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Old 06-12-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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I agree with CHTransplant.

They cannot do these without a good reason. We pay them to serve and protect, and considering they do this for around $30k (new officer), I'd say you should be thanking them for working to keep us safe - whether this from an unsafe vehicle on the road, or a criminal. Complaining about them holding you up seems a bit shortsighted.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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Summmer time. Gotta check licenses and plates to find those transplants that refuse to become citizens of NC.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Morrisville
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Revenue enhancement.
How exactly is it revenue enhancement??

Driving without a license or with a license suspended or revoked (last time I checked) is ILLEGAL in the state of North Carolina....

Sounds like they were doing their job.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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They can't tell just by looking at a license if it's suspended or revoked, and all they did yesterday was look. They did not ask for registration or insurance either.

I'm not sure how they can "catch transplants" either....if you're driving thru with out of state license and tags....they can get you for what, exactly?
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: NC
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its just a license checkpoint folks. nothing more nothing less. they do it ALL the time ALL over the state.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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They cannot do these without a good reason. We pay them to serve and protect, and considering they do this for around $30k (new officer), I'd say you should be thanking them for working to keep us safe - whether this from an unsafe vehicle on the road, or a criminal. Complaining about them holding you up seems a bit shortsighted.
The police can do whatever they want - just ask Stephanie Young of the Highway Patrol. I think these checkpoints are in violation of the Fourth Amendment and think the Supreme Court ruling on this was wrong as well.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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I'm not sure how they can "catch transplants" either....if you're driving thru with out of state license and tags....they can get you for what, exactly?
According to NC law, i think you have 30 days from the date you establish residency to register your vehicle and get a NC drivers license. I have a couple of people in my neighborhood that moved a year ago and still have their old state tags on and I've seen it many times.

Now I doubt that's why they do these checkpoints though.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Morrisville
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The police can do whatever they want - just ask Stephanie Young of the Highway Patrol. I think these checkpoints are in violation of the Fourth Amendment and think the Supreme Court ruling on this was wrong as well.
How exactly is asking to see your drivers license illegal search and seizure?

Do you think the same thing when you pay with a credit card and the person at the register asks to see your drivers license?
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:49 PM
 
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You do have 30 days, however, if your license, registration and insurance from your former state is all current how are they to know you didn't just move here two weeks ago? I was one of those people that took well over a year to get all that stuff taken care of and during that time I was totally legal....in another state (I still owned a home there so my insurance company had no problem issuing me cards with both addresses). So if I had been pulled over I would have just said that I had only just arrived in NC.

I'm not saying it's the right, I'm just saying it's easy to get away with.
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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According to NC law, i think you have 30 days from the date you establish residency to register your vehicle and get a NC drivers license. I have a couple of people in my neighborhood that moved a year ago and still have their old state tags on and I've seen it many times.

Now I doubt that's why they do these checkpoints though.
I know. My question is - you stop at a checkpoint, you are asked to produce your license. You produce your out of state license. Sooooo....then what? License and tags match. Does the cop really have any way of knowing whether you just moved here, moved 10 years ago, are visiting or passing thru having wandered way too far off of I95? No he doesn't. Nor does he probably care.

Took me and DH more than 30 days to get our licenses and registrations switched over. I did not a fear a traffic stop during that time period.
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