If the blue lights are illegal, there sure a lot of people who are NOT
being pulled over for having them.
I mentioned in another reply, about someone having green headlights. He
was driving around town last summer with them. They looked like the
headlighs on that old "Green Hornet" tv series. That same night, the
cops did pull him over. I'm not sure if it was because of the lights,
but I bet it was. That was the last time I saw those green lights too.
So either he was made to change them, or else he was not from town.
Another oddball thing are these kids who have lights under their cars
that make the road glow. (Usually purple). I never understood why anyone
would spend money on something like that. They are not annoying though,
but they sure make no sense. I doubt any of them survive winter, or
maybe they remove them before the snow comes??? I always wondered if
those were legal?
On 2/5/2016 5:06 AM, email@example.com wrote:
To be more specific-----
Some of the aftermarket headlights are a bluish cast. You can still
tell they are headlights though, just with a tint from the color
spectrum of the bulb.
True blue lights are for emergency vehicles such as firemen. Green
lights are for medical personnel. That may vary in other states. Cops
are quick to pull you over for things like that.
They make the same sense as the goofy hats, T-shirts hair styles kids
wear. In our day we used to "nose and deck" a car by removing the
chrome and filling the holes, put Buick taillight lenses on a Chevy and
have baby moon hubcaps.
I never did any of that stuff....
About all I did was install a high end radio/tape player and a power amp
with big speakers. And in the 70's I had to have a CB radio with an
I did get my hands on a rotating red light and I put a magnet on the
bottom, so I could stick it on my roof, plug it in the cig lighter and
get cars to pull over, because they thought I was a cop. Back then it
seemed pretty funny !!! :)
One time I pulled a car over at bar closing time, in the park. I parked
behind them. Then I walked up to their car, and they were hiding their
beer. I did not look like a cop, but I told them I was under cover, and
they better give me the beer, or they are going to jail. They gave me
the beer! That was damn funny. But I didn't want to be an asshole, so I
told them this was just a joke and I gave them their beer back. They
laughed and we all walked into the park and shared the beer. I ended up
becoming friends with them.... Crazy shit we do when young!
I'm surprised I never got in trouble for doing that....
But things were a lot different back then.
The kids today dress like retards!!! :)
What drives me crazy are those tongue piercings. I could not even
fanthom doing that! OUCH!!!
On Fri, 05 Feb 2016 04:06:28 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Lots not pulled over for driving withou their lights on too. Or
driving with one headlight missing, or one tail light, or one signal
light -- Or not using their signals, or not stopping at stop signs, or
driving over the limit.
Just because they are not stopped doesn't mean all that is legal, does
Not legal for sure. And the box says in fairly bold print "for
exibition use only"
email@example.com wrote: "Lots not pulled over for driving withou their lights on too."
That has got to be one of my biggest driving pet
peeves! That and lack of turn blinker usage.
Lately I'd guess that 1 out of 10 drivers, going
my way or opposite, is literally invisible after
dark, completely oblivious to the fact that their
headlights/tail lights are off!
If one does not know how to turn one's vehicle's
light on, then as far as I'm concerned they should
not even be driving. Lights on at night or during
inclement weather is one of the utmost basics
On Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:27:34 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
When you live in or near a small rural town (like I do), the cops pull
people over for every damn thing, because they have nothing better to
do. I got pulled over for not using my signal lights when pulling out of
a gas station. I said to the cop "are you serious, I never heard of that
being required." He just said it's a good idea to do.... I agreed, even
though I was thinking "what an asshole". Then I got pulled over for
having my brights on in town. Yea, I normally turn them off, but no one
is perfect and I come into town from the country so they are usually on
when I get there. I thought that was another stupid reason to be pulled
I also got pulled over for a GOOD reason. My brake lights stopped
working. (Blown fuse). That I appreciated knowing, and I thanked the
cop. He didn't ticket me, he just told me to fix it, which I did the
On Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:38:20 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
I grew up in a small town in the sixties/early seventies and I worked
at a service station in town. On Good Friday I was trhere working on
my '35 Chevy when one of the town cops dropped by with his OHC
Firebird and wanted to buy gas. I told him the pumps were closed and
locked and I didn't have the key. He got "pissy" about it and left in
a huff. (squealing the tires and spitting gravel stones everywhere)
From that day on I had nothing but trouble from the prick. My little
Valiant had a healthy note to the exhaust - even through the 100%
stock brand new exhaust I had installed, and he took exception to it.
He pulled me over and said I better get a new muffler. I told him it
was a brand new system from front to back, and offered to take it to
the shop and put it up in the air so he could see - and if he found
anything that was not right he could charge me - otherwise he could
This was after he pulled me over and told me to get my license light
replaced before he saw me again. I went straight to the shop and
without even checking the bulb put on a complete brand new license
light assembly and checked to make sure IT was working. On my way home
from work that night he pulled me over and said "I thought I told you
to get your licence plate light fixed." I told him "I just replaced it
- isn't it working?" and pushed the door open to get out and checking.
He rubbed his shin and jumped in the cruiser and took off - it was
working. Just before that I was dropping a friend off in front of his
house which was just past an intersection on the main street. When I
was about 10 feet from the intersection I put on my right signat to
pull over, and this big green Pontiac pulled right out in front of me.
I locked up the brakes ans stopped inches from the cruiser door. He
hollered "arren't you going to turn?" and I told him I'd turn when he
got the cruiser out of my way.
A few of the other cops were "friends" who I could talk with - one in
particular - and as I was getting ready to leave town with my friend (
the one I was dropping off in the previous case) one night I saw the
cruiser and figured I'd see if he was on duty, so I followed the
cruiser for about 3 blocks until I saw it was the "prick" on duty. He
hadn't stopped for 2 stop signs and had not used his signal to turn -
but when I saw who it was I just turned at the light and left town as
I had planned. When I came back into town about 2 1/2 hours later, the
cruiser was parked at the side of the road at the entrance to town,
and when I passed he pulled right out behind me and followed me with
his brights on for a few blocks, then put on the "cherries" and pulled
I rolled the window down about 1/4 way and he yelled at me something
about "why was I following him?" and a bunch of other crap - He was
like a mad dog ready to crawl through the window. I told him I thought
Gordie was on duty and wanted to talk to him. He stalked back to the
cruiser and let me go.
I had had enough so at noon the next day I went into the police
station and said I wanted to lodge a complaint against the officer who
was on duty last night for harrassment - and said even IF I was
speeding or broke the law in any way, if it was HIM who charged me I'd
fight it and beat him if it broke me paying for the best lawyer I
could get. I also said I preferred if the report on the blotter did
not say who lodged the complaint - he'd know who it was anyway.
From that day on if he was walking the beat and we met - even on the
other side of the street he'd wave - and I NEVER had a problem with
him again.. If he was in the cruiser he'd tip his hat if he saw me.
I guess he never knew EXACTLY what I had told the sargeant, and
wasn't taking any chances finding out.
On Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:41:40 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
We have a cop like that here, and that asshole is the one that pulled me
over for the stupid reasons. Everyone complains about him. I'm surprised
he has not yet lost his job. Another cop who eveyone likes, is the one
who pulled me over about my non-working brake lights, and he was decent
about it, just told me to fix it. I like that guy!
On Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:16:59 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
We had another one ninknamed "supercop" on the Regional force a few
years back who held the record for the number of citations in a month
- and surprizingly EVERY one of them was "clean". He just had the eyes
of an eagle and the memory of an elephant. He would catch more
"driving under suspension" offenders, and "DUI"s than any 3 other
cops, and very seldom pulled someone over on suspicion without being
able to lay a solid choice.
He'd remember every DUI he had layed in the last year, and exactly
what the guy looked like, what he drove, where he lived, and where he
liked to drink, so if he saw a slightly balding guy with black glasses
driving a beige Citation with a blue sticker on the corner of the
windsheild between the Lancaster Hotel and the east end of Kitchener
he knew it was "steady eddie" who had pulled over and charged 11
months ago for DUI and he was driving again a month early. On come the
lights, over he goes, and back to court. Another DWD, anothe DUI, and
an uninsured motorist at the same time - and possibly another open
bottle, or posession of weed, or whatever on top of it.
Aroung here all the "small towns" are policed either by the
"regional" or "provincial" police departments
Not many small town departments any more.
Region of Waterloo police covers the entire region - Kitchener,
Waterloo, Elmira, New Hamburg, St Jacobs, Conestogo, Baden and all
the little burgs in between. In other counties or regions the Ontario
Provincial Police cover the smaller towns
firstname.lastname@example.org posted for all of us...
Good reasons for stops. Things that drunks do. You should be glad they are
on the job. Maybe later on they'll be pulling a dead body out of car as a
result of a DUI. They are not assholes, they are good people doing the job
the best they can for little money and especially no respect from you.
I once got pulled over for having by brights on. The cop told me that
drunks often don't lower them. I was on my way in 30 seconds. He was
just keeping the road safe. I try to avoid driving the hour after the
bars close too.
email@example.com posted for all of us...
It just gives LEO's probable cause to stop them. Then they complain the PD
is picking on them. In PA they issue a FEC (Faulty Equipment Card) and 10
days or so to get it fixed and signed off by an inspection mechanic or if
they repair it themselves they can have an LEO sign off but it does get sent
in to PennDot.
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