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Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush

caribstx
April 28, 2016 10:54AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 467

I came an ad for this cheap gadget the other day and wondered if it might be useful to identify the dealers that dispose of tires in the bush rather than the proper methods.

[techiefans.com]

One could surreptitiously attach one of these tracking units to the inside of an old tire and easily track its movements and final destination. I think it would be a great way to bust those dealers who don't dispose of the used tired properly.

Thoughts?

Re: Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush

ms411
April 28, 2016 11:05AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,511

Those trackers are kind of expensive to be thrown in the bush.

I like this idea.

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Re: Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush

caribstx
April 29, 2016 08:23AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 467

$29 bucks is a small price to pay to find out which dealer is duping tires. Imagine the effect it could have on other dealers who might be tempted to illegally dump tires if they knew there was a good chance technology might lead to a conviction.

Re: Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush
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Dante
April 29, 2016 11:54AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 253

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caribstx
$29 bucks is a small price to pay to find out which dealer is duping tires. Imagine the effect it could have on other dealers who might be tempted to illegally dump tires if they knew there was a good chance technology might lead to a conviction.

The issue is more about holding them accountable if / when we could prove they did.

We don't have the best track record holding people / government/ business accountable for their actions in these islands ( IMHO)

We need to do a better job.

Re: Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush

Alana33
April 29, 2016 12:46PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,981

thumbs up You can say that again!
"Not my job, mon" seems to be a prevalent attitude,
When I find someone, in any government agency, who is willing, ready and able to do their job, I always make sure that they know I am extremely appreciative.
They are few and far between. Quite often it's a ordeal in persistence and endurance when being given the run around and being handed off to various and sundry agencies because "it's not my job, mon."

Re: Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush

ms411
April 29, 2016 02:01PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,511

I actually got a live person on the phone at Dept of Finance who actually answered my question, gave me the information I needed, and emailed me the document all within less than an hour. I could have fainted.

Re: Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush

Alana33
April 29, 2016 02:23PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,981

Amazing that we're actually shocked when that happens instead of it being the norm. I applaud Mr. Olive at MVB because his leadership has quite turned around what used to be a dreaded and time consuming process of vehicle inspections.

Re: Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush

mtdoramike
May 01, 2016 04:36PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 924

Some times ignorance is bliss and to mind one's own business especially when you live on a small Island where most of the cops are related in some form or fashion. If I'm going to pick a fight that could get me seriously hurt or killed, I would opt for something a bit more damaging the than used improperly disposed of tires. Now a days discretion tends to be the better part of valor.



mike

Re: Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush

Ca. Dreamers
May 02, 2016 07:44AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 380

Quote
mtdoramike
Some times ignorance is bliss and to mind one's own business especially when you live on a small Island where most of the cops are related in some form or fashion. If I'm going to pick a fight that could get me seriously hurt or killed, I would opt for something a bit more damaging the than used improperly disposed of tires. Now a days discretion tends to be the better part of valor.



mike

You are right as rain!

Keep your nose in your own backyard when comes to tires and trees!

CDthumbs up

Re: Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush

Scubadoo
May 02, 2016 08:17PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,074

Discarded tires in the bush are a great breading ground for mousy skeeters. Fortunately we don't have a problem with them on the islands.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/02/2016 08:18PM by Scubadoo.

Re: Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush

Alana33
May 02, 2016 08:21PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,981

Isn't it wonderful we don't have that problem nor will we after heavy rains!

Re: Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush

St X
May 03, 2016 07:59AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 133

Pipe dream ---> What if it were required of all tire shops to keep the old tires that they pull off. They would be solely responsible for the possession and disposal of all used tires.
When tires are collected from the bush, a fine is levied against each and every entity that owns tire changing equipment for each tire found.
To be fair, we would have to get all the tires out of the bush first.

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