Speaking of car horns... and lawsuits...and jail time

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by clifffreeling, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. http://www.reallyloudairhorns.com/
    Now, I can just see where this could lead....
    clifffreeling, Dec 21, 2004
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    kaydigi Guest

    kaydigi, Dec 21, 2004
  3. I can't speak for where you live, but where I live, the cops are just
    itching to write tickets and so forth, it gives them revenue and
    brownie points with the boss.

    I've even seen cars pulled over for running blue lights instead of
    normal headlights ( certainly not HID, because those cost a dang
    fortune, and are primarily for off-road use ).

    Itching to yank you over and write you up for just about anything you
    can think of.

    That's probably why it is so QUIET around here. Peaceful. Tranquil.

    I don't believe the PD is a bunch of meanies out to ruin anybody's
    day, but they -have- improved the quality of life around here by
    keeping non roadworthy vehicles off the streets, along with the
    drivers that are behind the wheel of them.

    Regulations vary from state to state, county to county, so do check
    with your own PD before making any assumptions about anything. They
    are more than happy to let you know what is OK and what isn't.

    Lawrence Glickman, Dec 21, 2004
  4. Good!

    That's a legitimate safety issue, and I'm glad to hear it. I've grown
    quite tired of being blinded by a Prelude with "fog lights" that are
    bright blue and aimed right at my face so I can't see anything around
    Garner Miller, Dec 21, 2004
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    K`Tetch Guest

    Thing that gets me, though, is that all these cars have front fog
    lights, but (in the US anyway) no REAR ones. At least those don't tend
    to be left on, or used all the damned time. Where people get the idea
    that they need front fog lights on any time it gets dark is a mystery
    though, under 100M/yards visability put them on, yes, but not before.
    K`Tetch, Dec 21, 2004
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    Dan Guest

    Damn, and I thought my christmas list was finished
    Dan, Dec 22, 2004
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    Dan Guest

    I didn't know you lived in new jersey!

    I got a ticket a couple years ago....had a daytime running light
    burned out on a bright sunny day. Local cop did a 180 in the middle
    of the road, pulled me over and wrote a ticket for "improperly
    maintained vehicle". The judge tried to fine $120 but I read off the
    state statute limitation of $40 and he was forced to agree.

    Still, it's nice not seeing any 'improper' vehicles on the road. I go
    over to Pennsylvania and I see stuff on the road straight out of Mad

    Dan, Dec 22, 2004
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    Steve Guest

    Some cars sold in the US have rear fogs, and they DO get left on all the
    Steve, Dec 22, 2004
  9. the new *scam* in this town is towing your vehicle, and if you don't
    claim it in 14 days, the city *owns* it and auctions it off for
    pennies on the dollar. nice, hu?

    The towing fee is $180, the daily storage fee is $75. If you're poor
    like me, you can't come up with that kind of cash on a moment's
    notice, and you LOSE you vehicle. All perfectly legal according to
    Mayor Buttface.

    BTW, I am disheartened that you had to recite to your judge The Law as
    it pertained to your case, chapter and verse regarding the limitation
    of punitive damages for the *crime* you committed. I'm thinking he
    would have put you down for $40 even though he fined you $120, and
    would have pocketed the difference.

    The real crooks are the buggers wearing the robes.

    Lawrence Glickman, Dec 22, 2004
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