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is it illegal to have tailgate down in NC?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by fireturk41, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Mar 20, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    can anybody pull up whether it is illegal to drive with your tailgate down in nc, officers in my area are cracking down on some rediculouse things (i have to replace the bumper on my tow rig because a dent covers the NO in North Carolina.) but i had a friend get pulled over for having his tailgate down. all my cop friends have said there isnt a law against it. however he recieved a warning ticket for it...but the cop that pulled him over is the same that pulled me for running a yellow light and writing a warning, mind you not running a yellow light that turned red, but running a green light that turned yellow :der:
     
  2. Mar 20, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    topgun155

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    Too bad they don't make money of he writes warnings. Just a waste of paper to me. Seems a little wierd to me that they would have police wasting their time on meaning less things like a tailgate.
     
  3. Mar 20, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    Taco4x4NC

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    No, it is not against the law to drive around with your tail gate down.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    jandrews

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    If it was, I'd be returning my bed extender.

    But it's not.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    Sandman614

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    Newbie cop getting joy from being a dick?
     
  6. Mar 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    Naw he's just a dick of a cop in a small town
     
  7. Mar 20, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    my tailgate stays down 80% of the time...
     
  8. Mar 20, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    Just got it, so none yet.
    That's what I'm thinking. If it's illegal how do you use a bed extender?
     
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    The only thing i can see from his point of view is **IF** you had something in the bed that could fall out and cause damage to a car behind you. If not.. F*ck him!
     
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    As a bed divider, apparently.
     
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    Why not just put your tailgate up? In all seriousness, is it really that much trouble to flip it up?
     
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    what about this, if a small car rear-ends you and your tail gate is down, if the car goes under the truck a little the tailgate could possible go through their windshield and possible hurt them

    thats the only way i can think of as to why that could be a law, (if it is, which i doubt)
     
  13. Mar 20, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    lived in NC all my life in Raleigh to be exact!!!!!! AND I HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT BE FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i would report that cop for that!!! BUT IN NC its now illegal to have a tag border that covers up the bottom of your tag that read NorthCarolina so!!!!!! last i knew of NO IT IS NOT!!!! if it happens again get his info (name,badge# where he got your and date and time) and go down to see the head of that department and say somthing!!! but i will look into it to see if it has changed i know a few people!!!!
     
  14. Mar 20, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    I usually don't have it down.key word being usually Usually. My friend hauls wire that you use on telephone lines and it was an inch or two to the point he couldn't leave his tailgate down, however propery secured.
     
  15. Mar 20, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    If a small car rear-ends me, even with my tailgate up, they're dead.

    NC doesn't have tailgate laws.
     
  16. Mar 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    chris4x4

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    THats a good theory, but the tail gate doens come down and lock. Its easilly lifted, and odds are, the windshield of the car would push the tail gate up...
     
  17. Mar 20, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    ah yeah true, forgot about the fact it could push it up haha. i tried :D
     
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    that's like saying you can't tow a boat because if a car rear ends you the motors going to go through their windshield......
     
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