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Finding the Dealers Who Dispose of Tires in the Bush  

 

caribstx
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April 28, 2016 1:54 pm  

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.

http://techiefans.com/how-to-track-your-vehicle-on-the-cheap-using-your-smartphone-us/

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?


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ms411
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April 28, 2016 2:05 pm  

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

I like this idea.

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20160422-battling-the-zika-virus-one-old-tyre-at-a-time


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caribstx
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April 29, 2016 11:23 am  

$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.


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Dante
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April 29, 2016 2:54 pm  

$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.


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Alana33
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April 29, 2016 3:46 pm  

(tu) 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."


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ms411
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April 29, 2016 5:01 pm  

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.


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Alana33
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April 29, 2016 5:23 pm  

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.


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mtdoramike
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May 1, 2016 7:36 pm  

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


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Ca. Dreamers
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May 2, 2016 10:44 am  

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!

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Scubadoo
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May 2, 2016 11:17 pm  

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.


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Alana33
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May 2, 2016 11:21 pm  

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


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May 3, 2016 10:59 am  

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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