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    License plate cover conspiracy

    I got a ticket last night driving home because my licence plate cover over my back plate is illegal. I've had it on two seperate cars for the last 6 years and have got pulled over a few times for other violations, but have never been told this. The county and registration sticker is about half covered, but you can still see it. Needless to say, It's an Iowa State cover, so I'm guessing the trooper is not a fan. I'm going to court to see if I can get it dropped because it should have been a fix-it warning instead of a 63 dollar ticket. So much for watching my speed.


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    Re: License plate cover conspiracy

    I'm just waiting for the first time a Maryland State Trooper gets behind me and notices mine covering things up...

    I put the Stickers on so they aren't covered by it, but it's not a Terapin or Redskins cover so it's bound to cause trouble down the road...


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    Re: License plate cover conspiracy

    Haven't you heard? The state needs money! Welcome to being useful to someone's job security.



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    Re: License plate cover conspiracy

    you should have bribed him/her with a jelly donut, that usually works to get out of a ticket. If you just throw the donut on the ground they are like a dog going after a ball. Then you just peel out of there.



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    Re: License plate cover conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Haven't you heard? The state needs money! Welcome to being useful to someone's job security.
    End of the month quotas I'm sure. Good thing he didn't ask me to pop the trunk, or he would have discovered my endangered prarie chicken smuggling ring.


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    Re: License plate cover conspiracy

    Lemme guess......State Trooper?

    Usually city cops don't give a rip about stupid stuff like that. If it was indeed a State Trooper, you're lucky you didn't have even a small hint of window tint, because he would have ticketed you for that too. And no front plate.....the STUPIDEST law of them all.



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    Re: License plate cover conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Lemme guess......State Trooper?

    Usually city cops don't give a rip about stupid stuff like that. If it was indeed a State Trooper, you're lucky you didn't have even a small hint of window tint, because he would have ticketed you for that too. And no front plate.....the STUPIDEST law of them all.

    No, but city cops do use it as an excuse to pull you over, especially in Marion...


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    Re: License plate cover conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Lemme guess......State Trooper?

    Usually city cops don't give a rip about stupid stuff like that. If it was indeed a State Trooper, you're lucky you didn't have even a small hint of window tint, because he would have ticketed you for that too. And no front plate.....the STUPIDEST law of them all.
    The windows on my car are sooooo illegal, I still cannot believe I have had them for 8 years and have not been pulled over yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Lemme guess......State Trooper?

    Usually city cops don't give a rip about stupid stuff like that. If it was indeed a State Trooper, you're lucky you didn't have even a small hint of window tint, because he would have ticketed you for that too. And no front plate.....the STUPIDEST law of them all.
    It was a trooper, and the ironic thing about it was he originally pulled me over because my tag wasn't current. The registration was, I just hadn't put the tag on yet. Funny how he could see it good enough to pull me over.


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    Re: License plate cover conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    The windows on my car are sooooo illegal, I still cannot believe I have had them for 8 years and have not been pulled over yet.
    You'll be ok in Ankeny...I had to remove mine in Ankeny after I got pulled over for doing 55 in a 35. The officer pretty much gave me a choice of speeding ticket or removing the tint. I accepted removing the tint. I had driven around Ankeny for 3 years with the dark tint before that.



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    Re: License plate cover conspiracy

    In Iowa it is a no no to have your county and tag even partially covered with a frame....its a law most dont know about and why would you as plenty of car dealerships will have frames on the car when you buy them that are against the law due to covering up that information. Its prety tacky to call someone on/pull someone over if thats their only driving offense thats for sure.



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    Re: License plate cover conspiracy

    I got pulled over once for the same thing. Funny thing was is I was just leaving a bar and had literally one drink the whole night and the cop kept telling me I was wasted. He made me take the full sobriety test and the whole time his partner kept telling him it was a waste of time and I was perfectly sober. After breezing through the test the guy says, 'well i just got this new breathalizer and want to try it out' and the other cop looks really annoyed like it's a waste of time. So I have to do the breathalizer and it is literall flickering back and forth between 0.00 and 0.01...



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    Re: License plate cover conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    It was a trooper, and the ironic thing about it was he originally pulled me over because my tag wasn't current. The registration was, I just hadn't put the tag on yet. Funny how he could see it good enough to pull me over.
    Then he had a legitimate reason for pulling you over in the first place. Giving you a ticket for the cover is a d-bag move to get something out of stopping you. He should've made you put the sticker on right there and sent you on your way.

    Troopers don't like the out of date stickers. I got pulled over once for that. Funny thing is I had put my sticker on the plate, but it had fallen off. The trooper didn't believe me. He gave me a ticket, which I got dismissed after I got a new sticker.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    Then he had a legitimate reason for pulling you over in the first place. Giving you a ticket for the cover is a d-bag move to get something out of stopping you. He should've made you put the sticker on right there and sent you on your way.

    Troopers don't like the out of date stickers. I got pulled over once for that. Funny thing is I had put my sticker on the plate, but it had fallen off. The trooper didn't believe me. He gave me a ticket, which I got dismissed after I got a new sticker.
    Not that I doubt you, but how did THAT happen? It usually takes a razor blade an disintegration of the old sticker just to get it off...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Not that I doubt you, but how did THAT happen? It usually takes a razor blade an disintegration of the old sticker just to get it off...
    I got a bad sticker. Seriously. When I got a replacement sticker, the woman said they must have gotten a bad batch because a bunch of people had the same thing happen. You're right that doesn't usually happen. I had a fun conversation with the trooper:

    Trooper: What happened to your registration sticker?
    Me: Isn't it on the license plate?
    Trooper: No.
    Me: Uh, I put it on. It must've fallen off.
    Trooper: That doesn't happen. Those don't just fall off.
    Me: It did.


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