||04-04-2013 10:00 AM
Originally Posted by ml4wheeling
Just wanted to give some of my experience in the MD inspection. I bought my jeep and it had no carpet and KC light mounted under the windshield. Apparently MD inspection requires you to have everything the vehicle was sold with from the factory including CARPET! Now this could be a result of the guy doing my inspection having a bad day but I had to install carpet. I also had to remove the KC lights and the switch. I was pulled over in Frederick leaving the landfill with a trailer full of compost in my lifted truck with oversized tires and was quickly pulled over because my tarp was not covering the entire load in the trailer. Upon a further full inspection of my vehicle i was given a fix it ticket for my tires sticking out too far. I asked the officer what is acceptable and he said that the tops of the tires have to be covered by the fender. I am not sure if this is something they will just pull you over for or if it is one of those things they try to pile on you when the get you for something else. By the way NOTHING IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND IS FREE. That is the biggest lie!
Sounds like someone was bored or having a bad day... Generally cops let things like that go unless they can stick it in with something else. My dad is a retired cop and he said that most guys let stuff like that go, unless they are having a bad day or they may have gotten complaints about a similar looking car and they were investigating.
I got pulled over one because my tags were expiring in like a month (stickers were at home in the mail) and the lady told me thats why she ran my tags. So she pulls me over, asks me to stay in the car... Once 4 more cops arrive, one walks up to the door and starts talking to me asking for all my info. I give him my license and all and he goes through the typical thing... "is there anything illegal in your car"? I said No, just a small pocket knife in my center console. Lady comes back and asks me if this was my real name and birthdate... I said "unless my mom has been lying to me for 24 years", she didnt think that was very funny.
Turns out someone with a similar name had a warrant from 1974 and they were looking for him. I think this was in 2010 so, lets do the math thats a 36 year old warrant. I clearly dont even look 36 let alone enough to have a warrant out for Arson. Anyway, they did the whole search thing and questioned me up the ying yang. Part of me thinks it was a training exercise for some fresh pups or something. Cops will be cops. I got no issues with them except for the really cocky rookies who think a badge and a gun means there name tag says "God" all of the sudden. Sorry for the rant