[Nfbc-info] Can blind people own cars in California?

Jonathan Lyens jonathan at lyens.com
Sat Sep 26 02:24:04 CDT 2009


I also agree with bryan. I own a car in ca. I have had no problems. 

jonathan lyens

-----Original Message-----
From: "Bryan Bashin" <bashin at calweb.com>
To: "NFB of California List" <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
Sent: 09/25/09 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Nfbc-info] Can blind people own cars in California?

Caroline,

Not true.  I've owned a car for many years and had it insured with a 
variety of companies.  Some companies do charge more to insure a car 
owned by a non driver, be she  blind or otherwise not able to have a 
valid license. I might suggest you call a number of insurance 
companies but know that it is within their right to give a non-driver 
a higher quote.  Another option, of course, would be to register a 
car as a second vehicle of a family member or friend.  A second 
vehicle is usually cheaper to insure than the first one, and if you 
choose the person carefully you can also get further discounts based 
on their personal demographics.

Why don't you report back to the list and let us know how you fared.

Bryan



At 06:41 PM 9/25/2009, you wrote:
>Hello all!
>
>I was shocked to find out the following information.
>
>I am legally blind and therefore do not have a CA driver's 
>license.  I can not legally drive in the state of California or in 
>any other state in our great country.  I would, however, like to own 
>a car here in California.  I can purchace a car in California, but I 
>cannot register it in my name.  The reason?  Since I do not have a 
>CA driver's license, I cannot obtain automobile insurance.  Since I 
>cannot obtain automobile insurance, I cannot register a car in California.
>
>Shocking, isn't it?
>
>The state of California will only allow me to own a car if I do not 
>register it.
>
>I cannot believe it.
>
>Caroline
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