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Old 03-05-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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Staged auto accidents on the rise in Tampa - Bay News 9 (http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2010/3/5/591386.html?title=Staged+auto+accidents+on+the+ris e+in+Tampa - broken link)
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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I don't really understand how exactly they are making much money off of this when their car(s) also get damaged.
So then maybe all the bad driving here is really people TRYING to get into accidents? LOL
I know, next time I'll just plow right through the back of someone instead of stopping because it could be a phony accident. Bay News 9 told me so!
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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^^^It only works if you are the person in the front. TECHNICALLY, if you rear end someone it is your fault. You have a duty to other drivers to follow from a distance that you could stop safely in any situation, regardless of circumstance. I know, I rear ended someone who rear ended someone. They went from 30 to 0 instantly, laws of physics would tell you I would have to do the same. The for real law of the road says differently. I was sued. they got some money, but my lawyer was good
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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I'm not suprised.
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:59 AM
 
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They showed it late last night on Bay News 9 and if you see it make sense....they collect ins. money, basically claiming bodily injuries and damages to the car and collecting and not fixing it.

It used to be the same where I'm from. Later they changed it to another system that you had to pay an amount to have the damage appraised at a car dealer. If you let it fixed at an official dealer they would deduct the amount for the appraisal, so more and more people had indeed fix their cars. On top of that the rules of driving with a damaged car were more and more strict, specially due to the danger if you car has damage and hitting a biker.
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