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Ontario license plate search?

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Ontario license plate search?

Anyway to do this? Someone hit my car in a parking lot and wanted to settle it without going through insurance. I have the video and plate #.

Mto wouldn't give me anything, said I need a vin
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AnthonyL140 wrote:
May 31st, 2016 3:03 pm
Anyway to do this? Someone hit my car in a parking lot and wanted to settle it without going through insurance. I have the video and plate #.
Mto wouldn't give me anything, said I need a vin
Let me guess what happened - promised to call you back and did not? :cry:
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Why don't you just go to the collision centre and file a report with your insurance company?

If you have video evidence and the other person wanted to settle outside of insurance then I assume you're not at fault so not sure why you're trying to avoid making a claim.
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You didn't grab their insurance info? Drivers license info? Just a plate and video? :facepalm:
AnthonyL140 wrote:
May 31st, 2016 3:03 pm
Anyway to do this? Someone hit my car in a parking lot and wanted to settle it without going through insurance. I have the video and plate #.

Mto wouldn't give me anything, said I need a vin

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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I captured him on video, I didn't meet the guy or speak to him. Just got the video today and wanted to give him a chance to pay for the damage without going trough insurance. But if I can't get his info, tomorrow I'm going to the collision centre
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If you never met the guy, how is he suppose to pay you? Missing info here.
AnthonyL140 wrote:
May 31st, 2016 3:27 pm
I captured him on video, I didn't meet the guy or speak to him. Just got the video today and wanted to give him a chance to pay for the damage without going trough insurance. But if I can't get his info, tomorrow I'm going to the collision centre

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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and if the car was stolen or plates were stolen how this would help you? I think you need to rethink your impulses of private or public shaming...
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Lol are you guys serious? I asked a simple question, I wanted to know if anyway I can get info on a plate. That's it that's all.

No I wasn't gonna public shame him lol, just wanted to call him and say you hit my car and it's gonna cost x amount to fix. Either pay me or I'm going to go through insurance, I wanted to be nice so he doesn't get charged with a hit and run.
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AnthonyL140 wrote:
May 31st, 2016 3:27 pm
I captured him on video, I didn't meet the guy or speak to him. Just got the video today and wanted to give him a chance to pay for the damage without going trough insurance. But if I can't get his info, tomorrow I'm going to the collision centre
This is a hit and run. Report this to the police and call your insurance.
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AnthonyL140 wrote:
May 31st, 2016 3:43 pm
Lol are you guys serious? I asked a simple question, I wanted to know if anyway I can get info on a plate. That's it that's all.

No I wasn't gonna public shame him lol, just wanted to call him and say you hit my car and it's gonna cost x amount to fix. Either pay me or I'm going to go through insurance, I wanted to be nice so he doesn't get charged with a hit and run.
If he did a hit and run, not sure why you'd even want to help him out and give him the opportunity to fix your car outside of insurance. This is what insurance is for. You won't be able to look up his information using his license plate.
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CuriousJack wrote:
May 31st, 2016 9:35 pm
OP...just ignore the idiotic comments...they are everywhere here at rfd...but i assure you will get sensible comments as well....so just ignore them...i wont be surprised if they will say something with this post of mine... :) anyways, to answer your question, i think you can get info just by the plate number...ever notice at kijiji vehicle for sale section...some car they hide the plate number...so i guess it can easily trace more info...my two cents.
The police can. I don't know of any db and common person could use. I'm sure the collision center / insurance would be willing to help though.
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I don't understand, the person hit you and didn't have the courtesy to leave a note or anything? Forget searching for his license plate, go report it
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Was the damage bad? If they gave a slight tap they may have thought there wasn't any damage. Mind you they should've gotten out to inspect.
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AnthonyL140 wrote:
May 31st, 2016 3:43 pm
Lol are you guys serious? I asked a simple question, I wanted to know if anyway I can get info on a plate. That's it that's all.

No I wasn't gonna public shame him lol, just wanted to call him and say you hit my car and it's gonna cost x amount to fix. Either pay me or I'm going to go through insurance, I wanted to be nice so he doesn't get charged with a hit and run.
Answer is no. Unless you know a cop who has access to CPIC.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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i have tried every avenue to get info from the guys plates and no luck.

I have the tech guy in the plaza coming in tomorrow so he can send me the file of my car being hit along with a screen shot of the plate.

The damage is probably north of $1500, its a bmw and parts aren't cheap.

Looking at the video today, you can clearly see him notice he hit my car and then drives off...ah well, let the police deal with it and he will get a nice surprise when he get charged with a hit and run

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