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Old 01-28-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Exactly what year, make, and model of car do you drive that does not illuminate the speedometer as soon as the car is started?

A lot of vehicles don't illuminate the instrument cluster on start up, including my 2015 Jeep Wrangler. But both my Korean vehicles are always lit up.
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Old 01-28-2016, 02:09 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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One evening my roommate and I were coming home from the store. Someone pulled up alongside us and I caught them gesturing wildly out of the corner of my eye. At first I thought they were just crazy, but being crazy myself, I rolled down the window and the lady screamed "your lights aren't on!" My roommate checked and sure enough, he didn't have his lights on. Thankfully we hadn't gone far and it was a well-lit area. I just thought it was hilarious that the woman made such an effort to let him know.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:14 PM
 
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I see this happen all the time. In the area I live in, some streets are well lit so many people often don't realize their headlights are off. If a cop didn't stop you on the spot, nothing will happen. If someone were to report you, the cops probably would act like they're doing something about it and then laugh in the face of whoever reported it.
Also, there must be obvious evidence that you were the one driving the car in order for you to get in "trouble". For all the cops know, someone could've been borrowing your car or something like that.

Don't worry about it
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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You were probably waiting for someone to flash their high-beams so you could follow and then kill them as part of your gang initiation. Happens all the time.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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But, you honk or flash your brights; you don't call the fuzz, no?
Of course not. But I have called 911 when following an obviously drunk driver. I followed one for about half an hour one time, while on the phone with dispatch, and a cop never showed up. The guy was running off the road and taking up two lanes, so there was no question he was bombed.

But for no headlights, never.

Don
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:08 PM
 
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If someone noticed your lights weren't on and spent the time and effort to not your rego without spending half a second flashing you, then they are a rare arsehole of the highest order.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Well until you admitted it in a public forum, it would have been impossible to be found guilty. Just think it through, how would they prove it? You realize that a citizens word is not the end of the story in court? This is just silly, or you are very young. However, now that you have publicly admitted guilt in a public forum that has long since been indexed, your confession is forever out there. Of course nothing will come of it, but you need to think before you write. Had this been a more serious issue, you just handed the DA a victory.
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Old 01-30-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Had this been a more serious issue, you just handed the DA a victory.
Hyperbolic much? Where did this individual state the details of their legal identity? Maybe the DA will just end up with the IP address of some coffee shop with free WiFi or some poor sap with no protection on their network. OP is no doubt not all there, but you are full of it.. once again.
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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An attorney is not going to waste his time with a petty offense.
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Hyperbolic much? Where did this individual state the details of their legal identity? Maybe the DA will just end up with the IP address of some coffee shop with free WiFi or some poor sap with no protection on their network. OP is no doubt not all there, but you are full of it.. once again.
Ahhh I have a fan!

While being in such a hurry to attack me, you completely missed the point. The ignorance of your post speaks volumes about your overall credibility. It doesn't even warrant an explanation as you would surely be in such a hurry to rebuke me that you would again miss the point.
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