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Title: A Useful Car Accessory
Post by: cosworth151 on August 19, 2020, 02:30:24 PM
I saw this decal on a Pontiac on Main Street in downtown Lancaster. It could have saved me a lot of time in my younger days.  ::)
Title: Re: A Useful Car Accessory
Post by: John S on August 19, 2020, 02:52:20 PM
Neat Cossie.  :good:

It's often puzzled me that your cops ask for registration docs, over here the most you get is "is this your car?", if no they ask who owns it. Still don't require paperwork unless there's a marker on the car in their system.

We've always been told, by the authorities, not to keep registration docs in car as it makes it easier if stolen to sell on.
Title: Re: A Useful Car Accessory
Post by: Jericoke on August 19, 2020, 03:33:13 PM
Neat Cossie.  :good:

It's often puzzled me that your cops ask for registration docs, over here the most you get is "is this your car?", if no they ask who owns it. Still don't require paperwork unless there's a marker on the car in their system.

We've always been told, by the authorities, not to keep registration docs in car as it makes it easier if stolen to sell on.

I've been pulled over twice in the USA.  Once I was borrowing my sister in law's minivan, and it had a burnt out headlight.  I was pulled over by a Michigan State Trooper, and I could not produce registration, the trooper was polite about it, and sent me on my way.

The other time I was in Buffalo for a hockey game.  The line up to get back to Canada literally went from the border to the parking lot at the arena.  We decided to drive to Niagara Falls to cross the border there, but our GPS got confused, and pulled over in a shitty part of Buffalo to get the GPS sorted out.  Police  were concerned we were sitting in an abandoned parking lot, and gave us a friendly escort to the nearest border crossing.
Title: Re: A Useful Car Accessory
Post by: lkjohnson1950 on August 19, 2020, 09:38:26 PM
Last time I was stopped he wanted License, registration and insurance card.
Title: Re: A Useful Car Accessory
Post by: monty on August 25, 2020, 04:06:42 PM
Only been stopped in the States once but it was a lasting memory. I was in a rental in Baltimore - I was going to dinner with a Floridian who I had met at a seminar. We were stopped because I didn't come to a complete stop at a stop line. It all went weird when my passenger announced to the cop that he was carrying a licenced concealed weapon.
I suddenly felt like I had been transported to a movie set! All good in the end, but for a naïve Brit. having a cop cover us with a gun while my passenger showed his weapon was completely different to anything I had witnessed in the UK!
Title: Re: A Useful Car Accessory
Post by: Scott on August 27, 2020, 02:27:22 PM
Only been stopped in the States once but it was a lasting memory. I was in a rental in Baltimore - I was going to dinner with a Floridian who I had met at a seminar. We were stopped because I didn't come to a complete stop at a stop line. It all went weird when my passenger announced to the cop that he was carrying a licenced concealed weapon.
I suddenly felt like I had been transported to a movie set! All good in the end, but for a naïve Brit. having a cop cover us with a gun while my passenger showed his weapon was completely different to anything I had witnessed in the UK!

How was dinner.  Did you ask the Floridian what he needed with a concealed gun?  ;)
Title: Re: A Useful Car Accessory
Post by: Scott on August 27, 2020, 02:28:47 PM
Last time I was stopped he wanted License, registration and insurance card.

That’s the standard in Canada too.  Was stopped once here in Switzerland and wasn’t asked for anything, just told me to fix the burned out running light.
Title: Re: A Useful Car Accessory
Post by: cosworth151 on August 27, 2020, 02:40:28 PM
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We've always been told, by the authorities, not to keep registration docs in car as it makes it easier if stolen to sell on.


We have two different documents here in the States. The registration shows that the license plates actually belong on that vehicle. We are required to carry that in the car/truck. Then there is a title that shows the ownership of the vehicle. That is the one that we leave at home (or in a lock box at the bank)

There used to be a popular aftermarket accessory that was a holder for the registration. It was made to go around the steering column. It was held on with a spring mechanism that could be popped of & handed to the of officer.

Title: Re: A Useful Car Accessory
Post by: Scott on August 27, 2020, 06:13:54 PM
“Used to be”...quite a few decades ago by the look of it  ;)
Title: Re: A Useful Car Accessory
Post by: lkjohnson1950 on August 27, 2020, 06:43:48 PM
My Dad used those all the time. Sold them in his garage.
Title: Re: A Useful Car Accessory
Post by: Alianora La Canta on September 11, 2020, 09:15:41 AM
I've been in vehicles that have been stopped 3 times. Once for a non-functional headlight, once because someone had flagged the vehicle by mistake, the other for reasons I never managed to establish. (I do know that I've never been in a vehicle where the driver got fined by a police officer, only by an automated camera for speeding).

The first of these did involve checking the registration document, but that was because the driver said they'd just bought the car, and the check was because that's the one time a British police officer would expect registration documents to be carried in the car (when ownership is transferred, so are the registration documents).
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