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Old 11-08-09, 07:23 PM   #1
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I find this outrageous!!! Now i cant even hang my fusa and gintsuna!!

I think this is another way for cops to get money.

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Ermir Spahiu was pulled over by police for his window-mounted GPS unit. For Tina Ross, it was her handicapped placard. And Mark Hubbard was nailed for an air freshener. All three Illinois drivers were stopped for what they thought were innocent items placed near their windshields.

"It really threw me for a loop," said Hubbard, recalling his 2008 encounter with Rolling Meadows police over a 2-inch scented medallion that dangled from his rearview mirror.

An increasing number of drivers are being cited for windshield and window obstructions, which can include anything an officer deems to "materially obstruct" a driver's vision. The only exceptions are government-issued items such as I-PASS boxes and parking stickers.

Since 2004, the number of motorists stopped by state police for breaking the obscure law has jumped 91 percent. In 2004, about 20,000 drivers were warned or cited, most of them receiving warnings. This year, the number is expected to hit about 38,000.

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Old 11-08-09, 11:09 PM   #2
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um its always been like that.... its just that its rarely enforced..
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Yeah, it's been like that for years. I normally hear people get busted for it when they get pulled over for speeding.
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Its the same way out here in Cali.
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Yea, i can attest its always been this way. It just one of those things that makes it easier for cops to pull you over for late night...you know, when you're coming home from the bar.
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I had a friend get pulled over for this back in high school as probable cause. I can understand some obstructions, but a gps??? Sometimes, cops take things too far. Maybe the gps was under the mirror, but doubtful.
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yeah even for a GPS man..! thats retarted! i mean i can understand hanging a 8x9 photo on the rear view but these are like small objects
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You talk like a Fusa or a Kitsuna is small!!

It definitely obstructs your view... only rock em when you're hard parked at a show, not when you're driving.
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