Is it legal for local police to pull you over for.......?

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  1. Rotn1

    Rotn1

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    The nice officer explained he pulled me over on suspicion of DUI.
    I ask why, is there a fat chick in the backseat?
    He laughed and said no, it was because I was hugging the center line. He then told to GTF out of there.
     
  2. fishhunter3

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    around here the HP will drive around with high beams on and if you flash them you just gave them an excuse to pull you over and check you for other violations,
     
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    How hard is it to pull over when a cop lights you up? This miscreant was fleeing for a different reason. He knew he'd be taken into custody, once stopped and checked.

    Frankly, every time I see a driver flee a cop, I wish that felon would be struck with a small missile from a drone.
     
  4. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    I flash mine on and off in case the aliens are trying to locate me.
     
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    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    Oldschooltube Flux Capacitor Technician

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    If she was driving with her high beams on I would definitely initiate a “stop and talk”

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  8. MurrayNevada

    MurrayNevada USMC (MOS 0369) (RVN 69-70)

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    Driving with the dome light on at night used to be a pretty sure sign of DUI.
     
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    arkdweller22 Cuhootnified Roamer

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    In Florida those are indicators you're too close to The Villages.
    :fred:
     
  10. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    This. Or no lights on. I was taught both were signs of DUI
     
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  11. uzimon

    uzimon Daca is caca

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    They make it up as they go along.
    In high school a cop told me its illegal to use home speskers in a car.
    True story
     
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  12. powernoodle

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    No, the failure to stop resulted in a chase. Local laws vary, but I think in most jurisdictions you commit a traffic violation by blasting oncoming drivers with your high beams.

    Why do so many people insist on blaming the cops when some dumbaxe dinkhead breaks the law and causes and accident?

    Don't answer that.
     
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  13. Tomcat1977

    Tomcat1977 Unapologetic Deplorable.

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    “Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with a horn in good working order and capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than 200 feet, but no horn or other warning device shall emit an unreasonable loud or harsh sound or a whistle. The driver of a motor vehicle shall when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation give audible warning with his horn but shall not otherwise use such horn when upon a highway.”

    I wouldn't think "passing" could be called "reasonably necessary" but I know one thing honking at a cop car just because the squad isn't going fast enough for you while in front of you, especially leaning on it, will probably get you tagged. Besides every municipality/county also has its vehicle codes for minor tickets and somewhere is a "unlawful use of horn" Law.
     
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    “Stop and frisk” used to be legal in NY state. Good for this application.
     
  15. Lawdog3

    Lawdog3 “Fast is fine but accuracy is final” Wyatt Earp

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    She's got those hi beams on. I would let her go. She gets a pass from me lol.
     
  16. amd65

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    The horn is a necessary and appropriate driving aid in the age of distracted, techtoy drivers. Highly recommended.
    Today, I had a Cleveland rush hour driver come to a complete stop in front of me, on the highway, because they wanted to change lanes...Yes, I used my horn.
     
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    She was correct actually. The code probably was more appropriate when there was a lot less traffic but a vehicle being overtaken is supposed to give way and not increase his speed "on audible or light signal." The action of passing is a shared responsibility. This is not unique to Virginia.
     
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    In my neck of the woods it's hard to drive from the gas station back to the station without tripping over violations. I don't really need to trick people into committing them to make stops. Maybe don't flash your lights at people then?
     
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    Quijibo King Doofus.

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    I got stopped once when I was 16. I was driving a friend's sister home who was too drunk to drive. When she got out to swap places, she must have stepped in the switch (yes, for those of you too young to remember, hi beams used to be a switch on the floor) and I didn't notice. When the cop pulled me over, he told me "I stopped you because your high beams were on" and I said "yes, it's dark" (I misunderstood what he was trying to tell me). Then he said "does your hi beam switch work?" and I said "Umm, you just said they were on". Then he said "Get the f___ out of the car".
    I was late getting home that night.
     
  20. mj9mm

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    probably because you just stuck them up against the rear window. first time you hit the brakes they fly into the back of your head...
     
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