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Do You Know How Long You Can Drive Around San Francisco With Massachusetts Plates? Years and Years!

Friday, September 7th, 2012

So, how many years has this rig been in town with its special-looking red-lettered license plate? Years and years?

Wow, a “low number” plate from the Patriot state – aren’t you envious

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Of course some people don’t need to pay the DMV thousands and thousands of dollars in registration and “ad volerum” use tax and smog certification and they don’t need to pay the SFMTA any parking ticket fines (up to a point, be careful tho) because they’re exempted. Why? I don’t know, stuff like active military service – I think that’ll work.

(So maybe it’s General “Stormin’ Norman” Schwartzkopf inside this black SUV heading to the Financh during the morning drive, day after day, week after week, month after month, who knows.)

But the other 99% of us need to would need to worry that some busybody will hop on the Internet and find the CHP CHEATERS website.

Uh oh.

Report Vehicles with Out-of-State License Plates to the CHPCHEATERS Program logoDid you know that the State of California loses millions of dollars a year in revenue from California residents who unlawfully register their vehicles in other states or countries?

Did you know that vehicle registration fees are due immediately upon accepting employment or establishing residency in the State of California?

Did you know that California law permits only 20 days to complete the process of registering your vehicle without paying a penalty?

The three most common reasons for not completing the registration process are:

  1. People are unaware of California registration laws.
  2. People are evading payments of registration fees and taxes.
  3. People are unable to comply with air pollution control laws.

Include the following information:

  • State or province in which vehicle is registered
  • Vehicle license number
  • Date and time the vehicle was observed
  • Make, model and color of the vehicle
  • Location where the vehicle was observed (street(s) and city)
  • Any additional comments and descriptive information

* State:


* Vehicle License Number:

* Date & Time Observed (example: 06/01/04 11:00 am):
Make:       Model:       Color:
* Location Where Observed
Street(s):     City:
Comments / Evidence (Please include in the comments field any relevant information that might help with the investigation: specific addresses where the vehicle is observed, how long has the vehicle been seen in California, any information about the owner, why you feel that the owner is attempting to avoid California registration, local decals/bumper stickers/license plate frames, etc.):

* = Required Information

Norman Schwartzkopf!
Something tells me you want to go home!

Champagne, bibles, custom clothes you own
Calling up from special area codes

Using Oregon License Plates in California – A Dangerous Game

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Of course California welcomes with open arms all visitors from the Beaver State, but man oh man, look out when you drive your newish, straight-out-of-Sant’Agata-Bolognese, Nero-Pegaso (metallic black) Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 (Longitudinale Posteriore, 640 hp) right past California Highway Patrol Station 355 at 455 8th Street in the SOMA.

Why’s that? Well, it’s because the CHP is on the lookout for C.H.E.A.T.E.R.S. via their “Californians Help Eliminate All The Evasive Registration Scofflaws” program. And given that your Italian stallion is designed to attract attention, people might wonder why someone who hails from Oregon Territory is chilling in the 415.

Why yes that’s my massive exhaust tip, why do you ask? In this particular case, there’s no hard evidence of any wrongdoing, but it surely looks funny. As seen on San Francisco’s 8th Street:

As stated earlier, you can’t escape your fair share of taxes by buying a car in a neighboring California County. But you sure as heck can save something on the order of $30,000 in tax and fees (meant to go straight to Sacramento) by horsing around with vehicle registration ala Tom Cruise in Rain Man.

No matter where you’re from, that’s a lot of Bologna.

And that’s no bull.

(And really, is it such a pleasure driving this vehicle to/from Oregon on the straight, straight superslab? About the only use this thing has is as a foil for test drivers of the all-electric Roadster from that horrible Tesla Motors company. I mean, how can MSM writers tell stories of illegal, mastubatory circle jerk displays of speed on the public streets without vanquishing a foil or two?)