Playing the System

Sep 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

We towed a vehicle in from an accident, and when a gentleman called about it, I explained what he needed to bring to obtain his personal property. He said the vehicle was listed to his mom who was now deceased. I told him what additional paperwork he should bring and then the story got interesting.

His mother passed away in 2007, and he was the executor of her estate, but it had been so long he didn’t know where the paperwork was, and he was having trouble transferring the title and license plates, and there was no insurance on the vehicle, of course.

I obtained the vehicle owner information and found that he was correct — the vehicle was still titled in his mother’s name, but interestingly, the license plates were not due to expire until February 2013.

In another situation, a man came to clean out his truck — again, no insurance and expired registration and license plates. His comment was, “At least I got away with it for four years.”

What is frustrating (and a bit scary) is that both of these guys didn’t think anything of playing the system. They didn’t think of the consequences their choices would have, not only for the vehicles, but perhaps injury or death for themselves, passengers or other drivers.

And last but not least, the tower is once again stuck with a piece of you-know-what and is not paid properly.

People really need to step up to the plate and take some responsibility for their actions. After hearing these stories, don’t you wish you could tell these people what you really think?