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Old 09-19-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
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Big day in court

Well guys today is my big day in traffic court. For those who havent read the previous threads it for riding with my doors off here in pennsylvania. Wish me luck. Hearing is at 230pm.

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Hey, good luck, man - fighting the good fight!
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UPS and other delivery trucks don't/can't drive with there doors off their either?

Did you get anywhere with the petition?
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I did not know you couldnt ride with doors off in PA.. Good to know since i live close to the line!

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Fascist pricks. Good luck. You will be fine.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:01 AM   #9
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Show up to court in the doorless jeep




I'll consider myself lucky since in my neck of the woods in Texas, they have other bigger priorities to worry about than stopping doorless jeepers. Heck I even took my doors off last week and a state trooper passed me in his crown vic and waved! I was baffled because I thought he was going to turn around and pull me over. I have never been stopped for having my doors off knock on wood
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #10
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I did not know you couldnt ride with doors off in PA.. Good to know since i live close to the line!

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Ive been driving mine with no top and doors for a couple years now with no problem here in PA. Also drove from Erie to Pittsburgh without doors and top this summer and no problem. They don't even look twice. The op just got the one cop who wasn't in a good mood lol
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #11
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Ive been driving mine with no top and doors for a couple years now with no problem here in PA. Also drove from Erie to Pittsburgh without doors and top this summer and no problem. They don't even look twice. The op just got the one cop who wasn't in a good mood lol
This guys never in a good mood. Same state trooper pulled me over 3xs
1 for tires past flairs so i removed spacers
2 warning for doors.
3 citation for doorS
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:57 AM   #12
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This guys never in a good mood. Same state trooper pulled me over 3xs
1 for tires past flairs so i removed spacers
2 warning for doors.
3 citation for doorS
He probably drives an H3. What a d*** move.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:02 PM   #13
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Interested to hear the outcome.
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I will follow up after the hearing
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:09 PM   #15
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Question, seeing as you were warned for the doors, why not put the doors back on until you were able to get an interpretation of the law from a judge, then carry that as proof for the next time this trooper pulled you over for it and avoid this whole mess? I like riding topless and doorless as much as any jeeper, but when a cop warns you that your not in compliance with the law, your playing with fire trying to show him up.

Not saying what happened to you was right, but as you can tell, police can and will write you up for tedious BS when they feel your disrespecting them, it's sad but it's the country we live in, we give these jobs to power hungry people every once in a while. Hope you win your case.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:09 PM   #16
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Make sure the judge understands that Jeep specifically made the Wrangler so its doors could be removed and left off while driving, just like some vehicles can have their tops removed. Heck you can even offer your Owners Manual as evidence where it explains how to disable the interior lights when the doors are off.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:19 PM   #17
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Make sure the judge understands that Jeep specifically made the Wrangler so its doors could be removed and left off while driving, just like some vehicles can have their tops removed. Heck you can even offer your Owners Manual as evidence where it explains how to disable the interior lights when the doors are off.
X2! Can show him the sticker on the top that says they only offer protection from the elements.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:28 PM   #18
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X2! Can show him the sticker on the top that says they only offer protection from the elements.
I can just see it now, some d*** outlawing jeeps because of this.. even though they prove to be safer then some other vehicles.
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Good luck, hope it goes well !
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:38 PM   #20
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Yeah here in SC the law reads all body parts must be inside vehicle at all times when in motion. I got a warning because my foot slipped off my peg with a cop side me. Didn't have anything to do with the doors.

They have a law about the tires being out side the flares? That's crazy.
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Yeah here in SC the law reads all body parts must be inside vehicle at all times when in motion. I got a warning because my foot slipped off my peg with a cop side me. Didn't have anything to do with the doors.

They have a law about the tires being out side the flares? That's crazy.

I drove one of my classic cars thru Nebraska and was told by a shop that my tires/wheels would not pass their annual inspection and that if an officer was board he could write me for it. Tires have to be covered in many states, most don't enforce it.
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Why don't motorcycles need doors and seat belts? Wtf.
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Why don't motorcycles need doors and seat belts? Wtf.
Because then they wouldn't be able to call them "motorcycles." They'd call them "cars."
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Well guys today is my big day in traffic court. For those who havent read the previous threads it for riding with my doors off here in pennsylvania. Wish me luck. Hearing is at 230pm.
Good luck let us know how it turns out
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Good luck! (guess you are in court now, since it's 2:34p). Give us a blow-by-blow transcript when you get back.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:44 PM   #26
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Good luck! (guess you are in court now, since it's 2:34p). Give us a blow-by-blow transcript when you get back.
X2 hope all is going well lol
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:49 PM   #27
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WOW! I hope the Judge sides with you. I live in PA and I'm about to purchase a Jeep and I wanted to ride with the top down and doors off but it looks like I won't be able to.
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Good Luck, looking forward to seeing the outcome.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #29
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I had no idea you couldnt ride with the doors off in PA. I was just thinking it would be great if the judge he gets owns a Jeep lol.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:08 PM   #30
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This guys never in a good mood. Same state trooper pulled me over 3xs
1 for tires past flairs so i removed spacers
2 warning for doors.
3 citation for doorS
^ this will not help your case, I mean he did warn you 2x before he started writing you tickets....good luck though, I always have my doors off!!! Post your results!

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