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Old 10-19-2000, 07:38 PM   #1
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Question Do anyone know of legalities of NOS?

Since I was considering it...
Is it legal to have the NOS bottle in your car? The Republic of NJ is pretty strict with stuff, and I would imagine it is totally illegal unless your at a track.

What would happen if I was caught speeding with NOS in my car? The cops here are so anal, they even pulled me over for no front tag.
Anyone know where I can find the law on this stuff?
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Old 10-19-2000, 08:05 PM   #2
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Well, the trick is not to get caught by cops with it...because by then it's too late.

The problem would be to ever get caught by your insurance company. Race-spec vehicle? No more insurance!
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Old 10-19-2000, 08:43 PM   #3
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I don't know of any place wnere NO2 IS legal - just the dragstrip, I guess
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Old 10-19-2000, 10:13 PM   #4
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Thumbs up

"You can have it, but not hooked up while on a "public highway", and as long as the bottle is the 10 lbs one," at least thats what my buddy says and I know he has been pulled over with it in his car oh and thats in cali too and you know how the cops in mira mesa will try to get you on anything
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Old 10-21-2000, 12:12 AM   #5
Rich L
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Any Lawyers out there?
What if I told the cop I was racing that night? I dont think there is any way around a big fat ticket.
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Old 10-21-2000, 03:01 AM   #6
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I won't go into the story of what happened to me so I am just going to post the response I got from the Maryland MVA before I went to the trouble of tearing the NOS out of the car and having a friend clear it up with the cop who wrote the ticket. I can tell you the fine for getting caught in Maryland was huge because its actually a HAZMAT and it is covered by state laws and Federal laws. I don't think I will be using it on a street driven vehicle in the US ever again. If you do a search on the subject you can find out alot of info on the NOS that is used on cars and no its not exactly like the stuff at the dentist either. Email me if you want the rest of the story.

Dear Mr. N/A:
Thank you for your email regarding the use of nitrous oxide in street cars. I have included a portion of the law that addresses your questions.
Maryland Motor Vehicle law Title 22-404.5. Power Booster Systems Prohibited: exceptions.
a. Power Booster System means any device installed in a motor vehicle which allows liquid nitrous oxide to combine with gasoline for the purpose of increasing power.
b. A person may not operate on a highway a motor vehicle equipped with a power booster system.
c. Exceptions. A person may operate on a highway a motor vehicle equipped with a power booster if:
1. The vehicle is en route to or from a track where the vehicle is used for racing and the power booster system is inoperative; or
2. The container of nitrous oxide has been removed from the vehicle.
d. Every motor vehicle equipped with a power booster system shall be identified with a decal that:
1. Is a diamond shaped design consisting of the words "Compressed Gas D.O.T. 1070 in silver scotchlite letters 1 inch high on a black background with a silver scotchlite border, and is attached to the left front and right rear bumper of the vehicle.

I trust this information will be helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me by email or at 410-424-3607 if I can be of further assistance in this matter.

Dave Sitko, Manager
MVA, Vehicle Safety and Technical Programs
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