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Old 31-May-2007, 08:25 AM
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headlights not on at 1am

soo a buddy of mine got pulled over the other night (1am) cop came up too the car said he didnt have his headlights on (only had the fog lights on) soo he turned them on (fully operational) then the cop gave him a ticket for $110 anyway around that in court because the lights work fine 100% just forgot too flick them on honest mistake....anyone?

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Old 31-May-2007, 09:51 AM
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I really dont believe that your actual headlights have to be on at night if your other auxillary lighting is visable from whatever distance it is and you the driver can see and have enough of the road lit up...I used to just use my "driving" lights on my 1st gen crx along with the parking lights and was never once hassled...check up the HTA for more info

just turn your headlights on at night tho...pretty simple
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Old 31-May-2007, 10:42 AM
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Your MR2 is from JPN?
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Old 31-May-2007, 08:00 PM
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Your MR2 is from JPN?
yep
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Old 31-May-2007, 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by Cynikal.Mindset
I really dont believe that your actual headlights have to be on at night if your other auxillary lighting is visable from whatever distance it is and you the driver can see and have enough of the road lit up...I used to just use my "driving" lights on my 1st gen crx along with the parking lights and was never once hassled...check up the HTA for more info

just turn your headlights on at night tho...pretty simple
fog lights are really bright and the rear of the car was lit up but the fogs were yellow and only have one setting hence the officer said they dont counts as lights? stupid policeeee

anyone know what could be said in court too get outta that ticket?
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Old 31-May-2007, 08:05 PM
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Originally posted by CRXXX


fog lights are really bright and the rear of the car was lit up but the fogs were yellow and only have one setting hence the officer said they dont counts as lights? stupid policeeee

anyone know what could be said in court too get outta that ticket?

Stupid policeman? No. Stupid you for using your fog lights as some sort of late night fashion accessory in lieu of the lighting system required by law.
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Old 31-May-2007, 08:32 PM
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Stupid policeman? No. Stupid you for using your fog lights as some sort of late night fashion accessory in lieu of the lighting system required by law.
ok buddy did i not say that it was a honest mistake we were parked at mcdonalds talking and then took off with only the fogs on and there bright enuff too see soo didnt realize the headlights wernt on....stupid you for making asumshons (sp?)
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Old 31-May-2007, 09:33 PM
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Marker's an idiot for "assuming".

Do a lil' research, but I'm pretty sure if you are stick to your honest plan, you should be okay.
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Old 31-May-2007, 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by CRXXX


ok buddy did i not say that it was a honest mistake we were parked at mcdonalds talking and then took off with only the fogs on and there bright enuff too see soo didnt realize the headlights wernt on....stupid you for making asumshons (sp?)

In other words, you're saying that he poses with just the fog lights/no headlights only when in parking lots, unlike the posers who drive with foglights/no headlights while out on the streets because they think it makes them look cool and "special" for some reason.

Sure thing....

The ticket is still valid though. The lights you use at times when headlights are required by law must meet the various requirements laid out in the HTA, and fogs, even factory fogs and auxilliary lights, do not make the cut.

The cop who gave your buddy the ticket wasn't being stupid" as you say for doing his job - but your buddy was for not ensuring his full lighting system was on when he hit the road.

Honest mistake or deliberate one, it was still a mistake, and mistakes get you tickets.
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Honest mistake or deliberate one, it was still a mistake, and mistakes get you tickets.
he's got a point there
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only turn them off when buying drugs.. other than that always have your headlights on, its the law kids..
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only turn them off when buying drugs.. other than that always have your headlights on, its the law kids..
lol..i leave em on then, less bait...hahahah
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just wanted too say went too court and the ticket got suspended didnt have too pay one pretty penny
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Old 14-Jun-2007, 03:47 AM
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beyond retarded for not having damn lights on at 1am. 0mgz th3 c00lz!!!!!
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