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Old 11-01-2020, 08:21 AM   #15
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Clearly you were profiled. My guess is the plates were run before you were pulled over and with plates being scanned all across the country your trip was the flag. Bikes blocking plates was BS but used to pull you over. L8ke being pulled over because your tire rode on white shoulder line. Pulling you out of car was so he could get a closer look at you and your manners. Total BS. Safe travels

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Blocking of plates is against the law. No question. You can complain all you want. You are supposed to obtain a second plate, or move your original plate if allowed, to outside of the obstruction.

Tools is one reason. Computer scanning of plates by various LEO is another. Computers are flagging cars to pull be pulled over. And the LEO has to justify not following the computer.
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Old 11-01-2020, 09:10 AM   #17
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Computer scanning of plates by various LEO is another. Computers are flagging cars to pull be pulled over. And the LEO has to justify not following the computer.

Yikes, the machines ARE taking over.

Watching Terminator the line seems to fit.
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For my swivel trailer, I moved the fifth wheel licenses plate to the back of the trailer. Don't forget to add a licenses plate light.
I agree that a blocked licenses plate is breaking the law!
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Got lost in residential area of Bend, Oregon while looking for gas. I flat ran a stop sign at an intersection, more interested in if I could make the corner, and dodge overhead trees, and just didnít see the sign until I was half way thru the corner. Was pulled over by city policeman within a couple of blocks. Told him my story and expected the worse. He checked my license, registrations, and insurance on both motorhome and toad. Very polite officer, believed and understood reason for not seeing stop sign. Did not write me a ticket, directed me to a nice gas station a few blocks away and wished me a good day.
Left me with good feelings about Bend, Oregon and their PD.
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Hmm!

My Hydralift totally blocks my plate. No issues so far, but if I ran into Barney Fife like you did, my only option would be to tape the plate higher on the rear cap, then it wouldn't be lit, which is another problem!
Hopefully that day won't come !
This might be more an issue in states with plate readers for tolls. I think that's when Washington started enforcing tinted plate cover rules (something I was pulled over for in a car).
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I got stopped in CA for speeding. Had bought the rig three weeks earlier. Couldn't find my insurance paperwork right away, but did before he finished writing the $460 ticket for 12 over.
Never asked about weapons and the license plates were valid and I had changed the registration via phone.
All he was interested in was writing the ticket for as much as he could.
My son is a Sacramento PD officer. He tells me that his CHP buddies write 98 tickets out of 100 stops! The odds were against you!
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With Toll By Plate becoming the norm, hidding plates is becoming a problem.

Any tolls in Nebraska.
NO tolls on I-80 in Nebraska. Nearest are probably Chicago to the east and Denver to the west.
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So you do 70 in a 75 with a radar detector?
Yep, I have the detector many for back roads where you're doing 55 and suddenly a town comes up and it drops to 30 without much warning until you see the local PD with a speed trap.

Waldo, FL along Rt. 301 was notorious for it's speed trap and I drive through that area often.
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Our toad blocks the coach license plate from view.
Is this something to be concerned with?
Never had an issue whatsoever.
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Got pulled over for touching white line in Indiana. Asked me to get out and sit in his car. All he did is ask me about drugs, money and number of people in MH severl times.. Wrote me a warning ticket and let us go. First time ever being pulled over for anything.
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Second day after picking up the Beav - somewhere about an hour south of the Oregon Border in CA. Very windy, high road crown, short DP with no weight on the front end. Couple of people tried to pass me and evidently got freaked as the coach bobbed about while they were going by.

Next small town I got pulled over for suspicion of DUI. One of the locals must have known where Barney gets coffee.....

Officer: "sir - have you been drinking?"
Me: "Are you kidding me? It's 9am!"
Officer: "Oh - you're just a big 'ol motorhome in the wind, Have a nice day"
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Yep, I have the detector many for back roads where you're doing 55 and suddenly a town comes up and it drops to 30 without much warning until you see the local PD with a speed trap.

Waldo, FL along Rt. 301 was notorious for it's speed trap and I drive through that area often.
Having repaired traffic radars in a past life I can assure you that by the time your detector goes off you have already had your speed registered, unless there was someone between you and the cop.

We would test the repairs on the side street of the shop. People would turn on to the street about three blocks up, accelerate to way over 25 and then hit the brakes when they saw the radar unit. Way too late. I tested my radar detector on that street and it, too, did not have sufficient range. The handheld lasers don't even generate a signal until the officer wants. Your best hope is he is tagging someone else ahead of you.

This is one thing I appreciate about our Garmin RV 785. It not only displays the current speed (per its database), it bleeps and turns the speed limit sign yellow when you are approaching either an increase or decrease in the speed limit. No, it's not 100% accurate but certainly is close.

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Officer: "Sir - have you been drinking?"

Me: "Officer, your eyes are glazed. Have you been eating donuts?"

When I worked on the fire department I told that to one of the cops. He laughed hard and said he was going to use it on his buddies.

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