On a previous car, I got an "obstructed view" ticket for having a radar detector mounted on the windshield because in NJ they can't give you a ticket for having a radar detector. Cop wrote "radar detector" in parenthesis to make it obvious in case I fought in court which I didn't since it's not a moving violation and only state moneymaker ticket.
it was attached to the windshield with suction cups and positioned flush with the bottom of rearview mirror. So, to me, no obstruction, but to the cop, a reason to give me a ticket. One cop even told me straight out, you have a detector for a "reason"Was it in the middle of the windshield or what? Mine is all the way down by the vents so there is no obstruction of view at all.
Common sense fail on cops part. Should have taken a pic and went to court on that oneit was attached to the windshield with suction cups and positioned flush with the bottom of rearview mirror. So, to me, no obstruction, but to the cop, a reason to give me a ticket. One cop even told me straight out, you have a detector for a "reason"
Well for me it's the same reason I have scanners. It's just a hobby. I'm usually the one that people are tailgating because I'm not going fast enough for their liking. You know, because going 40 on a 35 road is not fast enough for the important places that everyone else is going.it was attached to the windshield with suction cups and positioned flush with the bottom of rearview mirror. So, to me, no obstruction, but to the cop, a reason to give me a ticket. One cop even told me straight out, you have a detector for a "reason"
If you've had similar experiences you might feel differently. when my apartment was broken into they got a nice camera, an amp, a sub, money, etc... and they stole my change sorter but left it right outside the door emptied out. I showed the cop and asked them about getting prints an I forget the response but it was basically a no. My wife somewhat recently was rear ended with our 2 yr old in the car and the guy took off from the offramp across all the whites back to the freeway. My wife gave them a vehicle description and they left an imprint in the bumper of the plate (which the cop either missed, or didn't care because...) which I called the cop that took the report and gave him the first 4 and what the 5th character could be based on the partial shape of it at least if it was a WA plate and you'd never guess the response I got. "well, keep an eye out you might see it around some day" BUT do something like let off the gas in the 25 zone because the person behind you is riding your ass and flashing their lights and BOOM, cop doesn't hesitate to ticket you for "improper lane travel"...I am sure plenty of "real criminalls" (drunks and folks with warrants) are located during these stops. I just accept that if I dont play by the rules of the game then I play at my own risk instead of blaming the officiating. Then again self accountability is a dying trait.
OR alsoSo what do they do if a person from out of state tries to pump their gas in New Failsey like they would in EVERY other state in the country?
I don't like it when they just drop the cap and let it hang/bounce off your car (yes I know its plastic...) or drip gas on the car or even behind the gas door I still try not to drip gas in there on my own car... they just usually don't really care I don't think. I know there is cheaper but I remember last time I flew from WA to NJ I noticed gas was a good deal cheaper.I've been to NJ. Having someone pump it can be nice, ie. if it's cold, but from what I remember, you often have to wait a few minutes for someone, as the one or two people are going around doing everyone else's gas. Also the price to pay them is put into the gas price.
You must mean D.C. ??? because we pump our own in WA. or you were on the wrong side of the border in OR thinking you were in WA.It is the same in WA. I went over there and when I pulled in to pump some gas my friend told me to stay in the car