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Old 08-01-2010, 08:11 PM   #26
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I thought it was my understanding that as long as the vehicle itself is registered in said state (to stick to the example the car is registered in Nevada with Nevada plates) that because the window tint is legal in Nevada you can't be cited for it in California during your visit. I may be incorrect on that but to use a personal example I had a friend of mine who moved to Arizona and registered is SRT10 in AZ with his new address. He came back to CA to pickup the last of his stuff and was pulled over for window tint however after the officer noticed the car was registered in Arizona he let him go and just told him to watch his windows during his visit here. Anyone in the line of work to give us a final ruling on this? (i.e. law enforcement officers whether it be City, County, or State?)
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:27 PM   #27
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I thought it was my understanding that as long as the vehicle itself is registered in said state (to stick to the example the car is registered in Nevada with Nevada plates) that because the window tint is legal in Nevada you can't be cited for it in California during your visit. I may be incorrect on that but to use a personal example I had a friend of mine who moved to Arizona and registered is SRT10 in AZ with his new address. He came back to CA to pickup the last of his stuff and was pulled over for window tint however after the officer noticed the car was registered in Arizona he let him go and just told him to watch his windows during his visit here. Anyone in the line of work to give us a final ruling on this? (i.e. law enforcement officers whether it be City, County, or State?)
See thats the way I understand it. But I'm guessing its only if you're just visiting/under a few months. If you have recently moved and its registered out of state I'm sure they have a time frame or grace period for when you need to become state compliant if your vehicle will be permanently in the state.
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Old 08-14-2010, 03:46 AM   #28
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I recently purchased 3040 KRAG from a collector that I sold it 2 years ago. Kept rifle and ammo in trunk w/rifle unloaded....that was right? Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:32 PM   #29
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What about tinted tailights, legal or not?
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:51 PM   #30
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What about tinted tailights, legal or not?
depends on how dark you go.

if you black them out to where they're only visible at night, you're gonna get busted by the fuzz.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:06 PM   #31
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Ohh, alright cool. Thanks.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:49 PM   #32
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I recently purchased 3040 KRAG from a collector that I sold it 2 years ago. Kept rifle and ammo in trunk w/rifle unloaded....that was right? Thanks!
I would ask someone who knows the gun laws here in California. I believe as long as the firearm is unloaded and transported in a locked container then you are okay. But this is a Camaro forum.. so yeah...
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:16 PM   #33
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whaty about the headlight armor stealth smoke taillights? I heard there fine, any one no for sure?
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:24 PM   #34
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whaty about the headlight armor stealth smoke taillights? I heard there fine, any one no for sure?
They can issue fix-it tickets for it but would probably only ticket you during the day since the taillights are clearly visible at night...I know here in Bakersfield the Police only use tinted lights as an excuse to pull you over if they suspect you've been drinking but in all reality (even though they really don't) laws will vary by your location as far as what they'll ticket you for. Hope this helps a little...
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:41 PM   #35
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Been reaserching for a cam but the Calif regs is making it really rediculas. Taking the car to SD Sat to get the wheels powder coated matt black and a Victory Red pin stripe too. You probably @ SEMA having a better time than me!!! Enjoy.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:13 PM   #36
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From the CHP website regarding the transportation of firearms.......in your Camaro!

California law does not recognize concealed weapon permits from other states; therefore, they would not be held valid. If you wish to transport a handgun during your California visit, it should be carried unloaded in a locked container. In the absence of a suitable container, you may secure the unloaded handgun in the locked trunk of a passenger car. Ammunition may be kept in the same container or trunk, but the handgun must remain unloaded with no rounds in the cylinder and no loaded magazines in the magazine well.

I'll try to find the exact vehicle code for this as well.

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Although, in CA it is "legal" to open carry correct?
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:39 PM   #37
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You can open carry so long as gun is NOT loaded. But then every cop who sees you is going to aggressively stop you to find out why you're carrying and to verify the status of your gun (loaded or not).
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:47 PM   #38
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wassup brotha?! good to see you on here....glad to know you've got a camaro as well. sweet!
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:59 PM   #39
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You can open carry so long as gun is NOT loaded. But then every cop who sees you is going to aggressively stop you to find out why you're carrying and to verify the status of your gun (loaded or not).
If I remember right not only does the gun have to be NOT loaded but the ammo itself actually has to be outside the reach of the driver...please correct me if I'm wrong on that because it wouldn't be the first time
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:58 PM   #40
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If I remember right not only does the gun have to be NOT loaded but the ammo itself actually has to be outside the reach of the driver...please correct me if I'm wrong on that because it wouldn't be the first time
We're talking about two different things..... by "open carry", I was referring to the act of carrying a gun on your person in a holster NOT CONCEALED.

I believe you are referring to transporting a firearm in a vehicle. Ammo can be carried in the cab, within reach but the firearm MUST be UNLOADED and either locked in the trunk or in a lockable box if in the cab.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:33 PM   #41
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What about tinted tailights, legal or not?
Rod2010 was nailed this past week for some vinyl flames on his tail lights. Maybe he will see this and post a close up of the picture. I would be interested in finding the wording for his violation to see if there's a certain size that the taillights must be.

26101. No person shall sell or offer for sale for use upon or as part of the equipment of a vehicle, nor shall any person use upon a vehicle, any device that is intended to modify the original design or performance of any lighting equipment, safety glazing material, or other device, unless the modifying device meets the provisions of Section 26104. This section does not apply to a taillamp or stop lamp in use on or prior to December 1, 1935, or to lamps installed on authorized emergency vehicles.
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Advised 24004 v.c. can not drive car unless tail lights corrected.

cited for 26101 v.c. rear taillights black covers. (Ya maybe it's 26701)

5200 v.c. front plate req.
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The laws for license plate and how they must be mounted.

V C Section 5200 Display of License Plates

Display of License Plates

5200. (a) When two license plates are issued by the department for use upon a vehicle, they shall be attached to the vehicle for which they were issued, one in the front and the other in the rear.

(b) When only one license plate is issued for use upon a vehicle, it shall be attached to the rear thereof , unless the license plate is issued for use upon a truck tractor, in which case the license plate shall be displayed in accordance with Section 4850.5.
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V C Section 5201 Positioning of Plates

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5201. License plates shall at all times be securely fastened to the vehicle for which they are issued so as to prevent the plates from swinging, shall be mounted in a position so as to be clearly visible, and shall be maintained in a condition so as to be clearly legible. The rear license plate shall be mounted not less than 12 inches nor more than 60 inches from the ground, and the front license plate shall be mounted not more than 60 inches from the ground, except as follows:

(a) The rear license plate on a tow truck or repossessor’s tow vehicle may be mounted on the left-hand side of the mast assembly at the rear of the cab of the vehicle, not less than 12 inches nor more than 90 inches from the ground.

(b) The rear license plate on a tank vehicle hauling hazardous waste, as defined in Section 25117 of the Health and Safety Code, or asphalt material may be mounted not less than 12 inches nor more than 90 inches from the ground.

(c) The rear license plate on a truck tractor may be mounted at the rear of the cab of the vehicle, but not less than 12 inches nor more than 90 inches from the ground.

(d) The rear license plate of a vehicle designed by the manufacturer for the collection and transportation of garbage, rubbish, or refuse that is used regularly for the collection and transportation of that material by any person or governmental entity employed to collect, transport, and dispose of garbage, rubbish, or refuse may be mounted not less than 12 inches nor more than 90 inches from the ground.

(e) The rear license plate on a two-axle livestock trailer may be mounted 12 inches or more, but not more than 90 inches, from the ground.

(f) A covering shall not be used on license plates except as follows:

(1) The installation of a cover over a lawfully parked vehicle to protect it from the weather and the elements does not constitute a violation of this subdivision. Any peace officer or other regularly salaried employee of a public agency designated to enforce laws, including local ordinances, relating to the parking of vehicles may temporarily remove so much of the cover as is necessary to inspect any license plate, tab, or indicia of registration on a vehicle.

(2) The installation of a license plate security cover is not a violation of this subdivision if the device does not obstruct or impair the recognition of the license plate information, including, but not limited to, the issuing state, license plate number, and registration tabs, and the cover is limited to the area directly over the top of the registration tabs. No portion of a license plate security cover shall rest over the license plate number.

A casing, shield, frame, border, product, or other device that obstructs or impairs the reading or recognition of a license plate by an electronic device operated by state or local law enforcement, an electronic device operated in connection with a toll road, high-occupancy toll lane, toll bridge, or other toll facility, or a remote emission sensing device, as specified in Sections 44081 and 44081.6 of the Health and Safety Code, shall not be installed on, or affixed to, a vehicle.

(h) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that an accommodation be made to persons with disabilities and to those persons who regularly transport persons with disabilities, to allow the removal and relocation of wheelchair lifts and wheelchair carriers without the necessity of removing and reattaching the vehicle's rear license plate. Therefore, it is not a violation of this section if the reading or recognition of a rear license plate is obstructed or impaired by a wheelchair lift or wheelchair carrier and all of the following requirements are met:

(A) The owner of the vehicle has been issued a special identification license plate pursuant to Section 5007, or the person using the wheelchair that is carried on the vehicle has been issued a distinguishing placard under Section 22511.55.

(B) (i) The operator of the vehicle displays a decal, designed and issued by the department, that contains the license plate number assigned to the vehicle transporting the wheelchair.

(ii) The decal is displayed on the rear window of the vehicle, in a location determined by the department, in consultation with the Department of the California Highway Patrol, so as to be clearly visible to law enforcement.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a decal is displayed pursuant to this subdivision, the requirements of this code that require the illumination of the license plate and the license plate number do not apply.

(3) The department shall adopt regulations governing the procedures for accepting and approving applications for decals, and issuing decals, authorized by this subdivision.

(4) This subdivision does not apply to a front license plate.

Amended Sec. 2, Ch. 626, Stats. 2003. Effective January 1, 2004.
Amended Sec. 6, Ch. 650, Stats. 2004. Effective January 1, 2005.
Amended Sec. 1, Ch. 273, Stats. 2007. Effective January 1, 2008.
Amended Sec. 107, Ch. 307, Stats. 2009. Effective January 1, 2010.
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It's not legal to modify tail lights. he was cited for 26101 VC
No person shall sell or offer for sale for use upon or as part of the equipment of a vehicle, nor shall any person use upon a vehicle, any device that is intended to modify the original design or performance of any lighting equipment, safety glazing material, or other device, unless the modifying device meets the provisions of 26104.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:12 AM   #46
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It's not legal to modify tail lights. he was cited for 26101 VC
No person shall sell or offer for sale for use upon or as part of the equipment of a vehicle, nor shall any person use upon a vehicle, any device that is intended to modify the original design or performance of any lighting equipment, safety glazing material, or other device, unless the modifying device meets the provisions of 26104.
:( Oh well! It's the front plate that bothers me most. I'm gonna remove it 4 runs.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:00 PM   #47
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Upcoming Laws in 2011 - California

Greetings fellow Camaro owners in California (and surrounding States)...

I am hearing rumblings through work that the State of California is getting ready to unleash some new smog requirements in 2011. Apparently they are going to be fairly stringent (and generate money for cash strapped Calee-fone-ia). I am trying to research and nail down where these new laws are at in the bureaucratic process. I hear they are being driven by the CARB. One of the fleet managers I work with says it is going to crimp the aftermarket because of the restrictions. If anyone hears/knows more please post.
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:14 AM   #48
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Greetings fellow Camaro owners in California (and surrounding States)...

I am hearing rumblings through work that the State of California is getting ready to unleash some new smog requirements in 2011. Apparently they are going to be fairly stringent (and generate money for cash strapped Calee-fone-ia). I am trying to research and nail down where these new laws are at in the bureaucratic process. I hear they are being driven by the CARB. One of the fleet managers I work with says it is going to crimp the aftermarket because of the restrictions. If anyone hears/knows more please post.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:03 PM   #49
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Yeah many people get away with it just fine. But they can always use it to pull you over.




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It's called "probable cause".......
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See thats the way I understand it. But I'm guessing its only if you're just visiting/under a few months. If you have recently moved and its registered out of state I'm sure they have a time frame or grace period for when you need to become state compliant if your vehicle will be permanently in the state.
If a person moves into California with their personal property (including out of state registered vehicles), that person has 10 business days to report that change of address to the California DMV.

so, if you're driving a car with out of state plates and you tell the officer, you're living in California, you are subject to getting scratched for failing to report a change of address within the specified time period.

Believe me, there are enough sections in the Vehicle Code to develop enough probable cause for any officer to stop/cite, stop/warn, stop/cite/arrest, stop/cite tow, etc. etc. Although most traffic guys have one specific mission in mind, most officers typically use the vehicle code as a means of picking and choosing who they want to stop.

For example, the Paul Buzzo Act, throwing a lit object out of your car is a good one. Littering, the only thing that you can throw out of your car or from the bed of a truck is water or feathers and that's it. And the list goes on.

It's all about attitude and your presentation during the stop.
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