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Cracked Tail Light = Ticket?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by drinkingbuddy, May 11, 2009.

  1. May 11, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    drinkingbuddy

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    So I was parallel parking today, keeping an eye on the car behind me when I heard a crack. I was sure I didn't hit the car, so I looked over and bumped a pole on the sidewalk. Now I've got a small spiderweb dent and 6 inch or so crack in my tail light.

    No big deal for me, these things happen and I'm driving this truck until it dies. I can deal with a little cosmetic damage here and there, I already have enough small dents and nicks from who knows where.

    My question is, can I get a ticket for a cracked tail light? This is assuming it's all red light coming out, I'll have to check it in the dark. I'm in Califiornia, but will be doing a bit of traveling this summer.
     
  2. May 11, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    surfsupl

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  3. May 11, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    DanGer

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    I would assume you would get a fix it ticket first. Here in VA they have a warning ticket that doesnt cost anything to you, but is just a formal notice to get it fixed.
     
  4. May 11, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    jefferson

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    In CA you will if the cop is an asshole. If you step on your break and white light comes out, its illegal (cause it looks like backup lights). SO, get some of that autozone tail lamp tape and avoid the problem altogether.
     
  5. May 11, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    I concur. That should keep you out of trouble while you take your time to find a cheap replacement.
     
  6. May 11, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    That should do the trick, didn't even know the stuff existed. Thanks!
     
  7. May 11, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    You havent seen a mid 80's civic held together by this stuff before?? Keep your eyes out for one tomorrow on your way to work, you'll see one
     
  8. May 11, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    drinkingbuddy

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    I always thought it was red electrical tape and duct tape on the bumpers, I'll have to look closer.
     
  9. May 11, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    jefferson

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    aah.. well thats why you're here - To learn!! :D

    You'lll be in the mid-80's POS civic club yet ;)
     
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