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Old 02-24-2008, 10:04 PM
 
Location: ID
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Same here. If you are known and in an area with little or no LEO, it's only an issue when you are out and about and stopped for some infraction. It won't go well if your car matches the description of a bank robber's get-away car because then the police will all be hyped up and ready to get you on any little infraction to hold you until they can find the gun or the loot. But how often is that likely to happen?

Did I just say that out loud?
No worries! I stashed the loot in the old tree trunk!
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: ID
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Does this law affect a person who is the military? When I was in the Marines in California I had Colorado plates on my car and a California driver's license and never got stopped. I guess the best thing is if you do have an out of state license don't speed or break any laws and you won't be stopped. By the way, if you have veteran's plates on your car, the police won't pull you over in any state.
Active military can choose your official state of residence. Just gotta keep your tags and DL up to date. My wife had Calif. plates for a couple years after relocating to the south. Got pulled over a few times by the local boyz, mostly I think looking for a date with a kewl California girl.
Too bad, kid! Get a surfboard!
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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And then again, years ago, there was the car that legally belonged to my mom who resided in Ohio who kept the vehicle registered with Ohio tags, her insurance in her name. She told her insurance agent that the car was garaged in FL. I had it in FL when I first moved there and I was listed on the insurance as a second driver. I drove that car in FL for 18 years with Ohio tags. Was only stopped once in all that time, and I lived next door to a city LEO. He asked me about it once and I told him the scoop. He said "Oh." The time I was stopped, no ticket, no warning.

Why? My mom didn't like change. She knew that car and was comfortable with it. She knew as long as I had it, she could fly down to visit with me and be able to get in the car and drive anywhere without having to learn where all the buttons and knobs were and what each did. She couldn't stand that no two cars were ever alike. You wanna talk eccentric? I, on the other hand, can't wait to get Maine tags on my car.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Active military can choose your official state of residence. Just gotta keep your tags and DL up to date. My wife had Calif. plates for a couple years after relocating to the south. Got pulled over a few times by the local boyz, mostly I think looking for a date with a kewl California girl. Too bad, kid! Get a surfboard!
The military's phrase is "Home of record", not state of residency.

Whenever I bought a vehicle on active-duty, I just got that local state's tags on it, and got a local DL. So that I had a DL that matched my vehicle tags.

Whenever I transfered with a vehicle, I did not change anything, until time to get a new vehicle.
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