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Old 03-14-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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I guess you can say they I'm afraid of failing the inspection because where I'm from we don't have that.......so I honestly planned to just keep my Ohio plates and license (until I got a new car or something)

My question is how long before I'm FORCED into having to get Texas plates? And I read 90 days but once again, I mean FORCRF.

I still have plates from the state we moved from on two vehicles I own and plates from the current state we live in on two vehicles I own. Have never been questioned about either one.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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I don't know where you lived in Ohio but we lived in Columbus from 1990-2011. During all of that time, Ohio NEVER required state inspections. My Dad used to complain all the time about it because WV required them and OH did not.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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I've noticed that Texas doesn't enforce this much, so I'd say years. Every day I see out of state plates that expired YEARS ago.

I don't think it's wise to do this because technically you can't get a Texas auto insurance policy without the car being registered here, and if you get into an accident, your out of state policy on an extremely expired reg (or even current reg, but you have now lived for TX for years) might not cover you because you living in Texas with an Ohio auto ins policy probably violates the terms of the your Ohio auto ins policy. Note the distinction between visiting and living. Insurance companies LOVE to not pay out, so if they discover you've been living in Texas with an Ohio auto ins policy for years and then get into an accident, they may say that you aren't covered.

If you get into an accident, and they don't cover you, you could face major exposure. Not to mention if you get pulled over for a traffic violation, you could get in trouble.

Do you honestly think people who drive around with out of state plates that are expired have car insurance?

If they don't keep their registration current, don't do basic maintenance on their vehicle, they don't have car insurance either.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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Do you honestly think people who drive around with out of state plates that are expired have car insurance?

If they don't keep their registration current, don't do basic maintenance on their vehicle, they don't have car insurance either.
That's even worse than having out of state insurance when you have moved here and should have an in-state policy.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Just register your car in state. You are asking for trouble from the police / your insurance company / anyone you are party to in an RTA otherwise.

And if you're not insured, there are a fair number of people who would happily sue you in a civil action to recover costs & reasonable expenses. If you crash into someone and injure them, causing them to take time off work reasonable expenses include their medical bills and cost of treatment. You don't want to go there.

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Old 04-04-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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I don't know where you lived in Ohio but we lived in Columbus from 1990-2011. During all of that time, Ohio NEVER required state inspections. My Dad used to complain all the time about it because WV required them and OH did not.
I lived in the Dayton, Ohio, area from 1973 until 1998 and we absolutely had inpection facilties in the early 90's. I very clearly remember bringing my 1988 Chevy Beretta into the facility on Shoup Mill Road, and getting it inspected. The Ohio legislature that was elected in the 1994 elections (GOP controlled) did away with the inspections, and the company running the inpection facilities sued the state over breach of contract.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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Actually, I remember this situation now: Ohio DID HAVE car inspections, but ONLY if you lived in a high-pollution county. There were only 7 or 8 counties that if you lived in, you were required to get an inspection. It was a state law, but only applied to the large-population counties. The counties for the large cities (Cleveland, Cinci, Dayton, Hamilton, Toledo, Akron etc) were mandated to have inspections.

But if I recall correctly, there was one large-population county that was exempt: FRANKLIN COUNTY, which is where Columbus is at...and A LOT of people thought that was really unfair, that the county with the largest city, was not required to get inspected, but all the other large metro counties were required to have it.

That may be the reason why you were not aware of it...your county was not required by the state to have it (but others were).

Cheers
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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Not long, it is best to change plates and license asap if possible.
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