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      12-05-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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Be aware "LA driver"

Good morning. just wanted to share with LA drivers. let me say this first. I admit i violated law by putting tint on my front windows( very light 15%) it's my fault not putting the front plate.
I've been driving other cars for 10+ yrs w/ tint & no front license plate (SUV). no tickets.
i got my M3 E93 about 2 months ago. i drove by USC area and CHP pull me over. i stopped on a red light and CHP pull me over. CHP on surface street. anyway, he asked a few questions and lastly "is this your car?" i am an asian and look very young. i get carded every time. ya? he took ~15+ min to run my background check. i am pretty sure he was checking every possible background check. he must be thinking i am sort of a drug dealer or something. i had no tickets for last 5+ years. he came back to me and gave me "fix" ticket.
after that, i met up w/ my co-workers and told them about it. and one of the girl said "ya my friends got the same thing. so be careful" and other friend said he got a ticket while the car was parked. i guess CA/LA needs lots of money from their cops. either remove all illegal mods and drive down LA or avoid at all cost. i am little pissed (my fault) but i felt that they are catching people just to make their budget or goal. i am going to remove all my tint and put my front license plate by next week. ~$80 donation to my state. ya right...
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      12-05-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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LAPD/CHP has been desperately giving out the tickets since 3, 4 months ago. Maybe you haven't heard the SGV area, they have pulled over 150 cars in 4 hours!! like you said, the gov needs money!!
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      12-05-2009, 04:05 PM   #3
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but they are collecting tax like crazy. what are they doing w/ all the money? leave us alone. =)
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      12-11-2009, 05:23 PM   #4
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I get tickets all the time in Pasadena while my car is parked, for no front plate, tints etc. It is absurd, and I truly believe some Nazi's work for the city due to the outrageous parking stipulations they have.
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yah our cops in OC + CHP are going nuts these days, im thinking of going back to stock exhaust and putting front lic plates. the risk is to get cited for multiple things, i dont think it's worth it. while my car wont be as cool, but i'll still be able to drive
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I get tickets all the time in Pasadena while my car is parked, for no front plate, tints etc. It is absurd, and I truly believe some Nazi's work for the city due to the outrageous parking stipulations they have.
Makes me fucking sick! You have nothing better to be doing than writing people bull shit fix it tickets?!?!?!?!
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      12-11-2009, 08:10 PM   #7
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I just got pulled over yesterday afternoon in hollywood. license plate, tint, and exhaust. Literally pulled me over 10 feet away from my on ramp... I guess my car is going to get some plates and no more tint..
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Just be nice and polite and say - Excuse me sir, these fixit tickets...they just $15 a pop right + inspection? and have a HUGE smile on your face
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exactly how much is a fix it ticket for an exhaust or front plate?
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Yup their out in full effect...be safe and extra careful out there guys
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      12-12-2009, 05:46 AM   #11
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exactly how much is a fix it ticket for an exhaust or front plate?
Not sure, never been pulled over for it...*knock on wood*.
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Fix it tickets in California I believe are 15 dollars with inspection or you could pay the full fine and skip the inspection.

Unbelievable.. I was pulled over again today about 30 ft away from my home. 2 days in row and counting...
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      12-13-2009, 05:01 AM   #13
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Fix it tickets in California I believe are 15 dollars with inspection or you could pay the full fine and skip the inspection.

Unbelievable.. I was pulled over again today about 30 ft away from my home. 2 days in row and counting...
wow, pulled over for what? :/
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Not sure why u needed to mention you were asian. don't see what that has anything to do with it.
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I wouldn't say it's just a LA thing. The entire state of California is over budget again, so tickets are given left and right. It's a sad thing that we have to pay for the state's inability to keep under budget and overspend.
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      12-18-2009, 01:03 PM   #16
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i just got a letter from LA court. $50 fine + proof ($25/correctable item). The grand total comes out to be $100. I could buy lots of stuff w/ $100 these days. Drive safely guys.
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