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Nys law makes it illegal to have a hitch in your receiver

Discussion in 'North East' started by hookedontronics, May 13, 2010.

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  1. May 13, 2010 at 4:13 AM
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    A new law in NY now makes it illegal to have a ball hitch ( or I guess any other kind) in your receiver unless you are towing. It's another bs law to make money for the state. Just wanted to warn everyone in NY.

    I know three people who have been ticketed already...
     
  2. May 13, 2010 at 4:19 AM
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    Farting tax next on the list? Bullshit law, what's it suppose to do to better the world?
     
  3. May 13, 2010 at 4:28 AM
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    Will it really be enforced though? I would think probably not.
    But then again with the economy the way it is some police agencies are hurtin for money. I got stopped a couple years ago cause I had my license plate in my front window of my camry. Which had been there for 6 years previously with no problems by the way.
     
  4. May 13, 2010 at 4:35 AM
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    I think they should ticket people with fucking bull balls hangin from the hitches. I'm sure that is very offensive to people that are visiting from other countries that should have no say so here.
     
  5. May 13, 2010 at 4:39 AM
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    Actually it does have more to do with the economy as I was reading that the 5 MPH over the speed limit waver is kinda disappearing because they are trying to get more revenue in to the coffers
     
  6. May 13, 2010 at 4:49 AM
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    BS. There is no new law in NY state concerning hitches being in the receiver while not towing.

    There has been an "obstructed plate" law for many years that is sometimes enforced when the hitch or apparatus obstructs the vehicle's rear plate, but there is no law - new or old - specifically pertaining to a hitch being in a receiver without a trailer being attached.
     
  7. May 13, 2010 at 5:18 AM
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    That sounded like a BS Law that would be hard to enforce!
     
  8. May 13, 2010 at 5:20 AM
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    i guess jersey is next for this bullshit
     
  9. May 13, 2010 at 5:23 AM
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    I am always preparing to tow so I keep it in. You never know when someone will tailgate you close enough to require a break check. And if they become hung up on the hitch it is now towing and I was legal the whole time. :cool:
     
  10. May 13, 2010 at 5:27 AM
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    Thats Is some crap cause I feel alot more comfortable when my hitch is in cause nobody knows how to drive and when somone slams into the back of me id rather them go into my hitch the mess up my truck.
     
  11. May 13, 2010 at 5:36 AM
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    is there any real reason behind the law? it doesn't make any sense..at all...
     
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    idk how that's gonna hold up in court though. cause according to federal law your speedometer can be up to 7 mph off...for example, 6 lugs and 5 lugs and xrs all read the same speed differently...
     
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    It is a real law and i know 3 people who have already received tickets.
    My neighbor is a trooper and he told me about it a couple weeks back when i had my hitch in. I thought nothing of it but then a couple people i do work with got tickets for it and so i pulled mine out.
     
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    There is NO new law. This thread is providing bad information.
     
  15. May 13, 2010 at 5:53 AM
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    I still say BS. Quote the law or a reliable source. Heresay doesn't make something fact.
     
  16. May 13, 2010 at 6:16 AM
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    I believe my neighbor the trooper and the three people I know who got tickets would be a reliable source you asshole. Google it
     
  17. May 13, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    I don't think it's necessary for you to call me an asshole.

    Simply provide a reliable source for your information. You have purported something to be a fact. Prove it. I cannot prove something is not fact.
     
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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    One could always just put this in and quiet everyone down...

    hay_bale_spear_for_receiver_hitch_1548.jpg
     
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