Thanks to the LEO that just gave me a warning this AM

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  1. Green Dragoon

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    So, I'm on my way to work. Gendarme in my rear view mirror. Older gentleman comes to my window.

    I lower my window. He won't look me in the eyes. He's gazing at my roof and says "that's against the law you know". I said "what.....a ski rack?". I really knew what he was looking at.

    he said "nope, the foot of snow on your roof". He said it had been a law for two years that we have to remove it. What could I say? I told him that I knew and I was just being irresponsible.

    He said "well, since you're owning it, I'll give you a warning". Next time would be $130!! Yikes.

    So, thank you officer W. Flynn of the Connecticut State Police for not giving me the fine. I did as promised and pulled into the next lot to clear it off.
     
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  2. HalcyonDays

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    How the hell do you guys live with a foot of snow on the roof of your car? I'm *****ing because the temp today is below 70 degrees.
     
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  3. KBKEITH

    KBKEITH Problem Solver Platinum Member

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    Good attitude on your part paid off.
     
  4. droidfire

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    i always call 911 and give plates, make and model, color plus road and direction as well as speed roughly of any vehicle in motion as you describe yours.

    ive had my windshield busted once from a truck with ice on top of it and it put me in a ditch.
     
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    [QUOTE="droidfire, post: 24044343, member: 196470"]i always call 911 and give plates, make and model, color plus road and direction as well as speed roughly of any vehicle in motion as you describe yours.

    ive had my windshield busted once from a truck with ice on top of it and it put me in a ditch.[/QUOTE]

    I feel much safer knowing your on duty........:rolleyes:
     
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  6. HalcyonDays

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    Crap, I thought snow was fluffy and fun. Busted windshield and in a ditch, I will stop complaining when the temps cross 100 in a few months.
     
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  8. BobbyS

    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

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    since I live in NM I suppose I better go out and knock the foot of sand off the roof of my truck
     
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  9. JMS

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    I saw it happen a dozen times the other day after the snow melted and froze to the roofs of cars, trucks and 18 wheelers. Huge sheets of ice flying off and crashing behind. Thankfully nobody was right behind. Did see it happen a few years back where a piece did land. Windshield, hood and roof of car was destroyed. Can't imagine it wasn't totaled.
     
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  11. Green Dragoon

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    I think so KB. When he first approached he seemed "all business". He warmed up after a bit.
     
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  12. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Glad you didn't consent to a search
     
  13. Green Dragoon

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    I drive a silver, Land Rover, CT Plate 988*AOM










    i don't really.
     
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  14. Green Dragoon

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    those pictures are pretty sobering. I won't do it again. Whenever I get a warning from an LEO, I look at it as they are giving me a break. The least I can do is remedy my actions going forward.
     
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    WTF! A foot of snow on the roof of a car is $130 fine. Another dumb ass law. Did he measure it?
     
  16. JMS

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    I try to get as much off my roof as possible when the snow is falling. As soon as it starts the melting and refreezing it gets difficult. On my SUV I have to usually step on the rear tire to get to the roof. It's even worse when you have a roof rack and cross bars because it doesn't just slide off. When I get on the highway away from traffic I will accelerate to higher speeds to get it to fly off if I can't do it by hand.
     
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    You did good.

    I have thanked every officer That stopped me. Yes my taxes pay him, and I like to know he is doing a good job. I don't expect any favors for being reminded of something I am supposed to know.

    However, of the times I have been stopped I received a ticket only once. Many let you talk yourself into a ticket. I just respond honestly.
     
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    Next time, accelerate and brake hard to shake off the snow on the roof.
     
  19. Green Dragoon

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    my ski rack kept the snow locked in there pretty well.
     
  20. BobbyS

    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

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    next time tell him you are a sovereign citizen