Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    There was--not sure if she still is--a very dedicated MC officer out of the Wayland post a few years back. She was giving a guy (who plowed for me several years back) a bunch of grief for not having his concrete trailer pump licensed. He went back and forth between MSP and SOS. SOS said he did not need to register it, nothing to register, etc. It's a dedicated trailer. The only thing it can do is pump concrete. A-hole from MSP still gave him and his employee grief. He had talked to her sgt\supervisor\whatever before and called him again to complain about yet another stop. This gentleman was told she was not working that day. His reply "Well I'll be )*^(*&^ if you don't have one dedicated trooper, because she just pulled over my truck again a half hour ago."

    I don't recall exactly, but I do believe the harassment stopped at this point.

    For me, if I deserve a ticket, I will not give them any crap, other than just hurry up and get it done with. I have stuff to do. But I screwed up, I am not going to argue or debate. If they want to try some BS like you are referring to, then I am going to get pissed and argue\debate\etc.
     
  2. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
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    That story kinda reminds me of the lady who pulled me over before. I can't remember the reason originally but she noticed I didn't have my mowers tied down (down here very few ever do) and I wasn't going far, but when I did and she then did not like the way I did it. She first insisted me on me tieing it down by main frame where all my hydro lines and deck lift linkage run. I told that was not a good idea and I could break something. Then she wanted to have me tie it down by the mower deck. That made me laugh and told her that wasn't a good idea either. Then she got really pissy and threatened to get motor carriers out. That would of been a good 30 min and I know how that would of been so I was finally like screw it. Whatever would make you happy lady.
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  3. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    What I find funny is that I ran 3 months with no trailer licence plate because it kept being ripped off. I didn't have the time to build a proper braket and I had 4 police follow me and no one pulled me over for it. I dont understand them lol
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  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not sure if I can remember the details exactly, but one of my guys had a small fender bender during a snowstorm a few years back. Accidents all over, cops backed up forever trying to take reports, etc. There was a dime sized dimple in a mini-van hatchback and no damage to our plow. I told him to exchange info with the other driver and they could do a report later. As the law allows.

    Trooper called him a while later, threatened him with ticketing him for leaving the scene of an accident, blah, blah, blah. He runs over to the post in the time given him, she's not there. She was at their other location in GR. He goes there, she gives him the 10th degree, etc.

    I spoke with him and called the trooper. Told her that her threat was bogus and she and I both knew it would never fly, because MI state law allows exchange of info for non-injury accidents with damage under $1K. She asked me how I knew the damage was under $1K. I said how do you know it wasn't? I saw the picture, she didn't. Didn't even scratch the paint. She went on a rant about something with that law, I asked her why that law was there if it wasn't supposed to be used?

    She was very angry at this point. I told her that apparently she forgot the "to serve" part of their oath and that threatening someone with a bogus charge that wouldn't stick in any court was anything but serving the people who paid her salary. Then she was really pissed. Said I could call her supervisor.

    Then the motor carrier guy showed up. lol He was decent but did not understand the above law either. It was my one and only truck that did not have an inspection that year. We had it scheduled and it kept snowing. I readily admitted to it and he wrote me for it. No arguments, no debates, I was in the wrong. The part of the convo I did argue with him about, was, he told me that CMV's had to remain at the scene of an accident to be inspected. I told him the same thing I told the other troop: no injury, damage under $1K, exchange info and see ya later. He disagreed. After he left, I looked up the law again. There is NOTHING in the law about CMV's having to wait for a report when the above 2 items are met.

    Just goes to show, too many laws that even the enforcers can't get them straight.
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've NEVER done that before.
     
  6. Brett's Cutting Edge

    Brett's Cutting Edge LawnSite Member
    from novi
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    If anyone is looking for a electric hose reel I have this one. 400' of high pressure hose. Like new we used if for a few years for sprinkler winterizations. $300

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  7. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    if you were just snow plowing your truck would not be under commercial laws right? unless the gvw was over 10k? Glad we don't have to worry about that crap any more.
     
  8. 3rdDayBrad

    3rdDayBrad LawnSite Member
    from MI
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    This cold is driving me crazy. No heated garage to work in..... Looking forward to the warmer temps they are forecasting for this coming week.
     
  9. brookline

    brookline LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does anyone have a bagger for an Exmark Metro that they want to sell?
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  10. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a side bagger for a mower. I'm sure you would need a bracket for the exmark. Its yours for 75 bucks
     

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