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#21305 of 21746 Re: . [gogogodzilla]
Jan 21, 2013 (4:14 pm)
I agree with your arguments. Maybe we can all just keep dash cameras in our cars to fight the bad light cameras then. I am about to run one in mine. I don't have a problem with some cameras per se, but the justification for them needs to be proven to the public, and the revenue streams can't go to crooked pseudo-private sector contractors who are really just parasites on the taxpayer.
I'd like to see the police do more work too, but I suspect the odds of that are low. Police unions make big labor unions look like schoolchildren.
Jan 21, 2013 (4:47 pm)
Out on city streets today, didn't see anything too bad, but some annoyances. First - had a Corolla behind me for a couple miles - I turned 7 times I think - it NEVER signaled once. Saw a suit in a 5er slowly cut across 3 lanes, no signal. Saw a WRX with a loud exhaust going too fast, tailgated a Forester, then had to slam on its brakes and have a close call as traffic slowed. And while out in the old car, had a well kept blonde in a MDX with a phone in her hand tailgating me at 5 over - until the limit went from 30 to 40, which then slowed her down
#21307 of 21746 Re: . [fintail]
Jan 21, 2013 (6:24 pm)
And while out in the old car, had a well kept blonde in a MDX with a phone in her hand tailgating me at 5 over - until the limit went from 30 to 40, which then slowed her down
Ah yes. Beautiful and handsome people drive Acuras.
#21308 of 21746 Re: . [xrunner2]
Jan 21, 2013 (6:31 pm)
That is the primary reason I own 3 of them!
#21309 of 21746 Re: . [xrunner2]
Jan 22, 2013 (12:11 pm)
Well kept isn't always beautiful...
Out this morning, I am thinking turn signals are a rarely ordered option on late model BMWs. Also saw a Rav4 with a hard spare tire cover and I think wind deflectors (which points to a certain demographic) stop for a green light, I don't know what that was about. And saw a younger woman in a red 2013 SL550 with a phone to her ear - should be a 5 figure fine for her.
Jan 22, 2013 (1:55 pm)
That example has never happened in my 50+ years in the insurance business. Speculations can be wild.
#21311 of 21746 Re: . [euphonium]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 22, 2013 (2:23 pm)
How many "speculative" links re insurance companies trying to shift the blame onto the victim would you like?
Jan 22, 2013 (9:23 pm)
Amazing! I didn't represent GEICO, SAFECO, & a few other "national" companies. I learned early on that regional small carriers are a lot more reasonable. Two of the most pleasure to deal with were Oregon Mutual and Unigard. Other agent friends were proud of their appointments with Mutual of Enumclaw & Pemco. All decent to deal with in regards to claims and underwriting.
#21313 of 21746 Re: . [euphonium]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 23, 2013 (7:03 am)
For the first time in forever I'm with a very small company mostly local to Michigan, but financially stable, as near as I can tell from a search at the insurance commission. Even have an agent for the first time in a decade.
Since it's been 34 years since I've had to make a claim, I can't speak to the claims process.
"Mutual of Enumclaw" sounded like a joke name so I looked it up. Never heard of that Washington city - bit ironic that the name the insurance company uses translates as "place of evil spirits".