|06-28-2014 05:22 AM|
The second is actually 2 incidents regarding the same thing. First was in NoVA I got pulled over for a burnt out brake light. When asked if I had any weapons in the vehicle (same pickup) I pointed out that I had a few swords in the bed of the pickup. While sitting on the curb with them searching my vehicle, my buddy was told that a knife carried can't be any longer than your palm is wide. Flash forward a couple of years and back in Norfolk; I was walking home intoxicated from a bar not far from the house and got stopped by the cops. I had my trusty pocket knife in my pocket and was told by the two cops that it couldn't be any longer than 3" for the blade or 5" from tip to tip open (doing the math, that's only 2.5" for the blade.) So 3 different idea's on what a regulation should be but nobody giving me a ticket or confiscating because they couldn't back it up with fact.
|05-29-2014 10:42 PM|
As an open carrier it only takes 1 or 2 negative interactions with the police to feel like you live in a police state. By police state I mean a place where police act on what they think the law should be and not what it actually is. The worst case is when they have no idea what the law is or think they should be the only ones allowed to protect themselves.
I am not a tea party guy, but in so many words, the guy does have a point. "Stop taxing me more to make your job easier. The same job I pay you to do with tax dollars."
|05-29-2014 09:05 PM|
|rutoehead||Great, Now that this has been decided, only thing left now is to pass a budget.|
|05-29-2014 03:52 PM|
|05-29-2014 02:57 PM|
Funny how if you dont want something the cops (revenue generators)or toll collectors do then your a scofflaw. Yes lets do anything the police state wants, anything to make it easier for them cause were all bad. How about our revenue generators focus on real crime and yes I know its hard work and doesnt make money for the state. But we are paying them for this particular job. Wonder how the many other states are able to get plate info from the cars that only have 1 on the back of the car. Oh walk around?? Way to much to ask for.
its widely known that these bills fail at the hands of police union lobbyists.
|05-29-2014 02:55 PM|
|lbredefe||I realize this is going to start a storm of furry but the reason most of these fail is because of police union lobbying in a states capital. The same thing is going in chicago where they tried to overturn an ordinance saying you cannot back into a space in a parking garage and the police union went after lawmakers saying that a cop shouldn't ever have to get out of his cruiser to check on illegally parked cars.|
|05-28-2014 09:37 PM|
Looks like it failed:
|05-28-2014 04:46 PM|
|Brass Knuckles||No updates on this?|
|05-13-2013 11:35 PM|
|10Anvil||Just like to point out that with the increase in speed camera use this won't fly.|
|01-24-2013 07:14 AM|
|jlapoint01||But you have to look at the other states. We have the cheapest vanity plates, its only an additional $10 a year so your original figures are off. If in fact the plate sales would drop off the way you claim, then it would be a $2.5 mil cut back, which would be loosing some money, but not the millions you claim. Plus you have to remember where we live. Most of the folks that work in DC live in VA, and most of them are very vain indeed. As a truck driver, I see more vanity plates in NOVA then most anywhere else. Also remember a vanity plate is not just one that has witty humor, but also the plates that are background themed, like colleges, nature, hunting, etc. To sum, I wouldn't worry about it one bit, if you think that the bean counters haven't thought of potential loss of millions of revenue over an action your wrong.|
|01-23-2013 07:16 PM|
I didn't mean the cost of the plate.
I meant future demand of vanity plates slipping due to the change.
There are no one plate States ranked in the top twenty, if Virginia slips to just #2, it would lose an excess of $4mil.
Virginia is 'hooked' on the vanity plate revenue.
|01-23-2013 04:11 PM|
|jlapoint01||I agree with Brass Knuckles, don't think just because you only get one plate that it will be any cheaper. I also feel that many will still have and want vanity plates, I have them and will still use them. If we go to a one plate system, I'll take my front one off and keep it as a spare or a decoration.|
|01-22-2013 08:46 PM|
New guy here...this thread caught my interest.
No offense, but the logic above seems flawed. The state will save $2.3mm in production costs since it will no longer have to produce 2 plates per car. This should have zero effect on revenue stream because the number of cars desiring vanity plates should not change by going to a single license plate format while the state continues to charge the same amount for the right to display a vanity plate regardless if its one or two plates. What am I missing?
Anyway, good to be here. Hope to meet up soon.
|01-09-2013 08:24 AM|
First, I'd like to say I love this idea and have always been jealous of the 'one plate' States. However, I don't think it will take the bean counters long to shoot this idea down.
None of the top ranking vanity plate States are 'one plate' States.
Virginia has the highest percentage of vanity plates in the nation (16%).
There are 7.5 million registered vehicles in Virginia.
7.5 mil X .16 = 1.2 mil vanity plate vehicles
1.2 mil X $25 = $30,000,000 revenue from vanity plates
If requests for vanity plates drop by just 8% (2.3 mil savings / $30 mil rev) then this change will cost the State revenue.
But, we can still hope.
|01-09-2013 05:48 AM|
|Jeep757||Hopefully this goes thru|
|01-08-2013 01:22 AM|
|bajonesy77||We shall see if it passes. What will happen to the money they save? needs to goto VDOT for road improvements.|
|01-07-2013 07:51 PM|
|manganos||Since I work for the state I submitted this idea as a cost saving measure. Guess it might have worked.|
|01-07-2013 12:26 AM|
Front license plates...perhaps no more
Keep hope alive:
Virginia drivers may soon find themselves sporting just one license plate rather than two, all in an effort by the state government to save a few dollars.