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(WWL)   Having solved all other traffic enforcement issues, Louisiana State Police Troopers set their sights on a long-overlooked scourge: Dirty license plates   (wwl.com) divider line 76
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DAR [TotalFark]
2012-07-30 10:33:19 AM
Guess the new tracking software they bought doesn't work very well with mud/dirt on your plates....k/dar
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-07-30 10:37:43 AM
I don't know about the rest of you, but I feel much safer now
 
2012-07-30 10:45:56 AM
It'$ all about the $afety, I'm $ure.
 
2012-07-30 11:07:11 AM
Don't forget that license plate light. It better work too.
 
2012-07-30 01:36:22 PM
Actually, doesn't dirt on the plate itself prevent law enforement from running your lisence plate during a traffic stop?
 
2012-07-30 01:38:20 PM
I actually called in on a police car whose license place had lost their 'color', leaving only the imprint. The Captain on duty said 'We only get issued enough license plates to cover cars we have.' I told him 'We would be ticketed for having a license plate in this condition, so why shouldn't you?" I told him I would be down at the police station at 4pm to file a formal complaint.

When I got there, the captain showed me the license plate being taken out of service and a new one being put in place. He also showed me the 'write-up' for the mechanics in the garage for failing to notice it.

I left satisfied.
 
2012-07-30 01:38:29 PM
On one of my many trips from Oklahoma to Biloxi, MS, I decided to turn right at Little Rock and cut through the top of Louisiana. The second I passed the Welcome sign, a Louisiana trooper (there were several sitting there) pulled me over. Apparently the state speed limit is 55, so the minute I passed the sign, it had dropped from 65 to 55 and everyone who passed the sign got pulled over and issued a $186 ticket. He also gave me some paperwork that said if I would take their drivers online course for $165 plus send in an additional $120 to their general fund, I could have the ticket not show up on my record. Legal extortion.

/will never willingly step foot in that nasty swampass state again
 
2012-07-30 01:39:01 PM
What about the heads of the screws that hold the plates to the car, LSP? Don't they violate the "license plates obscured in any way" prohibition?

Okay, joking aside, we get it. The Legislature told you to get bootstrappy and earn your own way, so you're looking for any means possible to raise income.

Bug splat on your front license plate? Zap, there's a $1000 fine! ;)
 
2012-07-30 01:40:06 PM
As far as I'm concerned, driving with an obscured or illegible license plate is equivalent to driving with none.
 
2012-07-30 01:42:27 PM

simrobert2001: Actually, doesn't dirt on the plate itself prevent law enforement from running your lisence plate during a traffic stop?


You mean when they type in the license plate number?
 
2012-07-30 01:43:28 PM
I had a cop in St. Louis who was itchin' to pull me over for not having a front license plate. He seemed pissed when he pulled up behind me and I had a Georgia plate.

But he got over it.
 
2012-07-30 01:43:41 PM
I have no clue why this would be an issue.

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2012-07-30 01:46:26 PM
Also - once (here in OK) I was parked in a car wash, washing my car when suddenly a state trooper pulled up behind me and indicated that my light blue cover over my license plate was illegal and offered me a screwdriver (not the drink) and made me take it off.

/in a freakin car wash, I wasn't even on a public road
 
2012-07-30 01:47:04 PM
Oh, those dirty license plates...
 
2012-07-30 01:51:16 PM
If I had a cop pull me over for a "dirty license plate", I'd hand him a napkin from the glove box and a dollar bill and say "wipe that shiat off on the way back to your car".
 
2012-07-30 01:51:23 PM
My license plate just attempted to fondle me. I'm calling the cops!
 
2012-07-30 01:53:10 PM
Alphakronik
2012-07-30 01:51:16 PM
If I had a cop pull me over for a "dirty license plate", I'd hand him a napkin from the glove box and a dollar bill and say "wipe that shiat off on the way back to your car".


And he'd remind you that sometimes a sobriety check involves flinging yourself down a muddy embankment
 
2012-07-30 01:54:07 PM
Around here during winter people have fun with the red light cams after big snow storms. They will run a red knowing the snow is piled up blockng their plate from being seen.
 
2012-07-30 01:55:13 PM
We've got to have them clean to help stop the bank robbers dumb enough to use a getaway car attached to their name.
 
2012-07-30 01:56:51 PM
I don't see the issue. Easy identification of plates is pretty important for finding people involved in hit and runs and robberies where a camera may see part of the plate.

of course, I could be mistaken and this is a HUGE ASSAULT ON OUR LIBERTY
 
2012-07-30 01:58:08 PM
Louisiana State Police have totally abdicated their traffic safety responsibility on I-12. Just dissolve that aspect of LSP. Bob Dylan, in Highway 61 Revisited, had a line: "Where you want this killin' done? Out on Highway 61." Thats I-12 now. You can get away with anything.
 
2012-07-30 01:59:52 PM

Alphakronik: If I had a cop pull me over for a "dirty license plate", I'd hand him a napkin from the glove box and a dollar bill and say "wipe that shiat off on the way back to your car".


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2012-07-30 02:00:20 PM

diaphoresis: I actually called in on a police car whose license place had lost their 'color', leaving only the imprint. The Captain on duty said 'We only get issued enough license plates to cover cars we have.' I told him 'We would be ticketed for having a license plate in this condition, so why shouldn't you?" I told him I would be down at the police station at 4pm to file a formal complaint.

When I got there, the captain showed me the license plate being taken out of service and a new one being put in place. He also showed me the 'write-up' for the mechanics in the garage for failing to notice it.

I left satisfied.


When you got home there was a message from the President. The earth was under attack by hostile invaders from another planet. Based on what had happened at the police station that day, he knew that somehow you were just the guy who could save us all.
 
2012-07-30 02:03:49 PM
Kinda hard to enforce the others when you can read th plate in the first place subby.
 
2012-07-30 02:04:35 PM

Okieboy: /in a freakin car wash, I wasn't even on a public road


Well, how was he to know that you only drive around the car wash, and never on public roads? I know that you find nothing wrong with it, but you have to admit it's kind of unusual.
 
2012-07-30 02:05:39 PM
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2012-07-30 02:06:22 PM

diaphoresis: I actually called in on a police car whose license place had lost their 'color', leaving only the imprint. The Captain on duty said 'We only get issued enough license plates to cover cars we have.' I told him 'We would be ticketed for having a license plate in this condition, so why shouldn't you?" I told him I would be down at the police station at 4pm to file a formal complaint.

When I got there, the captain showed me the license plate being taken out of service and a new one being put in place. He also showed me the 'write-up' for the mechanics in the garage for failing to notice it.

I left satisfied.


We need more assholes like you. I mean that in the nicest way.
 
2012-07-30 02:06:36 PM

wallywam1: diaphoresis: I actually called in on a police car whose license place had lost their 'color', leaving only the imprint. The Captain on duty said 'We only get issued enough license plates to cover cars we have.' I told him 'We would be ticketed for having a license plate in this condition, so why shouldn't you?" I told him I would be down at the police station at 4pm to file a formal complaint.

When I got there, the captain showed me the license plate being taken out of service and a new one being put in place. He also showed me the 'write-up' for the mechanics in the garage for failing to notice it.

I left satisfied.

When you got home there was a message from the President. The earth was under attack by hostile invaders from another planet. Based on what had happened at the police station that day, he knew that somehow you were just the guy who could save us all.


I'll rally to your side! Fark those aliens!

\at least we know our tax dollars are going to good work by tying up a police captain over something that doesn't do anything to solve crime
 
2012-07-30 02:06:46 PM
A few weeks ago I came back to the car to find a policeman leaving a note on the windscreen pointing out that my front licence plate was coming loose (it's an offence here in the UK for it not the be fixed on properly). He asked if I had a screwdriver in the car, I handed one over and he fixed it for me. No ticket, no fine, just a nice policeman.
 
2012-07-30 02:07:01 PM
Steer clear of New Orleans (no pun). They had seven - 7 - murders there last Friday and it only made the first page of the second section of the newspaper (if you can call it that- going to printing 3 day a week).
 
2012-07-30 02:07:09 PM
See, this makes sense to me...... One time I was off roading in the back woods way down a logging road. I saw this huge puddle and gunned the engine. The sweet sound of the secondary carburetor pulling in air, was enough to make me hard. Well, what I didn't see was that this puddle was a little deeper then I thought and the force of my huge Ford Superduty sprayed muddy water about ten feet over the hood. I stalled. My buddy Drexel jumped out the window, cause the water was just below the door handle and he didn't want to get my newly shampoo'd carpets dirty. Anyway Drexel said he was going to hook up the winch, and we could pull ourselves free. He managed to get the winch around a tree and get us all set up to pull free, when out of nowhere, a swarm of bees came and stung him. We didn't know just how allergic he was.

Anyway, when things calmed down, we pulled the truck free, we turned around, and we headed out of there. I was so busy with Drexel that I didn't realize the kids jumped out of the back seat and wrote "help us! raping kidnapper" on the tail gate. So there I was ripping down the highway wind in my hair, leaving muddy tracks behind me, with Drexel tied to a lawn chair in the bed of the truck swollen up like a alabama tick. Lets just say that if my license plate was clear I don't think the officer would have been so hasty to pull guns on my kids and me.
 
2012-07-30 02:07:16 PM
NY state troopers will pull you over for that and just about anything else that can get a buck out of you.
 
2012-07-30 02:09:07 PM
Its because the camera thing they have on the cars to check for violations can't read it
 
2012-07-30 02:09:44 PM
In Louisiana:

Dirty license plate - not OK
Dirty cops - OK
 
2012-07-30 02:10:04 PM
There are a lot of people around here that put their new year sticker over the month sticker so there is a 2011 sticker on one side and a 2012 sticker on the other.
Sticker placement is tough.
 
2012-07-30 02:10:09 PM
I am an ANPR administrator and I approve of this initiative.

/Why do you folks support criminals so much?
// Today my cameras traced an abducted child within 2 hours, whilst culprit was attempting to leave the country.
///Mmm, slashies.
 
2012-07-30 02:10:28 PM

jmadisonbiii: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x333]


The things that she suggested we do says otherwise
 
2012-07-30 02:15:17 PM
Boy - that plate looks like it's got a little mud on it, why don't you step right over here

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2012-07-30 02:16:35 PM

farkityfarker: As far as I'm concerned, driving with an obscured or illegible license plate is equivalent to driving with none.


And I see cars and trucks on the roads every day that don't have a plate at all.
 
2012-07-30 02:20:20 PM

animalmagnet: farkityfarker: As far as I'm concerned, driving with an obscured or illegible license plate is equivalent to driving with none.

And I see cars and trucks on the roads every day that don't have a plate at all.


The smart ones put an automart tag on their POS car. No one is the wiser at that point.
 
2012-07-30 02:21:04 PM
Um.

In California, if the trailer of a big-rig is dirty, they'll fine you at least $100 bucks. Serious.

Apparently California has a HUGE car-wash lobby.
 
2012-07-30 02:21:34 PM

Alphakronik: If I had a cop pull me over for a "dirty license plate", I'd hand him a napkin from the glove box and a dollar bill and say "wipe that shiat off on the way back to your car".


I was on my way to the gym one day when I got pulled over for speeding. (70 in a 55 big F-ing deal) I wasn't in the mood for all of this asshole cop's questions, I was already running late, had to meet my friend in 23 minutes. So I tell this joker, he doesn't know who he is messing with, and I asked him if he knew who I was, he claimed he didn't. So then I tell this prick that I pay his salary. All of a sudden his tune changes when he knows who is really in charge.

So I tear up the ticket and threw it in his face. He was probably scared I was going to get him fired by that point. Then I light up my tires and melted a little rubber to show him what a real car could do.
 
2012-07-30 02:22:22 PM

animalmagnet: farkityfarker: As far as I'm concerned, driving with an obscured or illegible license plate is equivalent to driving with none.

And I see cars and trucks on the roads every day that don't have a plate at all.


I'm sure you do
 
2012-07-30 02:29:08 PM
They've discovered that the scofflaws are more likely to not wash their cars than citizens who try to preserve their possessions. The plates give them ANOTHER reason to pull us over and check for warrants and valid drivers. Manufactured enforcement...PULL OVER, citizen.

/mixed bag...I wash my car, but not my license.
//It's their plate, they can wash it.
///cops here are above that. They don't pull over anyone with a rusty vehicle. It might be a local.
 
2012-07-30 02:30:55 PM

AbsentFriends: In Louisiana:

Dirty license plate - not OK
Dirty cops - OK


This
 
2012-07-30 02:31:02 PM

internut scholar: Alphakronik: If I had a cop pull me over for a "dirty license plate", I'd hand him a napkin from the glove box and a dollar bill and say "wipe that shiat off on the way back to your car".

I was on my way to the gym one day when I got pulled over for speeding. (70 in a 55 big F-ing deal) I wasn't in the mood for all of this asshole cop's questions, I was already running late, had to meet my friend in 23 minutes. So I tell this joker, he doesn't know who he is messing with, and I asked him if he knew who I was, he claimed he didn't. So then I tell this prick that I pay his salary. All of a sudden his tune changes when he knows who is really in charge.

So I tear up the ticket and threw it in his face. He was probably scared I was going to get him fired by that point. Then I light up my tires and melted a little rubber to show him what a real car could do.


15 over the limit to meet your meathead friends at the gym, you are a hero for us mortals
 
2012-07-30 02:31:16 PM

jmadisonbiii: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x333]


Shouldn't that be "I wish my wife were this dirty"?
 
2012-07-30 02:42:07 PM

internut scholar: Alphakronik: If I had a cop pull me over for a "dirty license plate", I'd hand him a napkin from the glove box and a dollar bill and say "wipe that shiat off on the way back to your car".

I was on my way to the gym one day when I got pulled over for speeding. (70 in a 55 big F-ing deal) I wasn't in the mood for all of this asshole cop's questions, I was already running late, had to meet my friend in 23 minutes. So I tell this joker, he doesn't know who he is messing with, and I asked him if he knew who I was, he claimed he didn't. So then I tell this prick that I pay his salary. All of a sudden his tune changes when he knows who is really in charge.

So I tear up the ticket and threw it in his face. He was probably scared I was going to get him fired by that point. Then I light up my tires and melted a little rubber to show him what a real car could do.


I got pulled over once for swerving all of the road. Do you know how hard it is to keep the wheel straight when you have 2 supermodels blowing you? So the cop walks up and starts getting on my case for swerving, having a pound of bud in the passenger seat, and 2 chicks all over my junk with no seat belts. So I told him "I am the Nightrider. I'm a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!"

He walked away happy to be alive. True story, bro.
 
2012-07-30 02:42:33 PM

Alphakronik: If I had a cop pull me over for a "dirty license plate", I'd hand him a napkin from the glove box and a dollar bill and say "wipe that shiat off on the way back to your car".


No you wouldn't.
 
2012-07-30 02:43:08 PM
Car dealers who order a batch of license plate frames that cover the parts of the plate that need to be visible, for the state they are doing all their business in. That's just impressively stupid.

/not to mention the retardity of framing your license plate at all
 
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