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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sure they can. Police can cite you for any violation of the states motor vehicle code if you violate it. Shit, they could cite you even if you don't violate if it's against their interpretation. If they cite you and your out of state, what's easier? Pay the $105 or make travel and time-off arrangements to come back and fight it in court.


Nah, they can't enforce codes from another state. If your car is registered out of state, they cannot enforce their codes on a car that is even subject to their laws.

So if you're motorcycle is registered in a state without a helmet law, you can ride in PA without a helmet. Nope. It doesn't work that way. I wish I could find that thread on BMJA's forum from the guy in Michigan who got whacked for tires sticking out when he was in PA for Camp Jeep.

Police can cite you for any violations, whether your from this state or not. I'm surprise it doesn't happen more often since most people would just pay the fine to avoid having to return again.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
KnightFire wrote:
ehirner wrote:
Sure they can. Police can cite you for any violation of the states motor vehicle code if you violate it. Shit, they could cite you even if you don't violate if it's against their interpretation. If they cite you and your out of state, what's easier? Pay the $105 or make travel and time-off arrangements to come back and fight it in court.


Nah, they can't enforce codes from another state. If your car is registered out of state, they cannot enforce their codes on a car that is even subject to their laws.

So if you're motorcycle is registered in a state without a helmet law, you can ride in PA without a helmet. Nope. It doesn't work that way. I wish I could find that thread on BMJA's forum from the guy in Michigan who got whacked for tires sticking out when he was in PA for Camp Jeep.

Police can cite you for any violations, whether your from this state or not. I'm surprise it doesn't happen more often since most people would just pay the fine to avoid having to return again.


I thought we were talking about vehicular modification laws, not personnel safety laws? The two are completely different. At any rate...

I just know what I was told by various law enforcement authorities and personal experiences. Point of discussion, I was pulled over in VA (Jeep is tagged MD) a few months ago for having a radar detector (illegal to have in VA anywhere near a power outlet), the officer cited me for that violation, but also noted my license plate covers (not legal in VA, but legal in MD) and said, "I can't cite you for those because it's MD tagged, but check your local laws, their definitely illegal in VA." I can't count how many times I was told by officials my car exhaust was too loud by local statutes, however due to it being out of state tagged...I couldn't be cited for it.

Another point of discussion, I was subject to a MD state random emissions test while I was driving my car (just taking her out to stretch her legs), after miserably failing, they could not cite me due to the fact it was OH tagged and registered...I had to take the test, due to the way it was setup and once your in the line, there is no way to be waived around.

However, I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV Razz

While I do agree that if they REALLY want to find something, like a universal safety issue, they will...however, in my experience, unless your doing something stupid, they'll leave you alone.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i always heard ignorance of the law is no excuse
regardless of state...i disagree to this however but still.... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

most cops will let out of state tags get away with infractions. A simple call from a lawyer can get most violations for out of state infacrtions taken care of. Of course there are always ones that can't be taken care of by a phone call.
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