Originally Posted by SilverBuffalo
Regarding the guy with the RTP.
he might be able to get away with that in Indiana but certainly not in California and Florida.
I purchased a couple of used police Harley Davidson's (one 65 and one 66FLH)
at an auction when I lived in the Los Angeles area back in the mid 70's
it wasn't long after that I painted them,
a law was passed forbidding anyone to drive/ride a vehicle that resembled a police vehicle.
because of (I think?) the "hillside strangler" or some other nutcase
who used a cop bike/car to pull over and murder his victims
Some years later I was "pulled over" in Dunedin Florida because the front fender light on my 66HD was blue,
and you're not allowed to have anything that resembles a police vehicle.
once I cleared the "background check" he let me go with a warning and a promise
because I produced a screw driver and removed the bulb "on the spot"
This was a cop with a good attitude and a sense of humor,
he had pulled us over in front of a bar and his parting "comment" was:
you guy's are heroes here,
you could probably go in there and get anything you want.
It wasn't until a couple of years later that I understood his sarcasm, it was the town's "gay" bar!
I respectfully disagree, both of those riders would be ok in Florida, or at least if I was on patrol and saw them. They are exercising their first amendment. Maybe not the smart way, but honestly, cops have better things to do then stop people with Polite on the windshield.
You got stop because you had blue lights on your vehicle. There is a statue for that.
The 2009 Florida Statutes
MOTOR VEHICLES Chapter 316
STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL View Entire Chapter
316.2397 Certain lights prohibited; exceptions.--
(1) No person shall drive or move or cause to be moved any vehicle or equipment upon any highway within this state with any lamp or device thereon showing or displaying a red or blue light visible from directly in front thereof except for certain vehicles hereinafter provided.
Also in Florida you can have the colors of the Highway patrol.
The 2009 Florida Statutes
MOTOR VEHICLES Chapter 321
HIGHWAY PATROL View Entire Chapter
321.03 Imitations prohibited; penalty.--It shall be unlawful for any person or persons in the state to color or cause to be colored any motor vehicle or motorcycle the same or similar color as the color or colors so prescribed for the Florida Highway Patrol. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section or s. 321.02 with respect to uniforms, emblems, motor vehicles and motorcycles shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shall employ such clerical help and mechanics as may be necessary for the economical and efficient operation of such department.
History.--s. 3, ch. 19551, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 4151(617); s. 3, ch. 20451, 1941; ss. 24, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 206, ch. 71-136.