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Old 05-21-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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Today my son got stopped and got a ticket for not having a license plate lamp in broad DAYLIGHT! Give me a friggin break already. I'm so done compensating for NYS/suffolk county's financial irresponsibility through BS tickets! How much lower can you get? Oh wait, we now have the red light cameras. Ok so it can record an accident etc. but I'm sure it's primary purpose to the ones who implemented it is to generate REVENUE.
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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Obey the law and you won't have to whine about another ticket. It really is simple
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:09 PM
 
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That is kind of pushing it but are you sure the cop was not giving him a break for a more serious violation?

I once got stoped for doing about 75 in a 60 on rt78 in NJ. The cop told me after he ran my license and reg that he was ticketing me for an unsigned registration "OK" Yes its ok, both I and he knew that you do not sign a NY reg till you sell the vehicle, he just wanted to see if I was willing to take the break he was offering or was I going to get all pissy with him.

I paid the $30 ticket by mail, no license points as it's a vehicle violation, thanks officer.

Sometimes it just pays to be nice and play their game.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:18 PM
 
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So the message here is... don't go through red lights, and make sure all the equipment on your vehicle is up to par. What's so hard about that? I do not believe a license plate light is a primary offense. There must have been some other reason your son got stopped, and happened to get off with JUST a simple equipment violation. So write a letter to the precinct, thank the cop for not putting points on the kid's license, and causing your insurance premium to skyrocket.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:31 PM
 
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really? Did you even KNOW that license plate lamps are the law in the daytime?
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:36 PM
 
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Obey the law and you won't have to whine about another ticket. It really is simple
I do obey the law. If you read the post my son was ticketed and if you don't appreciate the venue I use to convey my frustration for a bs ticket feel free to read another blog. Either way I can't believe that I am the only one who feels that they are exploiting a way to generate revenue but that's fine. I'm used to riding alone on the bandwagon.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: N.Y.
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really? Did you even KNOW that license plate lamps are the law in the daytime?
To me, this says unless its a motorcycle between sunrise and sunset, yeah you can't operate it without functional lamps in any time of day or night.

376. Lamps, signaling devices and reflectors on vehicles. 1. (a) It
shall be unlawful to operate, drive or park a vehicle, except a
motorcycle operated during the period from one-half hour before sunrise
to one-half hour after sunset, on any public highway or street in this
state at any time during the day or night unless such vehicle is
equipped with signaling devices and reflectors of a type approved by the
commissioner which are in good working condition; or to operate, drive
or park a vehicle, except a motorcycle, on any public highway or street
in this state, during the period from one-half hour after sunset to
one-half hour before sunrise, unless such vehicle is equipped with lamps
of a type approved by the commissioner which are lighted and in good
working condition;
or to operate, drive or park self-propelled
agricultural equipment on any public highway or street in this state,
during the period from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour
before sunrise and during such other times as visibility for a distance
of one thousand feet ahead of or behind such agricultural equipment is
not clear, unless such agricultural equipment is equipped with lamps of
a type approved by the commissioner which are lighted and in good
working condition.

. All existing provisions of this chapter governing the use of
headlamps, front parking lamps and license plate lamps
and other lamps,
reflectors, lights and directional signals on vehicles shall continue to
apply, except to the extent irreconcilably inconsistent with the
provisions of this section or regulations promulgated thereunder.

Last edited by Fragzem; 05-21-2011 at 10:52 PM..
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:50 PM
 
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Where does it say this? I can find information on quantum physics easier than traffic law. I searched DMV and google and NOTHING on it.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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by the way, this is not a blog. Call it what you want, doesn't change intent.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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Where did you find that? In your police handbook? I'm a good researcher and I couldn't find any information on that.
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