Texas Driver Responsibility Surcharg...

Texas Driver Responsibility Surcharge Program Petition!!!!!

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Since: Aug 07

Deer Park/ Friendswood

#1 Aug 29, 2007
I have dedicated many months of my time to prepare a report of sorts on the DRP. What I have discovered is that the entire fate of Texas is connected to the Surcharge Program. This is because the money from the Unconstitutional program is earmarked for the Tran-Texas Corridor, which is a strategic segment of what is to become a Super Corridor that spans the entire North American Continent.

The state is suspending people's license over not paying an excessive surcharge fee that is in addition to what you agree to in court. What's more is the money is going to pay for the Corridor projects, without consent or knowledge of the People or Congress! I believe that spreading the word would enable individuals to better deal with the negative effects that the TX DRP has had on their lives, as well as have a say in their own future.

TX DRP Surcharge Petition
www.petitiononline.com/TXDRP07/petition.html

Have you heard of this yet??
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/images2/nasco.jp...
Samantha

Coppell, TX

#2 Aug 30, 2007
One of the worst things about this program is that they don't even explain it to you, they just start sending you the bill. It wasn't until I called to make sure I had a clear balance that I found out I was going to be billed for the next 2 years!
Stromquist

Warren, NJ

#3 Aug 31, 2007
Good lord she's posting this everywhere.

If little Tamara had just remembered to renew her drivers license, she wouldnt be having any problems.

Since: Aug 07

Deer Park/ Friendswood

#4 Aug 31, 2007
Stromquist wrote:
Good lord she's posting this everywhere.
If little Tamara had just remembered to renew her drivers license, she wouldnt be having any problems.


This would still be a problem even if I had never received the ticket at all. The issue is about the legislature amending the constitution in 2001 and then through adding bills and leg., abusing it's powers to further business and corporate interests without any knowledge/consent of the people or congress.

I am not seeing money from this, and I have no expectations. I am posting this everywhere because it is an important issue that Texans need to know about, as well as what the money is funding.

Again, this isn't about me, I have already had everything taken care of.
marvin phillips

AOL

#5 Sep 5, 2007
not only is the surcharge is to high to pay it also stop you from buying life insurance (term life ) because if you dont have a driver license you are unable to buy life insurance for your family, which the law makers of texas dont even know this cause us a problem
Compliant Citizen

Cottonwood, AZ

#6 Sep 5, 2007
Driving is a PRIVLIDGE! If you commit a violation you have no right to complain about the penalties imposed.

Since: Aug 07

Deer Park/ Friendswood

#7 Sep 5, 2007
I do have a right to complain thanks to the 1st Amendment. I am not saying you shouldn't face a penalty, the surcharge program is an additional fine that starts over every year for three years. Not only are the fines extremely excessive; the program works so that many people end up arrested for essentially driving, many people never even know they owe money in the first place.

Also, just because someone creates a law doesn't mean that it is right or just. This particular issue is very complex and compounded over several years of leg. sessions. However, I assure you this law is corrupt and wrong!
I agree

United States

#8 Sep 5, 2007
The surcharge is a double fine (illegal), and also not fair because non residents are not required to pay (breaks the 14th ammendment). Texas gets away with this because there are not enough people complaining!!!! Let it start here! Keep it up Tamara, you are my new hero.
I agree

United States

#9 Sep 5, 2007
I agree completely. Texas is getting away with breaking the law. Being fined twice for the same offense is illegal, so is fining one person and not another. Out of state drivers do not have to pay. Texas sucks. Keep up the goooooood work Tamara!!!

Since: Aug 07

Deer Park/ Friendswood

#10 Sep 6, 2007
Thank you so much for your support!! I really appreciate it. Did you get a ticket in Texas? just wondering. The DRP needs to be repealed. Please help spread the word~ Many thanks!:)
JustSomeRandomGu y

Cottonwood, AZ

#11 Sep 6, 2007
Tamara S wrote:
I do have a right to complain thanks to the 1st Amendment. I am not saying you shouldn't face a penalty, the surcharge program is an additional fine that starts over every year for three years. Not only are the fines extremely excessive; the program works so that many people end up arrested for essentially driving, many people never even know they owe money in the first place.
Also, just because someone creates a law doesn't mean that it is right or just. This particular issue is very complex and compounded over several years of leg. sessions. However, I assure you this law is corrupt and wrong!
That's the problem with having a bill of rights. People don't deserve rights. You should do exactly what the goverment tells you to without compaint.
JustSomeRandomGu y

Cottonwood, AZ

#12 Sep 6, 2007
The goverment is NEVER wrong!
greg

United States

#13 Sep 6, 2007
It cost me $60/mo to drive. I think it is excessive since I also resolved my original fines. Its ok depending on who is effected. I have two concurrently (last year on 1. 1st yr on the other). My brother has two. My best friend has 3.

I plan to move out of Texas.

I have signed the petition
Compliant Citizen

Cottonwood, AZ

#14 Sep 6, 2007
Good ridance to you. We don't need complainers and naysayers in our state.

Since: Aug 07

Deer Park/ Friendswood

#15 Sep 6, 2007
The fines imposed by the TX DRP are excessive and the legislative intent is corrupt. The DRP was designed to make up for the leg. lack of funds for the Trans TX corridor/NAFTA projects.

Also, they told everyone voting that the funds were going to the Trauma care centers. Then they make it nearly impossible for these facilities to meet eligibility requirements to receive any of the money, and cut the funds in half so that they can put $ in the General Revenue Fund. From there, it goes to the Transportation fund, which then funds the TTC. Other legislation states that all of our resources go to assisting (in whatever way) and contributing to the progression of NAFTA projects, including the TTC.

Also, there are many other underlying issue that are responsible for increasing costs in Trauma centers. Not to mention the fact that they already said Tort reform legislation (which was passed) would help with medical costs.

Basically, they exploited recent statistics (Tx high number of alcohol related traffic incidents) so that they could sell their agenda to create funds for the TTC/Tolls/Transportation Dep.

The law also stated that it was aimed at habitual violators. If you are a habitually drinking and driving, then you are most likely an Alcoholic. Devastating them (or any one for that matter) financially so that they may even lose their job, will not help with their drinking. If the state was really concerned they would call for more rehabilitation requirements, or breathalyser ignitions requirements.

Also, facts such as the size of Texas and the amount of rural areas (esp. without city lighting), as well as the lack of mass transit systems within Tx as a whole or it's cities, all contribute to our states figures regarding alcohol and driving.

Studies show that suspending otherwise law abiding citizens from driving, negatively impacts the economy as well.

If you live in NY or Chicago, you could actually survive/thrive and not drive. You would also not have to pay for car insurance. I think that it's a shame that in Texas, you really do not have that option. Metro doesn't go beyond city limits, and the costs of Taxis are outrageous.

What's more is there is a severe lack of sidewalks in and around Houston. Sidewalks are a part of our basic infrastructure and surprisingly there are very few that even lead from neighborhoods to the closest shopping/working areas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

Perhaps the unprecedented, excessive fines that the DRP imposes, or the fact that you are manipulated into paying an arm and a leg to drive, would be less of an issue if you really could use alternative means to travel.

Since: Aug 07

Deer Park/ Friendswood

#16 Sep 6, 2007
Moral Person

Cottonwood, AZ

#17 Sep 7, 2007
Tamara S wrote:
The fines imposed by the TX DRP are excessive and the legislative intent is corrupt.
No such thing. The legislature has the absolute right to set whatever fines it wants.

Since: Aug 07

Deer Park/ Friendswood

#18 Sep 7, 2007
:) I used to think that...until I looked into the matter.
Communist Sympathizer

Cottonwood, AZ

#19 Sep 7, 2007
Living in a "free country" is so sickening! Dissent should be crushed with an iron fist.
Communist Sympathizer

Cottonwood, AZ

#20 Sep 7, 2007
And before you tell me to move, this is MY country and I have every right to stay here and work for political change.

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