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State Patrol Pulled Me Over Due to Lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dispatcher101, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    dispatcher101

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    So... Driving home from work this morning. State Patrol got behind me and followed for a few miles. I was in the middle lane of a 3 lane interstate here in Colorado. I changed lanes to exit and he lit me up.

    He stated that he pulled me over because I had modified the suspension of the truck and stated that it was misdemeanor to operate the vehicle in this manner.

    I have a 1995 tacoma with a 3 inch suspension lift and a 1.5 inch body lift with 33's.

    I think he was looking for a DUI (at 7:30 am???) He didn't site me for the suspension lift but did give me a citation for not wearing my seat belt.

    NOT VERY HAPPY!!!
     
  2. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    clarkie152

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    Is not wearing your seatbelt a primary or secondary offense. (can they pull you over just for not wearing your seatbelt?) he was probably looking for a reason...
     
  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    Not wearing your seatbelt is not a primary offense ( they can't pull you over for that alone ) here in Colorado. I doubt he could see if I was wearing a seatbelt from behind.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    In MA they can't pull you over for just the seatbelt, so they will try and find something else. I'm thinkin its the same in Co?
     
  5. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    Apparently he wasn't lying ... This is from the Colorado Revised Statutes - Section 42 ...

     
  6. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    42-4-233. Alteration of suspension system.


    (1) No person shall operate a motor vehicle of a type required to be registered under the laws of this state upon a public highway with either the rear or front suspension system altered or changed from the manufacturer's original design except in accordance with specifications permitting such alteration established by the department. Nothing contained in this section shall prevent the installation of manufactured heavy duty equipment to include shock absorbers and overload springs, nor shall anything contained in this section prevent a person from operating a motor vehicle on a public highway with normal wear of the suspension system if normal wear shall not affect the control of the vehicle.

    (2) This section shall not apply to motor vehicles designed or modified primarily for off-highway racing purposes, and such motor vehicles may be lawfully towed on the highways of this state.

    (3) Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    Damn.. Enola beat me!
     
  8. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    I still think its a crock of s***!!! However I do admit that I should have been wearing my seatbelt.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    look up colorado 42-4-233
     
  10. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    damn im slow today!
     
  11. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
  12. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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  13. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    i fixed it saw that also
     
  14. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    You mean you didn't tell him you just took it off to get your wallet out of your back pocket? Woulda been my first response to the seat belt thing.

    This is a bunch of vague bullshit subject to each officer's interpretation and really needs some specs to go with it. I mean, c'mon, your lift is nothing crazy. This should pertain to outlandish monster truck style lifts and tires. Get some specs in there for God's sake. Might as well have a statute that just says we can ticket you and/or fine you for anything we may feel like ticketing/fining you.........caca del toro.
     
  15. Apr 26, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    Probably SP got a bad morning?
     
  16. Apr 26, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    There are stupid laws everywhere. Came across one that said you can't have a chocolate ice cream cone in your back pocket while walking on the sidewalk.
     
  17. Apr 26, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    There's another vague law! Is a cone with chocolate ice cream, or a chocolate-flavored cone, without ice cream? Or an ice cream cone dipped in chocolate?

    Shoulda been a lawyer.
     
  18. Apr 26, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    They should hire you to go through the laws and clean up a bit.
     
  19. Apr 26, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    Salt Lake City has a pretty retarded exhaust law. Any modified exhaust is illegal. It started out as a way to cut down on those annoying Harley riders (yes, like the South Park episode) but now the cops pull over anybody that has modified their exhaust at all.
     
  20. Apr 26, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    luk8272 im fairly sure thats a TN law we also have one that said you cnt hunt whale in the state of Tennessee lol
     
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