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Old 03-17-2000, 01:23 AM   #1
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Has anyone actually got ticketed for having aftermarket bulbs for their headlights? And if so, any disputes and victories? Reason is I was at a roadcheck tonight and the officer I guess liked my car too much and just had to know what kinda bulbs I was running. To which I replied, "Huh? I didn't do anything to the car~" Anyway, long story short, he just gave me a warning for the lights and told me to change them back to oem specs. Hahahaha...
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Old 03-17-2000, 02:05 AM   #2
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next time just tell him they are SAE DOT approved and made by piaa. =)

street legal in canada.. the superwhites anyways.. dont know bout the plasma blues
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Old 03-17-2000, 02:11 AM   #3
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Ya know dude, I never use this language on this sight, but F**K THEM, I`m so sick and tired of pigs screwing around with people like you and me, for doing nothing but loveing our cars and keeping them in great shape!!! It seems cops have little better to do sometimes than screw with guys who love their cars, and treat them as real hobby`s and not just point A to B transportation ! Sorry for my attitude, but this realy bugs me!!!!!1
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Old 03-17-2000, 08:52 AM   #4
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Well MB,

The thing is Cops are the first line, and have the power to let something slide because of circumstances or give you a ticket because they don't like the way you look, have had a bad day, yadda yadda.....
Case in point, my insurance company didn't send me an updated insurance card stating that i am still insured. I get pulled over for some reason, still not sure why, and cop says "How do i know that you're insured?" My response "Because my car is only 2 months old and i'm telling you that i'm insured."
Here's a ticket 65 bucks. Talk to the prosecutor, "Since you didn't have the right card you shouldn't have been driving."
Yeah, great option, can't go to work, can't get groceries, and no life.
This because a cop wouldn't let a little something slide.
I'm still fighting it and gonna meet with another prosecutor that's supposed to be a little more reasonable.
Oh, and i've got tons of paperwork stating that i was insured through the time when i received the ticket.
Cops have a huge amount of power that they tend to abuse.
On a good note, i've got a friend that's going through the police testing for my city and will hopefully be on the force by summertime. Can you say, no more stupid tickets?

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Old 03-17-2000, 10:50 AM   #5
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M8~I think Frank WJ said it well. I don`t know what the cops are like in your town, but in mine, they tend to "enforce it as they see fit", granted not all cops are really that bad, well most aren`t that bad ,but it only takes few. And when those "few" see fit to play god, well lets just say that really bugs me ! I don`t mean any offence to you, but do you really think that a minority like us(car freaks),are ever gonna get things to change,`caus I don`t. Sorry for sounding so sad, but i`m 27, and things haven`t changed a bit in my time. Any other oppinions?
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Old 03-17-2000, 10:54 AM   #6
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M8~ Side note, were are you from?
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Old 03-17-2000, 02:05 PM   #7
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Wow...touched off an "interesting" debate here...hehe

I was just wondering if anyone has actually gotten ticket for it...I guess not~

But yea, I'd like to say that most cops that I've met are rather nice and if you don't give them any attitude and treat them courteously, they treat you nice too. But there are the few jacka**es that tend to treat people like ish.
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Old 03-17-2000, 02:29 PM   #8
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Well the circumstances of me getting pulled over are what i was referring to M8.
You see a young looking guy that has a brand-new vehicle (about a month and a half old) and he has an expired insurance card--2 days expired mind you. And this occurence happened on a Sunday, that means the insurance card was good on the past Friday.
So you're telling me that this is not a believable story?
And as to attitude, i NEVER, repeat NEVER give attitude to a cop, even if he's being a total prick. I know that he's just waiting for an excuse to hassle me more.
You haven't been on the board too long, but the subject of dealing with cops has come up before and i told a bunch of stories on one of the previous threads about being harrassed by the good 'ole boys in blue. Once i was walking down the street, got pulled over cause (in his words) it was night time and i was wearing dark clothes and a backpack--i musta been doing something illegal. Another time they had their flashers on in front of my house at 2:00 am as i had my keys in hand at my door. "What are you doing son?" What the f##k kinda trick question is that, maybe it wasn't as obvious as i thought?

Bottom line, i have yet to have a single positive dealing with a police officer in my 24 years on the planet. That's including when i'm been a witness to a crime and 2 different traffic accidents. Every time i have come away with a bad taste in my mouth.
In fact, ughh, it's still there.

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Old 03-17-2000, 04:09 PM   #9
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LET THE BATTLE BEGIN ..........but seriously, someone say they`re sorry, way to much negative energy here
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Old 03-18-2000, 01:29 AM   #10
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m8: i think rowdy rod is a bit upset because canada cops.. especially vancouver cops got nothing better to do with their time than bust cars for blue lights. Well that and dunkin donuts =)
Not as much crime in vancouver as in the states so cops get bored i guess =)


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Old 03-18-2000, 10:01 AM   #11
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"way to much negative energy here"
Well, we are talking about cops remember?

Had my first somewhat decent experience with a cop last night though (St. Pat's).
Was waiting in line to get into a tent that had been setup where a cop was watching the door. This guy was right in his face "I wanna get in there!!" Turned out this guy's dad was a cop too, and that's why he was such a b##ch. I was surprised that the cop didn't just beat this guy, cause the rest of us in line were pretty close to doing it ourselves.
Must have been the festive feeling in the night air.

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Old 03-19-2000, 12:56 AM   #12
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In canada, no matter how different u're light(head light) color( blue, red). As long as u're light shine on a blank piece of paper and its white, then it's legal, if u use plasma, it will shine blue on the paper , then u are in trouble..

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Old 03-19-2000, 02:41 PM   #13
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well...Plama blue is not Street Legal guys!

I think only PIAA superwhite is legal up to now guys...coz they are SAE and DOT approved!

I know lots of guys got warning tickets w/ their "superwhite" (made by Eurolite, Top 1, Vision, and some other brands)

But for myself and my friends that are using PIAA superwhite...never get one though...not even a warning ticket...
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Old 03-19-2000, 06:09 PM   #14
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I used SperWhite before, and still got few warning tickets. And now I'm using the Kansai, as bright as PIAA, but so far I've got no more warning. Maybe I can say the cops these days really ease off the white headlight issuse.
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actually, even plasma blue is ok now...

my friend used plasma for over half a year, no problem...

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Old 03-20-2000, 11:24 AM   #16
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Doesn`t every new `Benz and 911, Boxer come with these type of lights?
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Old 03-21-2000, 11:17 PM   #17
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Hi everyone,

I just checked the 2000 PIAA U.S. Catalog, the SuperWhite and SuperPlasma(half SuperWhite+half PlasmaBlue) are there, however the PlasmaBlue is not on this U.S. catalog, I heard they couldn't get it approved...

Take care... :- )

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Doesn`t every new `Benz and 911, Boxer come with these type of lights?
Hi,

The ones they use are HID.

Take care... :- )
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