsured car'?
 
2012-03-14 12:15:12 AM  
Insurance should be paid for by the gallon, at the pump.

/a good old idea that never seems to go anywhere
 
2012-03-14 12:15:44 AM  
I'm opposed I think.

//dnrtfa

///knowing it will hassle many not guilty of said offense. And the "couldn't get gas taking me mum to hospital, and she died right their in me car," factor might be a problem. again. //dnrtfa
 
2012-03-14 12:15:44 AM  

XplodedSynapses: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: a uninsured cars tries... a uninsured cars tries.

'an uninsured car'?



Wait a second... since when do cars try to fill themselves up? Don't motorists do that?
 
2012-03-14 12:16:07 AM  
That's sure going to make it tricky filling up a gas can for the lawn mower.
 
2012-03-14 12:16:36 AM  
dear subby:

"if an uninsured car..."
"if any uninsured cars..."

not:

your headline
 
2012-03-14 12:16:52 AM  
Won't stop people with large gas cans or places that don't cross-reference.
 
2012-03-14 12:17:09 AM  
I like it. Keeping uninsured motorists off the road is a good thing.
 
2012-03-14 12:17:26 AM  
I worked at a gas station. The owners would make us pay when someone drove off after filling up, but we weren't allowed to change the rules to require customers to pay first.

If the owners are still allowed to charge me for $30 cause some asshole drive off with a tank of gas and I couldn't stop them (I wasn't allowed to try) I'm okay with this. That or go with the easy answer, and require people pre-pay?
 
2012-03-14 12:17:34 AM  
it's just a mess

fix it
fix it
fix it
 
2012-03-14 12:18:00 AM  
The law is a ass.
 
2012-03-14 12:18:35 AM  

Big Ramifications: The law is a ass.


The law is a asses.

FTFY.
 
2012-03-14 12:18:59 AM  

calbert: it's just a mess

fix it
fix it
fix it


Fix old?
 
2012-03-14 12:19:48 AM  
woah, so I could all like, pull up to a gas pump with a tanker truck, get a few thousands gallons, drive off, and the attendant would have to pay?? WTF, that's SCTV kinda shaite. ;-)
 
2012-03-14 12:20:05 AM  
i55.tinypic.com
 
2012-03-14 12:21:03 AM  

readbot42: woah, so I could all like, pull up to a gas pump with a tanker truck, get a few thousands gallons, drive off, and the attendant would have to pay?? WTF, that's SCTV kinda shaite. ;-)


I had an RV drive off on me and had to pay something like $90, and at that time gas was about $1.20/gallon. It was farking bullshiat.
 
2012-03-14 12:21:26 AM  
This just goes to show, when you give the government the ability to do something, they eventually will do it. FTA "Currently the system is designed to deter motorists from driving off without paying for petrol." That's how they sold it to the public. That's how they got the system in place.

When deciding if any government power is just or not, don't evaluate it in terms of how it is supposed to be used, or the best case scenario. Instead, evaluate it based on how it will be used in the worst way by the worst people. Because it eventually will. Only once you've done that, and you still think the government needs that power, should you vote to give it to them.

"There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."
 
2012-03-14 12:21:51 AM  
Beats having a drone take out the offending vehicle.

Whoo-hoo, Im getting all nostalgic for thr 20th century.
 
2012-03-14 12:22:11 AM  
FTA:One in 25 drivers in the UK do not have insurance - one of the worst records in western Europe.

According to recent figures, around 160 people are killed and 23,000 injured by uninsured and untraced drivers every year.

really? I would venture it is 1 in 8 around here, maybe worse. I think it is the UNTAXED cars they are worrying about in Blighty...

What do they do about foreign cars?
 
2012-03-14 12:23:15 AM  

davidphogan: I worked at a gas station. The owners would make us pay when someone drove off after filling up, but we weren't allowed to change the rules to require customers to pay first.

If the owners are still allowed to charge me for $30 cause some asshole drive off with a tank of gas and I couldn't stop them (I wasn't allowed to try) I'm okay with this. That or go with the easy answer, and require people pre-pay?


I'm pretty sure they were never allowed to this. You just let them get away with it.
 
2012-03-14 12:23:58 AM  
Why do the English put up with this bullshiat?
 
2012-03-14 12:24:01 AM  
 
2012-03-14 12:24:59 AM  
a uninsured cars
www.funnyforumpics.com
 
2012-03-14 12:25:56 AM  
Hah. If the gas station I work at charged me for all the drive offs, I probably just wouldn't let anyone pump gas without pre-paying first.
 
2012-03-14 12:26:35 AM  
The proposals will have a huge impact - forcing drivers to insure and tax their car if they want to drive.

Or they'll just take a picture of someone else's plate, print it life-sized, and stick it over theirs.
 
2012-03-14 12:27:04 AM  

Kurmudgeon: That's sure going to make it tricky filling up a gas can for the lawn mower.


If Sgygus had his (or her) way, think of how much insurance you would have for your lawn!
 
2012-03-14 12:28:02 AM  

insertsnarkyusername: I'm pretty sure they were never allowed to this. You just let them get away with it.


I had a co-worker fight it, and he ended up getting counter-sued. They argued he must have let his friends steal the gas, since he didn't get a license plate. My options were to keep looking for a job, or be unemployed. I'm sure not every company is that bad, but they refused to put up more cameras than their insurance required, refused to make people pay at the pump or prepay so incidents like that could happen, and other shenanigans I probably shouldn't specifically mention since I'm posting under my name.
 
2012-03-14 12:31:03 AM  

Quark_Quasar: Hah. If the gas station I work at charged me for all the drive offs, I probably just wouldn't let anyone pump gas without pre-paying first.


If you willingly take a job at a gas station where you have to pay for theft... you deserve to work at a gas station.
 
2012-03-14 12:33:42 AM  
I didn't know that China Central Television had such a large market presence in Britain.
 
2012-03-14 12:35:16 AM  

Kim Jong-il: I didn't know that China Central Television had such a large market presence in Britain.


Subby obviously meant BBC.
 
2012-03-14 12:35:43 AM  

Bartleby the Scrivener: Quark_Quasar: Hah. If the gas station I work at charged me for all the drive offs, I probably just wouldn't let anyone pump gas without pre-paying first.

If you willingly take a job at a gas station where you have to pay for theft... you deserve to work at a gas station.


True. The one thing I've learned from the experience: People (at least in America) feel entitled. I don't just mean kind of, or a little bit, but so entitled that they make a mild-mannered man such as myself consider homicide. Glorious, heralded homicide.
 
2012-03-14 12:37:08 AM  
At least the nanny state doesn't enforce grammatically correct headlines.
 
2012-03-14 12:37:14 AM  

XplodedSynapses: XplodedSynapses: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: a uninsured cars tries... a uninsured cars tries.

'an uninsured car'?


Wait a second... since when do cars try to fill themselves up? Don't motorists do that?


Thank you.
 
2012-03-14 12:37:16 AM  
It's been my understanding that in the UK you go get your own plate printed anyway. It's not issued by any sort of DMV. They give you your number and then you take that number to a shop that prints plates. Then you stick that on your car.

I've been told by many ex-Brits that tons of people have fake plates made up so they don't have to pay the congestion taxes in London or get out of parking tickets.

If this is the case, then this new CCTV setup is worthless, like so many other nanny state laws.

Anyone have evidence to support or deny this?
 
2012-03-14 12:38:00 AM  

Bartleby the Scrivener: Quark_Quasar: Hah. If the gas station I work at charged me for all the drive offs, I probably just wouldn't let anyone pump gas without pre-paying first.

If you willingly take a job at a gas station where you have to pay for theft... you deserve to work at a gas station.


Wait. If you had to pay 100% for drive offs, did you get 100% of what people paid for fuel?
 
2012-03-14 12:38:07 AM  

fredklein: The proposals will have a huge impact - forcing drivers to insure and tax their car if they want to drive.

Or they'll just take a picture of someone else's plate, print it life-sized, and stick it over theirs.

with a screwdriver.
 
2012-03-14 12:38:34 AM  
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

LOVE IT!!!

THAT IS ALL!!!
 
2012-03-14 12:39:54 AM  
Why don't they just make up a list of everybody, and then divide up everything in the country, and give a lot of it to the people that they like, and much, much less to the people that they don't like.
Then, if the people that they don't like get out of line, they can just go down the list and liquidate those people and then divide up their old stuff amongst the other people on the list that they like.

Then there would be no need for this sort of thing.

You see, what they really lack is a list.
 
2012-03-14 12:40:39 AM  

Quark_Quasar: Bartleby the Scrivener: Quark_Quasar: Hah. If the gas station I work at charged me for all the drive offs, I probably just wouldn't let anyone pump gas without pre-paying first.

If you willingly take a job at a gas station where you have to pay for theft... you deserve to work at a gas station.

True. The one thing I've learned from the experience: People (at least in America) feel entitled. I don't just mean kind of, or a little bit, but so entitled that they make a mild-mannered man such as myself consider homicide. Glorious, heralded homicide.


well,,,,,bye
 
2012-03-14 12:41:42 AM  

9beers: I like it. Keeping uninsured motorists off the road is a good thing.


Pretty soon they will cross reference the credit card with the list of insured drivers for the car. In Angland everyone who drives the car has to be listed on the insurance.
 
2012-03-14 12:41:52 AM  
If you can capture the image of an insured license plate, and blow it up to the proper size, you will be fine.
 
2012-03-14 12:42:23 AM  
we should have cut george 3's head clean off and all his little krout kinder too.


missed chances....
 
2012-03-14 12:43:30 AM  

Quark_Quasar: Bartleby the Scrivener: Quark_Quasar: Hah. If the gas station I work at charged me for all the drive offs, I probably just wouldn't let anyone pump gas without pre-paying first.

If you willingly take a job at a gas station where you have to pay for theft... you deserve to work at a gas station.

True. The one thing I've learned from the experience: People (at least in America) feel entitled. I don't just mean kind of, or a little bit, but so entitled that they make a mild-mannered man such as myself consider homicide. Glorious, heralded homicide.



Don't hold it in. It feels so freeing when you finally let it go.
 
2012-03-14 12:44:03 AM  
Just put this camera on the freeway and let it trigger the "U Stop'em Strips" Recycle the debris and wipe brow.

I kinda like the insurance added to gas price idea. May need some tweaking...possibly redirect some of the government taxes that are already in the price. Just a nickel or so.

/Gas, How does it work?
 
2012-03-14 12:44:28 AM  
There is no way I would live in that country.

And we must work to keep America from turning into that.
 
2012-03-14 12:45:52 AM  
time to hoist the black flag and slit throats
 
2012-03-14 12:46:00 AM  
You know, I was about to say I was all for this... until I actually thought about it for ten seconds.

* You're out driving in BFE, and have accidentally let your insurance lapse yesterday. Insurance company didn't get you on the phone with a reminder yet. You let the tank run down because you know you can grab some later, pull into the station in a bad neighborhood and... no gas. You gon' get beaten and raped because you had to walk home through the bad neighborhood, all because you went a day over on the insurance. (OK, maybe the cut off isn't a day, but the point is, there is a cutoff somewhere and that cutoff decision is made by a computer that is unaware of individual circumstance, not to mention prone to error.)

* You don't renew your insurance or tags, because you don't actually drive your car any more. (Maybe you're elderly.) Then your loved one has a medical emergency and... oh shiat, the phone's out of battery. You get on the road to take them to hospital yourself, and the car runs out of gas. There's a gas station, but it's closed and you're blocked from getting gas at the pump. Your loved one slowly dies in the car while you walk to the nearest neighborhood and start banging on doors.

This rule, frankly, is idiotic because it has no get-out clause, and no nuance. Scan tags and pull over cars that are driving without insurance. Do NOT deny people the ability to get out of an emergency situation, especially when we all know damned well that somebody who really does have insurance will also be prevented from getting gas due to a typo / other clerical error.

Dumb.

Dumb.

DUMB.


/sometimes I am ashamed to be of British extraction, we've turned into a nation of mindless drones who will accept anything so long as it "defeats" some section of the populace that the media has us whipped up into a frenzy over.
 
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