Kevin Greenwald - MSF Lead RiderCoach # 121656 (BRC,SBRC,IS,IME,SMARTrainer)
Nationally Certified Law Enforcement Motor Officer (Ret.) / IBA Member #34281
Motorcycle/High Performance/Teen/Winter Driving Instructor - ROAD AMERICA Race Track
'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.
Here in Cali, where there are so many uninsures Illegals driving around, I keep all of my insurance maxed out.
Yes, it costs me some extra $$$ but I can still sleep at night!
Exactly the point. There are at least 12 million illegals here due to greed of employers for lowest possible wage labor and close to zero border enforcment for years. Coupled with lax ID laws that gave state IDs (drivers licenses) to many until recent changes took effect so there is a large population that can pass as legal.
Take a look around. Maybe not true in parts of TX or CA but here in NC, if someone doesn't look like they're born here, they are illegals with 80% probability. No drivers license for half or so and no insurance for most.
Not that they're the only ones who can get you- kids texting and on cell phones are more dangerous where I live because we have nothing useful for training new drivers and parents who can afford to do so usually buy their 16 yr old a car. A lot of the illegals have gotten busted in the past few years as locals and law enforcement agencies got fed up with their behavior so they've become more careful. Cops have learned to do routine checks on roads outside certain plants at shift changeover- with the current requirements for Eligible for Employment (immigration stand in) status checks its "90 days and out" at most plants if you can't produce a legit SSID but they just go to the next place.
Yesterday saw a young female next to me texting while driving in stop and go traffic in the busiest area for 50 miles in any direction. Last year saw a gal on cell phone clobber an illegal in a van who was trying to making an illegal U-turn across the median on an interstate where a sign specifically warned against it. Of course, the illegal couldn't read English and many are illiterate even in Spanish. I thought those two deserved each other.
Plenty of reasons to keep your insurance adequate but more importantly, stay vigilant. $ are a serously inadequate replacement for body parts...
Thanks for the thoughtful topic. If you're like me, thinking about insurance is about as much fun as watching paint dry.
However, since this topic is running, I just checked. I have:
BI $50,000 EACH PERSON/$100,000 EACH ACCIDENT
PROPERTY DAMAGE $25,000 EACH ACCIDENT
Another related question.....what about insurance for towing in case of a breakdown? Is that covered under BMWMOA, or should one get that through their m/c insurance?
'95 R1100RS "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian!" Henry Ford
There is a decent towing option on the MOA membership.
Vehicles found operated by the uninsured or unlicensed should be seized, and sent straight to the auction, or crusher. Proceeds of this could fund ICE detention for those found worthy.