LEO Question regarding vehicles in other states with Florida

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Post by Mighty Hd » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:14 pm

rob_s wrote:
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This thread is going to hell . So much for getting a straight answer.... We have the tint ninja's chiming in now when the stop was not even related to tint or my bumper height.
Perhaps if you would stop playing silly internet games and tell us what it is that you WERE stopped for we could get to the point of all this.
Wow you sure are the armchair internet commando today.

It has nothing to do with WHY I was stopped.

Refer to my post.

If a vehicle is registered in State A, state A says XX is legal, you drive to State B, and State B says XX is illegal. Can they ticket you since the vehicle is registered in State A where it is LEGAL.

It's not that hard to understand the question.

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Post by Mighty Hd » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:16 pm

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Mighty Hd wrote: So you modify your vehicle, whatever you drive, to abide by the laws of the states you travel through? I seriously doubt that.
No. But I'd certainly check the laws of states I was going to if I had modified my vehicle.

Do you just trot off across the countryside with your CCW simply because you have a permit in FL?
You must be a democrat......


Of course not, guns are an entire different subject and must be handled very carefully and differently.

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Post by rob_s » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:26 pm

Mighty Hd wrote: It's not that hard to understand the question.
Apparently it is. Since you evidently got the ticket, what does that tell you? Fight it, or don't, and report back how it goes.

BTW, the discussion has morphed to other and broader subjects. No matter how much you stamp your foot and shoot "I wanna talk about ME!" that tends to happen on the internet. Might as well get used to it.
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Post by rob_s » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:29 pm

Mighty Hd wrote: You must be a democrat......
What's with all the sad attempts at insults? Didn't get the answer you want and now you're going to have a tantrum?
Of course not, guns are an entire different subject and must be handled very carefully and differently.
OK, how about porn? If you're into some deviant truck-humping porn that's perfectly legal in Florida are you going to traipse off to Utah with it and cry "but it's legal in Florida!" when they cite you for having it?

What you seem incapable of grasping is that one state has NO obligation to simply roll over and allow you to get away with whatever you want simply because it's legal in your own state. You call ME a democrat yet you're the one pitching a fit because you can't get your way and do whatever you want.
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Post by Mighty Hd » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:30 pm

rob_s wrote:
Mighty Hd wrote: It's not that hard to understand the question.
Apparently it is. Since you evidently got the ticket, what does that tell you? Fight it, or don't, and report back how it goes.

BTW, the discussion has morphed to other and broader subjects. No matter how much you stamp your foot and shoot "I wanna talk about ME!" that tends to happen on the internet. Might as well get used to it.
Wow, you really are making this easy on me. lol

I'll be polite and supply this thread:
phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=157877#157877

What the hell does this have to do with ME, I asked a question regarding laws, registration of vehicles, and traveling to other states.

This could reference me, you, Moe, Sweep or whoever.....

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Post by rob_s » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:30 pm

Mighty Hd wrote:
If a vehicle is registered in State A, state A says XX is legal, you drive to State B, and State B says XX is illegal. Can they ticket you since the vehicle is registered in State A where it is LEGAL.
Evidently they can. You got the ticket, right?
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Post by Mighty Hd » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:16 pm

rob_s wrote:
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If a vehicle is registered in State A, state A says XX is legal, you drive to State B, and State B says XX is illegal. Can they ticket you since the vehicle is registered in State A where it is LEGAL.
Evidently they can. You got the ticket, right?
Again Rob...I did not get a ticket.

Read up about 3 posts...

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Post by codlinjr » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:52 pm

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Post by codlinjr » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:53 pm

mjmensale wrote:Are Florida LE vehicles, marked or unmarked, exempt from the tint requirements? Cause I sure see a lot of really dark windows on those cars.

Yes, FS 316.29545(2) makes unmarked police vehicles and canine vehicles exempt.
mjmensale wrote:As far as a cop not wanting to walk up on a vehicle he can't see into, why can't he just request the driver to lower the windows before approaching it?

Moe

Couple reasons right off hand (1) road noise - driver may not be able to hear him depending on the situation (2) driver may not "habla espanol"... God knows enough sure don't around here!! (3) window no workie - I've seen plenty of cars where the window is broken and doesn't roll down.

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Re: LEO Question regarding vehicles in other states with Flo

Post by codlinjr » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:08 pm

Mighty Hd wrote:
Can you get a ticket in Alabama for a violation of a tint law, bumper height, headlight or whatever even though it's legal in Florida??
I think your vague question has been answered here, about as well as can be expected.

Window tint = apparently no problem (although I'm still a bit confused about this)
Winshield tint = ticket
bumper height = ticket
headlight = ticket
whatever = not sure what "whatever" is... could be any number of things, most of which (probably99%) are going to be a ticket if its against that state's laws.

Seriously though, why don't you just come out and say what piece of your equipment you had in question? Is it that big of a deal... we are all adults here :smile

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Re: LEO Question regarding vehicles in other states with Flo

Post by Mighty Hd » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:03 pm

codlinjr wrote:
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Seriously though, why don't you just come out and say what piece of your equipment you had in question? Is it that big of a deal... we are all adults here :smile
Because the internet is a powerful tool. You never know if this officer is reading this board, or could do a simple search and happen to come across this thread.

Don't chit where you sleep :eek

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Re: LEO Question regarding vehicles in other states with Flo

Post by flcracker » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:08 pm

Mighty Hd wrote:
codlinjr wrote:
Mighty Hd wrote:
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Seriously though, why don't you just come out and say what piece of your equipment you had in question? Is it that big of a deal... we are all adults here :smile
Because the internet is a powerful tool. You never know if this officer is reading this board, or could do a simple search and happen to come across this thread.

Don't chit where you sleep :eek
Huh? :-k If you weren't ticketed, then what does it matter if the officer reads this thread?
and some rin up hill and down dale, knapping the chucky stanes to pieces wi' hammers, like sae mony road-makers run daft - they say it is to see how the warld was made!

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Post by Tbag » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:30 pm

HD it's really simple, a LEO of another state can pull you and write you for just about anything, including a radar detector if he see's it. This is why we pay lawyers to get us off of issue's like this. What's right in the free state of Florida will only get you in trouble else where. My brother has a lawyer in Alabama if you need one.

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Re: LEO Question regarding vehicles in other states with Flo

Post by codlinjr » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:39 pm

flcracker wrote:
Mighty Hd wrote:
codlinjr wrote:
Mighty Hd wrote:
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Seriously though, why don't you just come out and say what piece of your equipment you had in question? Is it that big of a deal... we are all adults here :smile
Because the internet is a powerful tool. You never know if this officer is reading this board, or could do a simple search and happen to come across this thread.

Don't chit where you sleep :eek
Huh? :-k If you weren't ticketed, then what does it matter if the officer reads this thread?
that's what I am wondering... :-k but oh well, no skin off my sac!!

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Post by Mighty Hd » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:57 pm

flcracker wrote:
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codlinjr wrote:
Mighty Hd wrote:
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Huh? :-k If you weren't ticketed, then what does it matter if the officer reads this thread?
I have family up there, he may remember my truck.

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Re: LEO Question regarding vehicles in other states with Flo

Post by Rentprop1 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:05 pm

codlinjr wrote:
Seriously though, why don't you just come out and say what piece of your equipment you had in question? Is it that big of a deal... we are all adults here :smile
I know what it was


TRUCK NUTS

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maybe there was only one ?? and the officer was offended ](*,)
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Post by flcracker » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:16 pm

Leave it to Rent to drive it straight into the gutter!!! =D>

Nice hat, HD! :=c
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Post by Mighty Hd » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:45 pm

REnt...lol!

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Post by Cracker » Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:37 pm

rob_s wrote:
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forcefed wrote:I do not like walking up on vehicles with heavy tint where I can't see in, but the driver can see me.
Then get a different job.

I don't like the fact that my job exposes me to risk either, but it's part of the job. Neither of us gets to change to world to suit our preferences.
Actually, he does. Since the law is on his side on this and dark tint is not legal.

Frankly I think that it's silly to go to another state and then think that something you do in Florida is going to be ignored in another state simply because it's legal in Florida.
I can't say what is and is not legal to take from one state to another, but I'm sure you're wrong at least in part. For example, Florida no longer requires an inspection and inspection sticker or a front license tag, things that many states do still require. Few states have polution standards equal to those in California, but I can still drive my Florida car to California. I can't imagine getting a ticket for any of these issue in any state I happen to dive to.

I suspect the answer to what is legal and is not rests with the federal DOT, particularly on interstates and relative to interstate commerce.

I find discussion of window tinting to be quite amusing. One of my friends, when he first joined the force, decided he was going to write some tickets that day. He checked out the meter for testing window tint. Just to be sure he knew how to do it right, he tested it on his police cruiser. It failed. After confirming that, in fact, his own official car, was not in compliance with Florida's law on window tinting, he returned the test unit and wrote speeding tickets instead.

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Post by Cracker » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:04 pm

rob_s wrote:
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forcefed wrote:I do not like walking up on vehicles with heavy tint where I can't see in, but the driver can see me.
Then get a different job.

I don't like the fact that my job exposes me to risk either, but it's part of the job. Neither of us gets to change to world to suit our preferences.
Actually, he does. Since the law is on his side on this and dark tint is not legal.

Frankly I think that it's silly to go to another state and then think that something you do in Florida is going to be ignored in another state simply because it's legal in Florida.
OK, this one made me wonder enough to check. I found an answer on "Findlaw.com." It's only as good as the source and I don't know, one way or another, how good that source is. What is says, specifically relative to window tinting, is that your car should be registered where you live and has to comply with the laws of the state it is registered in. When visiting or passing through some other state, as long as you don't live or work there, does not require you to meet the standards of that state. Standards of the state in which your vehicle is registered govern.

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