which new law?
i'm not required to show proof of insurance to the dmv.
You're not required to actually show them an insurance card when you pay your registration fee, the insurance company notifies them electronically that you have an insurance police for that vehicle. Believe me, it's to the point now where in some cases it doesn't matter if you show them an insurance card, they still require electronic confirmation from your insurance company.
DUDE! You live in Sacramento. Storage for you is basically overnight parking.
Yeah....gotta love this town! :-D
If you think the reinstatement fee is bad, try registering a vehicle as Non-Operational, and then go to register it as operational a couple months before the year is up. They make you pay for the entire year, even though ten months of it have already gone by....
Well the whole reason they made this new law is because you get a lot of people who get insurance, get a vehicle registered, and then let the insurance lapse because they don't want to pay for it or can't pay for it. Then you have uninsured drivers on the road. And I gotta tell you, I've met a lot of people who just don't care, they continue to drive without any insurance at all. Hell, I know about a dozen people who insist on driving on suspended licenses too!
Personally, I think it's almost criminally irresponsible for them to allow a 45 day period in which someone can be driving around without insurance but with a valid registration still. If that driver hits someone, who is going to pay for the injured person's medical care or repair to that person's vehicle? And the way I see it, people without insurance are a lot more likely to run from an accident scene than they are to stop and make sure everyone is okay. Hell, the main reason most people carry insurance, especially for people who carry more than the legal minimum, is so that they don't have to pay out-of-pocket for all the various costs involved in an accident. So do you really think an uninsured driver/rider, who will have to pay for everything himself, is gonna stop?
Strategy, it seems you and I take almost completely opposite views on this. You seem to feel this law is unfair and goes too far. I feel this law doesn't go far enough. Regardless, I think we can both chalk this one up to everyone paying for the crimes of a few.