You Really Might Wanna Get Auto Insurance Before January 1

This just in from City Hall, a reminder: In exactly one month, drivers stopped for traffic violations who can't prove they have insurance will find their rides getting a free trip to the Dallas Auto Pound. (The return trip will, of course, cost ya. And them some.) Right now, the city tows only cars belonging to the uninsured involved in traffic accidents. But, come January 1, it applies to even the most routine speeding ticket, as per the Uninsured Motorist Ordinance approved by the Dallas City Council last May.

Says Dallas police commissioner David Kunkle in the media release, "The Dallas Police Department currently issues about 75,000 citations a year to motorists with no auto insurance." Which, by my math, means ... divided by 365 ... carry the 4 ... um, 205 rides towed to the pound every day in the new year? --Robert Wilonsky

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