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Old 07-05-2011, 02:24 AM
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Getting pulled over a lot more this year?

So I'm curious to see if you guys have noticed an increase in traffic stops and inspections. I know I have!

This year we've had 4 dot inspections...(starting from April)

One of my trucks that is heavily modified (100% legal in every mod) has been stopped 18 times in 3 months!

I know it may sound like I'm venting but this is getting ridiculous. That truck was even "target ticketed" for 3 miles over the speed limit when I was sandwiched in between 4 cars front, 3 to the back, and I walked out with a $297 speeding ticket!?

This year in particular I've been having many issues and its effecting my abilty to conduct business. I've had the truck inspected by my local police and he said there is nothing illegal in how its equipped and there is no reason to spot check it for height, tires, dot numbers, lighting, amber permits, etc...

I don't know if they like giving me a hard time or just need money for the state. So far they've received no money from me as everything has been thrown out. Anyone else having issue?
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:17 AM
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thats a lot of time to be pulled over...i have noticed an increase in seatbelt and dui checks but other than that i havnt been pulled over this year.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:33 PM
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Pay to have an attorney wright a complaint letter.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:26 PM
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^do this, send a copy to your state police and to your locals threatening lost wages MSP was harassing some guys around here and it came to a stop real quick, it was magic lol
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:28 PM
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Contact your state rep, senator, governor and anyone else you can think of and pitch a fit.

Remind them of how gov't needs business and taxes are what pay their salaries, etc and that you seem to be being discriminated, etc.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:58 PM
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Put a photo of your rig, as it is when you get pulled over up on here!
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:07 PM
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I have only been pulled over once in the last 3 years because i had a light out on my trailer.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:50 PM
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Been followed 1 car length behind for 5 or 6 turns the other day for about 3 miles that pissed me off. But Iv only been pulled over 2 times in the 9 years iv been in business. Once for a seat belt that I put on before I pulled over so I got a rather annoyed warning. And the other was just plain silly the plate on my trailer wasn't commercial but the truck was. So obviously Id committed a serious crime that cop followed me 2 times for a total of 10 miles before he pulled me over. Cost me like a 100 at dmv and half a day a worthless warning. You said you've been pulled over 18 times I would have been chewing out the chief after 5 times. Almost sounds like the cops are part time landscapers trying to run you out of town. Don't laugh they do things like that a few years back a strip bar in new haven kept getting raided so they got and injunction and it stilled happened. Turns out a LT had stock in a different club and was trying to shut the new one down and he got fired for that.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:00 PM
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what is heavily modified?
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:16 PM
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Well I have raised hell in these towns and have been talking to my lawyer with further steps to take. As for modifications the truck is lifted, offroad tires, fully strobed out, many aux lights, marker lighting, 200' of tow chain are in there too, and yes it's red. All modifications are legal and are within regulation. Had the truck inspected to double check on top of my research. All the mods are FOR BuSINESS for not only landscaping as what I use it for.

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