When I got my new car I went out and bought protective license plate covers for my new license plates. They are a little tinted but you can see my license plates perfectly. When I got pulled over for having slightly tinted license plate covers I realized that laws like that are a waste of time and cops should worry about more important things.
I had an appointment to get a facial - it was a present from my parents for good grades. I rarely get such a treat so I was excited and I left extra early for the appointment.
As I was driving to my appointment that morning I spotted a cop car behind me. I got nervous, but I knew I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I was going the speed limit of 30mph but the cop was tailgating me, so I sped up to 33mph and sure enough the cop pulled me over.
I thought to myself that going three miles over the speed limit is hardly grounds for a speeding ticket. Two cops came up to my windows; one cop staring me down at my passenger side window; the other at my driver side window asking me for my license and registration. I was nervous but confident that I wasn’t doing anything illegal. The cop at my driver’s side window said to me, “Did you know your tinted license plate cover is illegal?” I told him no, I wasn’t nervous anymore but a little annoyed. I couldn’t believe I was getting pulled over for such a little thing. I was also hoping that I wasn’t going to get a ticket. So, I told him, “I’m sorry I’ll take them off when I get home.” He agreed with that and sent me on my way.
I was relieved he didn’t give me a ticket, but I also never intended on taking them off my license plate. Why do they sell them if they’re illegal. They shouldn’t even be illegal. Plus, I was moving to Los Angeles from Orange County in a few months and I didn’t think it would matter much. Getting pulled over for such a little thing like that, is just a waste of mine and everyone’s time. It’s ridiculous that stupid little things like that are...
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