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08-24-2013 01:07 AM
Kimi725
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Originally Posted by Batjeep09 View Post
My understanding is as long as its visible. So if the officer walks up and can see it, your fine. Just be polite and don't piss them off. Besides, why would ya get pulled over? It's not like we can speed in our flying bricks! Lol
LMAO @ flying bricks. OMG some of the stuff I see here just makes my day.
08-19-2013 08:16 AM
superstroked Never had a problem with mine. They have a "check point" under on of the u-turn overpasses by my house and i go by them all the time.
08-19-2013 12:16 AM
Batjeep09 I have mine side by side in lower-ish left corner. I left a tad bit of space to see my left fender. It kind sucks having them more or less "in front" but they are low enough they no longer bother me.
05-01-2013 01:07 AM
TomStev
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Originally Posted by JKUKnight View Post
I have my registration sticker in the top left of the windshield and the inspection in the bottom left. Haven't had any issues with it that configuration.

My official justification (should its legality come into question) is that placing them side-by-side or even arranged with one above the other and jammed into the lower left corner is that it can obstruct the driver's view of the road. That's what I'm sticking with...
I hear you, the way the window is setup vs other vehicles it causes a major safety issue. Even makes it hard to see at parking lot cross walks. I had the same questions so I asked a buddy at DPS and shoes him the same thing. He told me legally they have to be on the bottom drivers dr and I believe it's registration above inspection. He said I could move them to the top If I wanted but it give other officers in a bad mood a reason to pull you over and if they are in a really bad mood, ticket you with the ticket stipulation you being in court with proof you have corrected the offense. :-/
04-29-2013 11:21 AM
JKUKnight I have my registration sticker in the top left of the windshield and the inspection in the bottom left. Haven't had any issues with it that configuration.

My official justification (should its legality come into question) is that placing them side-by-side or even arranged with one above the other and jammed into the lower left corner is that it can obstruct the driver's view of the road. That's what I'm sticking with...
03-31-2013 01:18 PM
GunToter As a LEO, It's not a problem for me. The KCs on mine blocked the stickers for the most part, but not completely. I planned on moving them over and putting them side by side along the bottom of the windshield......then my KCs were stolen!

From what I have read the only 'requirement' is that they are no further than 1" from each other. I remember also reading, although I dont remember the exact wording, is for them to be in the lower driver's side corner.

Mirrors: State law requires at least one mirror with visibility of 200' or roadway behind you. Rearview mirror covers that unless you have a giant spare or have it mounted high. So side mirrors are not required, but nice to have.
Being a Jeeper, I guess I'm a little biased, but I wouldnt stop anybody for their stickers blocked by their lights as long as they are at least semi visible. Most of us who work city or county are too busy to mess with something that 'trivial'. The Highway boys are the ones who would be more likely to stop you for it.

If nothing else, an officer does stop you for it, he'd most likely just tell you to remove or relocate the light as long as your stickers are not expired. Some brackets mount the lights lower and more outside than others. If it becomes a problem (I highly doubt) that can be one option, or to use a smaller light such as the LED Duallys.

All in all, to be safe, next time you register/inspect move the stickers side by side, bottom of windshield, and a little closer to center just out from behind the light.

But this is just one Officer's view. Officer discretion plays a part in it all.
03-30-2013 11:21 AM
silverJK I have the kc lights blocking and the police said no problem. I'm in dallas texas
03-30-2013 09:24 AM
hookemhorns_98 If view of the stickers is obstructed you can be pulled over for it. Shouldn't be a big deal if they're up to date. I'd suggest moving them higher on the windshield, or further to the right side by side.
03-12-2013 01:03 PM
rketr Would agree that it is likely up to the discretion of the officer in question. I don't think there is a problem since you aren't purposely blocking the stickers (like a license plate cover could do) -- they are still visible if you adjust your orientation, however they could see the lights as an obstruction.

Anybody know if it is ok to place the stickers higher up on the windshield?

Also, found that only a single mirror is required on a vehicle.

The only problem with asking an officer if something is legal, is that they likely may not know. I had questions about my ride (mirror, doors off, single or dual reverse lights required, full hydraulic steering, etc) and asked 9 different cops and 8 different state inspection companies. Most said they didn't know. Some gave one answer, while others gave another. Ended up reading through the state codes (a few times to make sense of 'em). > Here < is the main website to begin researching.

(btw, the answers are: single mirror ok, doors off ok, single reverse light ok, full hydro ok (not specifically a yes, but not specifically a no))
03-10-2013 07:13 PM
Tweak I love seeing cops try to look at my stickers while im driving. between the base decals, inspection, registration, ohv tags, I have a lot going on in that corner. my next OHV tag is going somewhere else...
03-10-2013 04:17 PM
Benjy When I got to TX with my DE tags, I found a cop stopped in a parking lot, already had the top & doors off and asked him about having the doors off, side view mirrors, etc... He was very cool about it and appreciated me getting the side view mirrors. He didn't know for sure if the side view mirrors were needed or not, I just like having them.

The point of this is, just find a cop and ask him. I'd also have the next sticker moved further towards the middle of the windshield next time you have either sticker put on.

Good luck!
03-08-2013 03:29 PM
TXST8tj It doesn't cover the sticker from all angles, just some. If it was something like license plate surrounds that cover "TEXAS", that would be another story.
03-08-2013 12:35 PM
jeepers29 Police use expired inspection stickers as a reason to pull people over all the time. My guess is if they can't see it, as the pass you, they can pull you over. Probably won't get a ticket but still would be a hassle.
03-08-2013 08:53 AM
Batjeep09 My understanding is as long as its visible. So if the officer walks up and can see it, your fine. Just be polite and don't piss them off. Besides, why would ya get pulled over? It's not like we can speed in our flying bricks! Lol
03-08-2013 08:46 AM
JKUKnight
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Originally Posted by Chef-j View Post
I dont think so. But im sure cops can pull you over for that if they having bad day lol. Just like front license plate...
Cool. I'm going to research some texas laws and see what I can find. I'll post it on here if anything comes up.

Thanks again!
03-08-2013 08:07 AM
Chef-j I dont think so. But im sure cops can pull you over for that if they having bad day lol. Just like front license plate...
03-08-2013 07:34 AM
JKUKnight
Flood lights blocking State Stickers???

Anyone in Texas know if installation of flood lights (installed in front of the A-post of the windshield) are legal if they block the view of the inspection/registration stickers?

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