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By January 31, 2013

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Driving around with a broken tail light or turn signal is illegal. Just think of the movie scene where the otherwise uncatchable mobster is pulled over for having a broken tail light, and that's when they discover the body in the trunk! Hopefully there's nothing in your trunk but groceries, but if your car or truck suffers some tail light destruction, you could try this. Only in desperation should you drive down the road with your car's rear end in such a state of disgrace, but sometimes you've no choice. Get out the tail light repair tape.
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February 5, 2013 at 12:53 pm
(1) halleloucu says:

I think the Police ought to give a warning for a “Fix it Ticket” that’s what they call it down here. If they write you up you have to get it fixed (DAH) and then take it to a police station and have them sign off on it . Then you go downtown to seee the Clerk of the Court and by the time your down it;s over $125. Just another way to make $$ off the workin man. They will even write you for a tag light being out. I ask, Do you check all your lights and tires every trip you take? I’ll answer it for you. NO!!

February 5, 2013 at 11:39 pm
(2) Craiger says:

Simple question. If it’s an older car you won’t keep much longer, use the red plastic tape in a cheap repair kit to stay legal. If you will be driving the car for a few more years, buy a lens from a salvage yard for a few bucks. If you can’t find one that way, bite the bullet and buy one from a dealer or maybe get a better deal online.

Any other way and you are a red flag driving down the road begging to be stopped by the cops, who wants that?

February 9, 2013 at 6:53 am
(3) bakerjohn says:

One should get a warning ticket for a none working light, I remember getting one one time when I knew my light was not working the officer gave me a ticket I had 24 hrs to fix it and turn the ticket in at the Police Station showing it was fixed or I was going to get a fine.
Some years later I was driving downtown NOT knowing that my headlight was not working a C.O.P. saw this as I was stopped at a traffic light and waved me over and proceeded to give me a fine for having a None working headlight trying to get out of the fine with a warning I mentioned a friend of mine got a warning for just such a thing (not mentioning it had happened to me a few years prior) the Constable said that it was his choice to fine me. Lights burn out at anytime on a dark street one might notice a burned out headlight but on a downtown street a driver can’t tell if one of the Headlights is not working , I think a warning ticket should be automatic with a 24 or 48 hour limit to show it has been repaired.

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