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      03-07-2009, 02:24 AM   #1
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HID angels and Queens Midtown tunnel

So apparently HID angles are not good when driving through a checkpoint on your way into NYC. A couple of cops and armed guards were standing in the cash toll lane just looking for stuff to pull people over for. As I pull up the cop directs me to pull over to side. He then walks up to my window and asks "why are your high beams on?" I said they are not on. He looked at me puzzled and repeated his question. I then flipped the high beams on for him and said look here's my high beams. The look of confusion and embarrassment on the cops face was priceless. He then asked me why four lights are lit up on the front of my car. I had to try and explain those are just the DRLs all BMWs have four lights. I get the the same puzzled stare again. He then walks to the front of my car and notices no license plate and decides after embarrassing himself on the lights he can question me about the plate. He says "where's your plate?" I said there is no plate on the front, he says "I didn't ask that, I said where is your plate?" So I told him it was home cause there's no way to attach it to my car. I receive the same puzzled stare a third time. He then said he was going to let me of with no tickets but I'm not allowed to go through the tunnel. He directs around a cop car and says I have to use 59th st bridge instead. I never got kicked out of the tunnel before haha. Didn't think it was possible.

So HIDs aren't appreciated at traffic stops. But since they don't project forward they have never received a complaint from oncoming traffic.
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      03-07-2009, 02:27 AM   #2
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On a side note on the way back home I got into the tunnel and 7K+ RPM sounds sick with Eisenmann sports inside there with windows down.
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      03-07-2009, 08:14 AM   #3
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LMAO...good story...I wouldn't stop going through, btw why the cash lane NO EZPASS?
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On behalf of all police officers I would like to apologize for one of the 10%'rs.

Not allowed to go through the tunnel.......priceless........<shaking head slapping forehead>
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      03-07-2009, 09:09 AM   #5
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LoL banned from the tunnel, like he's going to be there everytime your coming/going. What an idiot.

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Sounds like someone needs to go through academy again.
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I just need to get an EZPASS. I just never bothered cause I don't go through tolls all that often. Usually my NYC trips are by bus or train since I don't like parking the ///M on the streets and garages are expensive.
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I just need to get an EZPASS. I just never bothered cause I don't go through tolls all that often. Usually my NYC trips are by bus or train since I don't like parking the ///M on the streets and garages are expensive.
Same case with me
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I love going threw the tunnels with nay nicely modded car its just amazing!
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I'm with Bx Tpr; every agency has these guys. I once saw a guy actually measure tread depth on a car he stopped.

I always wondered who in the Tri-State didn't have EZ-Pass....now I know
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hahah that's great man... dnt wry i get pulled over going though there every other time so i just take the bridge .,.....same reasons to lol..
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these cars are cop magnets...just accept that fact and live with it lol

if I know I'm going to be driving around and don't want any undue attention i just take my SUV lol
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They've been stepping up this "plate check" at the midtown tunnel recently. I just picked up a 911 Turbo and blamed the dealer for it. "Look officer, I have the plate right here, but the dealer won't have the new plate brackets in stock from Germany until next week. Just look at the two plugs in the front bumper where it's supposed to go." If he didn't like me before he stopped me, I'm pretty sure that he liked me less when I launched the car to make it out in front of a train of School Busses, because I didn't want to follow that procession through the tunnel for an hour. K24 Turbos at full boost through a Fabtech exhaust make a little bit of noise.
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