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Pulled over for plow being to wide

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by dsplow, Jan 18, 2012.

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  1. dsplow

    dsplow Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I got pulled over for my plow being to wide. I have a 7-1/2 meyer with pro wings. I had plow angled back to driver side. state cop said I was only allowed 8' 6" width, plow measured 9' 2" straight end to end. got $100 ticket Does this sound Wrong .:mad:
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    If you were indeed angled then you were in the right as long as you are under that legal measurement
     
  3. Woodenshoe

    Woodenshoe Member
    Messages: 84

    Yup, sounds wrong if you for sure had it angled all the way. But I would not get in a pissing match with a trooper on the side of the road. Do some research (maybe look up the specific law for which he issued the ticket) then decide if its worth fighting.
     
  4. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,874

    Nope they measure possible width around here...Suck it up and just be happy he didn't write anymore tickets.
     
  5. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    sounds to me theres not alot of crime there . our state pd is way too busy chasing bad guys here . what a joke
     
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,496

    I just posted the other day about how wide some guys are driving around with wings on. Everybody just ignored it for the most part.:rolleyes:
     
  7. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    when the flakes are flying , it dont matter . But when it's sunny and 49* , your on your own .
     
  8. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Michigan is in a world of hurt. County mounty, city boys and especially (state police) have a certain amount of tickets that need written.. Chalk it up to wrong place, wrong time..

    Here's a story my father drives a semi for 7up he was going Northbound and a off duty trooper tried to call other troopers to pull him over. Stating he was driving reckless because he passed the cop in semi doing 67mph while the trooper was on phone.
    This officer I mean (ass) went as far as calling his 7up boss (had trailer #) and said ;Quote ''If I could off pulled him over I'd give him 6 points on license''. welcome to Hell Michigan..!
     
  9. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985



    Welcome to Michigan......I thought you were only allowed 8 Foot....:help:

    Anyway....They will sell you a Permit per county for i Think $110....That will cover you for the over width....But at $110 per county it starts to add up....
     
  10. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    Terrible . Thats that liberal non-capitalist thinking mentality. Hemay just need to spread his wealth more .
     
  11. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    When I hear about police forces being cut I feel awful...:drinkup:
     
  12. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    thats why we have a right to bear arms . I feel safe in my home .
     
  13. JB1

    JB1 Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    just make a campaign donation to the local prosecutor.
     
  14. MRHORSEPOWER1

    MRHORSEPOWER1 Member
    Messages: 82

    What are they gonna do if you had 9' hiniker scoop plow mounted on....
     
  15. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    If he said 8'6" max width, than go and angle your blade like it was, put a 2'x4' on the angled in sideso you can get a true width measurement. If you're still over pay the ticket, if not, take some pics and go to the court date and plead your case if its worth it for the $100 or principle
     
  16. WRIGHTWAY

    WRIGHTWAY Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    If it’s not over 8-6 Take measurements and photos and have your day in court. I am not against law enforcement in any way but possible is not a factual term. You ether are or are not breaking the law it’s possible for me to rob a bank but until I have don so I have not broken any laws
     
  17. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    Thats probably part of the issue, I believe here if your plow is one 72hrs after a storm its illegal -__-
     
  18. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I'd like to see that in writing. :rolleyes:
     
  19. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Well lets not be stupid here.

    If you open the doors on the truck you'd be to wide as well.
     
  20. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    If I can find it I will post it.
     
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