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That's gotta tick you off. In Oregon, they have undercover cops posing as bums (I'm sorry, homeless or dwelling challenged citizens) to scope out people driving without seat belts. They then radio a patrol car to pull them over and give them a ticket. They issued 41 tickets in one night. I guess there aren't any drug dealers, hookers, or thieves to harrass anymore in Oregon. Also, I thought the federal law stated driving without a belt was not an offense you could pull over someone for and that you needed some other moving violation to issue one. Unless Oregon has its own law, this isn't legal.

I am a seat belt user. I also can speak to why you want one as I broke a windshield with my head while riding in a cab that was t-boned. But I still often forget to put it on until I take my first corner. After sliding in the seat, I remember I didn't put it on. I'd be mad as heck if I got a ticket for no belt while pulling out of my driveway. :mad:

This sting smacks of a police department more interested in generating income for itself than protecting the public. :censor:
 

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Seat belt laws are determined at the state level. The feds only pressured the states into passing them by witholding funding if the state did not pass such a law. Many states have a primary seat belt law which allows officers to pull over a vehicle soley for that affense. Other states only ticket if you are stopped for another reason. New Hampshire is the only state with niether, except for children under a certain age.
 

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That's gotta tick you off. In Oregon, they have undercover cops posing as bums (I'm sorry, homeless or dwelling challenged citizens) to scope out people driving without seat belts. They then radio a patrol car to pull them over and give them a ticket. They issued 41 tickets in one night. I guess there aren't any drug dealers, hookers, or thieves to harrass anymore in Oregon. Also, I thought the federal law stated driving without a belt was not an offense you could pull over someone for and that you needed some other moving violation to issue one. Unless Oregon has its own law, this isn't legal.

I am a seat belt user. I also can speak to why you want one as I broke a windshield with my head while riding in a cab that was t-boned. But I still often forget to put it on until I take my first corner. After sliding in the seat, I remember I didn't put it on. I'd be mad as heck if I got a ticket for no belt while pulling out of my driveway. :mad:

This sting smacks of a police department more interested in generating income for itself than protecting the public. :censor:

Saw a report on this when I was up in the PNW the other week. They had a dude posing as a utility worker in bucket truck with a radar gun...WTF!! That's just shady!! SC is the first state I've been to that will use so many different types of cars for UC's. Olds Aero, Buick LaSabre, Pontiac Grand Am, Chevy Impala... You never know who's who on the interstate.
 

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casinojames said:
Saw a report on this when I was up in the PNW the other week. They had a dude posing as a utility worker in bucket truck with a radar gun...WTF!! That's just shady!! SC is the first state I've been to that will use so many different types of cars for UC's. Olds Aero, Buick LaSabre, Pontiac Grand Am, Chevy Impala... You never know who's who on the interstate.
The WSP has Volvos, Mustangs, Malibus, Tahoes not to mention your array of unmarked Crown Vics.They even have Crown Vics gussied up as taxicabs( DUI patrol) You just never know. Fortunately, I think I am old and hopefully least wise enough not to be the one attracting attention ( at least too often :D ) and there is usually someone speeding by me (that would be the idiot :eek: ) as opposed to the people holding me up (jerks :mad: ) , of course the Escort doesn't hurt any either.
 
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