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Author Topic: Talking while driving still legal?  (Read 8552 times)
KI4SDY
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« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2010, 06:35:18 AM »

New York is a Communist country that also does not allow out of state CWPs. New York Officers also detain (temporarily) retired LEOs with identification that are carrying their firearms. That is why I never go to New York! If you live in New York, pay their draconian high taxes and submit to their socialism, you only have yourself to blame and deserve to be herded around like cattle and told what you can and can't do.  Angry

Move to New Hampshire, you will have a lot more freedom and be a lot happier!  Grin
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KA2UUP
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« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2010, 09:54:43 AM »

I wonder what the heck does that have to do with distracted driving...but I digress.

Yes, that is the problem:  Different laws, different interpretations of the laws by the cops, especially those that don't know no better, like the Barney Fife types we have in some towns in MA and NH.

The point is, a well written law and an educated law enforcement community is the key to avoid problems.  However, that is not the real world we live in.

So, y'all be careful out there, ye hear?Huh

73 DE Bert @ KA2UUP 
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KI4SDY
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« Reply #62 on: October 07, 2010, 07:06:04 PM »

You answered your own question!  Wink
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KC8OYE
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« Reply #63 on: October 07, 2010, 09:23:42 PM »

buddy of mine was stopped by local police.. he had scanner in the car.. cop told him he couldn't have it (Michigan doesn't allow scanners in vehicles except with a permit and a few other exceptions)
he pulled out a copy of the (I think it was FCC) rules that said Ham's were considered Public service and allowed to have scanners..
the cop took him to jail, confiscated all his radio equipment.

my buddy got a hold of his lawyer.. and the police quickly changed their position and let him go and gave him his car and radios back.
I'm not sure if he ever did actually sue them or not ...

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KI4SDY
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« Reply #64 on: October 08, 2010, 06:00:17 AM »

He should have sued them. That is the only way you can fix stupid!  Roll Eyes

A local Mother here recently sued the local Sheriff's office in a mistaken identity arrest in a stolen identity theft case. In other words, they arrested the victim and treated her to a strip search thinking it was the perpetrator. Her address on her driver's license was that of the victim, of course, because she was the victim. No effort to call her husband to verify her identity either. The jury awarded her $100,000! As far as I am concerned, that wasn't enough, because there have been reoccurring incidents here of false arrests and searches without warrants. A million dollar law suit usually reminds them who they work for and the oath they took to uphold the constitution.

On a good note, they don't bother the local hams using their mobile radios, they work with them.  Grin    
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