E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > BMW Regional Forums > Regional Forums > California

California
Have you seen another BMW while driving around in your area? Maybe you can find their car in the E46Fanatics Garage!
Northern California Southern California

If you don't have your garage setup, sign up today HERE

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 14 votes, 4.71 average.
Old 03-20-2009, 12:52 AM   #3481
mkodama
Registered User
 
mkodama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 33,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by realcompm3 View Post
what are the laws on laser jamers, like these lets say:


http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i194/djnavid/ee-1.jpg
What's the point?

I mean, the cop is gonna see the speeds of all the passing cars, and it's gonna be like 66, 67, 70, 69, 72, and then you go by and the laser speed detector suddenly reads ERROR.

Also you can watch on the 4ngiefest video on the Leistung Motorwere website and at the end of the vid they get a speeding ticket verified by laser and their laser jammer didn't do anything.

But as for laws, it depends state by state. Some states allow it, others like CA don't.
__________________

mkodama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 01:18 AM   #3482
Hellishness
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bay area
Posts: 586
My Ride: Interlagos M3 ZCP
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenxeyezz View Post
Laser Jammers are 100% illegal in California. Other states may have different laws on that, Radar Detectors ARE legal in California, but again, may be different for other states.
slightly opposite meanings....what exactly were u getting at?
and wow this threads at 175 pages...is that the longest? i know that the pro deteiler one goes to like 120
__________________

'06 IB M3
2 E30 Verts
Hellishness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 01:34 AM   #3483
BMW_Matt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 13,066
My Ride: Has AWD
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkodama View Post

Also you can watch on the 4ngiefest video on the Leistung Motorwere website and at the end of the vid they get a speeding ticket verified by laser and their laser jammer didn't do anything.

But as for laws, it depends state by state. Some states allow it, others like CA don't.
HOWEVER, the company will pay for the ticket if you get laser and it gets past it. (There disclaimer says something about you couldn't be in school zone, and couldn't be going over 20 or 30 over(can't remember)), however in cali they're ILLEGAL
BMW_Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 01:16 PM   #3484
frobie15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fres-YES, CA
Posts: 3,743
My Ride: has a door star
Send a message via AIM to frobie15
Quote:
Originally Posted by LAWLence View Post
I have two fix it tickets on my car that's for sale. What happens if I sell the car without having first corrected it?

There would be no way to have it signed off because I wouldn't be in possession of the vehicle. How about fees for the court?
To my knowledge, as long as you have the documentation proving that you sold the car you don't have to get the tickets signed off. How much would the fine be?? I have no idea! Call the court and double check.
__________________
Go ahead, ask me a question... Check out the CopTalk thread in the California forum

Thank you Sam
frobie15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 01:19 PM   #3485
frobie15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fres-YES, CA
Posts: 3,743
My Ride: has a door star
Send a message via AIM to frobie15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellishness View Post
slightly opposite meanings....what exactly were u getting at?
Radar and laser detectors are perfectly legal in California. But Jammers are illegal. It's not opposite meanings, it's two different devices.

Quote:
and wow this threads at 175 pages...is that the longest? i know that the pro deteiler one goes to like 120
I'd like to think that it's one of the longest, but the sightings threads are huge. Then again, so are the local chat threads. As far as informative treads go, it might be the longest.
__________________
Go ahead, ask me a question... Check out the CopTalk thread in the California forum

Thank you Sam
frobie15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 01:22 PM   #3486
frobie15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fres-YES, CA
Posts: 3,743
My Ride: has a door star
Send a message via AIM to frobie15
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkodama View Post
So if you pulled somebody over for no front plate, then they said they did have one, went to the front of their car and pulled up a fold-away license plate, what would you do? Would you still give them a ticket? If you gave them a fix-it ticket, could they just pull up the license plate and than have you sign off the fix-it ticket?
First off, this would require me to care about front plates....

But, if they folded it up after I stopped them, I'd write them a non-correctable ticket for no front plate. And I'd note on the ticket that it folded away. The better question would be, If you have a folding plate mount, wouldn't it be better to drive around with the plate displayed to avoid any chance of a ticket?
__________________
Go ahead, ask me a question... Check out the CopTalk thread in the California forum

Thank you Sam
frobie15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 12:06 AM   #3487
E46Rida
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 442
My Ride: '04 330ci
Send a message via AIM to E46Rida
Thanks for this great thread!

Question...Are BLUE lamin-x for the headlights illegal?
E46Rida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 12:17 AM   #3488
mkodama
Registered User
 
mkodama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 33,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46Rida View Post
Thanks for this great thread!

Question...Are BLUE lamin-x for the headlights illegal?
I would guess anything involving the color blue and lighting is a legal no-no since police lighting is blue. There was that pretty funny thread in the General forum with that guy who got a ticket in north carolina for blue angel eyes.
__________________

mkodama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 01:52 AM   #3489
greenxeyezz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 37
My Ride: '03 M3 TiAg
Quote:
Originally Posted by frobie15 View Post
Radar and laser detectors are perfectly legal in California. But Jammers are illegal. It's not opposite meanings, it's two different devices.

Thank you for clarifying that, i thought I made it clear enough.

Now a question for you, which is kind of pondering me.

Tonight on the way home 5N right before the 91w maybe 2 or three exits. I was "traveling at the speed of traffic" at about 80 for being late at night, there were quite a lot of cars and I mean each traffic cluster consisted of 30 cars. As I am moving from the far left to the far right to get onto the 91, I see a car in the distance parked on the on ramp with its parking lights on. DING DING DING. I immediately think cop. My V1 has NO indication. I obviously let up on the gas to slow down even faster. By the time I pass the car, im doing 70-75. Still nothing from my V1. It is definitely a cop, CHP probably. I pass him, still nothing from the V1.

NO he did not leave his post after me.

No I didn't get pulled over.

My question is, WHAT WAS HE DOING THERE? Im obviously assuming trying to catch people speeding. I'd HOPE it wouldn't be to catch people using the car pool onramp as opposed to regular lane (1130pm at night, meter is off). The on ramp was downward sloping.

Did he just not have his radar on? Is my radar in a bad spot? Is it broken? Was he not going after the traffic but just the cars that come on that on ramp?

Or did my V1 just not pick up the radar? or maybe he had it turned off? Any insight please!
greenxeyezz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 03:37 AM   #3490
LAWLence
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 101
My Ride: '01 M3 Coupe
Send a message via AIM to LAWLence
Quote:
Originally Posted by frobie15 View Post
To my knowledge, as long as you have the documentation proving that you sold the car you don't have to get the tickets signed off. How much would the fine be?? I have no idea! Call the court and double check.

Thanks, I'll give the court a call. I really appreciate the help from you guys in this thread... it seems like I'm always getting in trouble and you guys always have answers!
__________________
LAWLence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 06:16 PM   #3491
frobie15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fres-YES, CA
Posts: 3,743
My Ride: has a door star
Send a message via AIM to frobie15
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenxeyezz View Post
Tonight on the way home 5N right before the 91w maybe 2 or three exits. I was "traveling at the speed of traffic" at about 80 for being late at night, there were quite a lot of cars and I mean each traffic cluster consisted of 30 cars. As I am moving from the far left to the far right to get onto the 91, I see a car in the distance parked on the on ramp with its parking lights on. DING DING DING. I immediately think cop. My V1 has NO indication. I obviously let up on the gas to slow down even faster. By the time I pass the car, im doing 70-75. Still nothing from my V1. It is definitely a cop, CHP probably. I pass him, still nothing from the V1.

NO he did not leave his post after me.

No I didn't get pulled over.

My question is, WHAT WAS HE DOING THERE? Im obviously assuming trying to catch people speeding. I'd HOPE it wouldn't be to catch people using the car pool onramp as opposed to regular lane (1130pm at night, meter is off). The on ramp was downward sloping.

Did he just not have his radar on? Is my radar in a bad spot? Is it broken? Was he not going after the traffic but just the cars that come on that on ramp?

Or did my V1 just not pick up the radar? or maybe he had it turned off? Any insight please!
I'll use a little bit of local knowledge to hopefully shed some light on this. The 5/91 interchange has been under construction for quite some time. And given the area and time of day it was most likely a unit that was getting into position for a Construction Zone Enhanced Enforcement Program (COZEEP) detail. The point of a COZEEP unit is to do in-view patrol (usually sitting inside of) at construction zones. They sit inside the cones with their lights on to encourage people to slow for the cone zone.

So that's most likely why he was where he was. Now for why your V1 didn't go off. He probably didn't have his radar unit on. I very rarely used radar when I worked in LA. It's been my experience that the V1 is very effective at detecting radar. In just under six years I've only written a radar/laser ticket to people with a V1 twice. For what it's worth, if I were going to buy a detector, it would be a Valentine.
__________________
Go ahead, ask me a question... Check out the CopTalk thread in the California forum

Thank you Sam
frobie15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 06:16 PM   #3492
frobie15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fres-YES, CA
Posts: 3,743
My Ride: has a door star
Send a message via AIM to frobie15
Quote:
Originally Posted by LAWLence View Post
Thanks, I'll give the court a call. I really appreciate the help from you guys in this thread... it seems like I'm always getting in trouble and you guys always have answers!
We can only try!! Thanks for the props!!
__________________
Go ahead, ask me a question... Check out the CopTalk thread in the California forum

Thank you Sam
frobie15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 06:18 PM   #3493
frobie15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fres-YES, CA
Posts: 3,743
My Ride: has a door star
Send a message via AIM to frobie15
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46Rida View Post
Thanks for this great thread!

Question...Are BLUE lamin-x for the headlights illegal?
It would depend on the shade of blue. Something that's close to white (sort of like a brighter xenon bulb) you most likely wouldn't get hassled for. But if it's obviously blue you could get a ticket for it. Although technically anything that modifies the lighting on your car could be deemed illegal by the letter of the law.
__________________
Go ahead, ask me a question... Check out the CopTalk thread in the California forum

Thank you Sam
frobie15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 10:34 PM   #3494
aradeath
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Socal
Posts: 171
My Ride: 330Ci
Send a message via AIM to aradeath
Ok, so I have been following this thread for a while and the kind officers here have provided us with some awesome information.

Now, I have a question.

I just found out (after talking with my insurance company) that I still have 1 point on my record for a speeding ticket that I got 2.5 years back. I completed traffic school for this and thought everything was OK. How would I go about having this point investigated (I can't imagine they would remove the point on the spot) and removed from my record?

Thanks
__________________

| 2006 e46 330Ci ZHP| [Sponsors] - ASPTuning - VMR | Wheels
| aFe CAI | eVo Sport UD Pulleys | Eisenmann Cat-back Race Exhaust | Powerchip Software |
| TechniK Gen3 Headers | Vorsteiner CF Hood | HKS Hypermax RS Coilovers | BMW Perf SSK |
| Sparco Evo2 seats | UUC LTW Flywheel & Cerametalic Clutch | Hamann Front Lip | Custom Willwood BBK |
aradeath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 11:28 PM   #3495
frobie15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fres-YES, CA
Posts: 3,743
My Ride: has a door star
Send a message via AIM to frobie15
Quote:
Originally Posted by aradeath View Post
I just found out (after talking with my insurance company) that I still have 1 point on my record for a speeding ticket that I got 2.5 years back. I completed traffic school for this and thought everything was OK. How would I go about having this point investigated (I can't imagine they would remove the point on the spot) and removed from my record?
I would think that you would have to physically go into the court and ask for a copy of your case file. If the info is in there then you'd probably have to go to the DMV tell them there's been a mistake. But, the point should be off your record after three years anyway...
__________________
Go ahead, ask me a question... Check out the CopTalk thread in the California forum

Thank you Sam
frobie15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 05:27 AM   #3496
SL Blak Soldier
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Woodland Hills < SFV < LA < SoCal
Posts: 27,358
My Ride: 2001 3 Pedal M54b30
Send a message via AIM to SL Blak Soldier
no proof of insurance tickets are non correctable violations now?

i just got served an amendment to my 16028(a)vc correctable to a 16028(a)vc not correctable. I got two of these in the span of 3 days back in between insurances. even though i was insured i just didn't have the proof on me. wow i hope i could get it down to a correctable, i am totally piss broke right now.

thanks for the help.

also last quick question if want to move my tickets to a court that is closer to me. (i got the tickets in the area which i live yet the courts i'm being sent to are further then my closest court house) how would i go about doing this?
__________________

Last edited by SL Blak Soldier; 03-27-2009 at 05:34 AM.
SL Blak Soldier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 05:53 AM   #3497
mkodama
Registered User
 
mkodama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 33,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by SL Blak Soldier View Post
no proof of insurance tickets are non correctable violations now?

i just got served an amendment to my 16028(a)vc correctable to a 16028(a)vc not correctable. I got two of these in the span of 3 days back in between insurances. even though i was insured i just didn't have the proof on me. wow i hope i could get it down to a correctable, i am totally piss broke right now.

thanks for the help.

also last quick question if want to move my tickets to a court that is closer to me. (i got the tickets in the area which i live yet the courts i'm being sent to are further then my closest court house) how would i go about doing this?
I never knew that was correctable violation to begin with since it is like one of those required things to have in your car at all times just like your driver's license. For as long as I could remember it was just an outright ticket unlike no front plate or window tint.

And after your first ticket, why didn't you put an insurance card in your car or go online and print out something temporary at the very least?
__________________

mkodama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 09:19 AM   #3498
OHCM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Burbank, CA
Posts: 796
My Ride: 2011 535i
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkodama View Post
I never knew that was correctable violation to begin with since it is like one of those required things to have in your car at all times just like your driver's license. For as long as I could remember it was just an outright ticket unlike no front plate or window tint.

And after your first ticket, why didn't you put an insurance card in your car or go online and print out something temporary at the very least?
16028(a)cvc is a correctable violation. So long as you are able to show proof of coverage at the time of the spot, the cite will be dismissed with just the administrative fee assessed. If you can't show proof of coverage, fines are about $750.
__________________
Press hard, three copies

"We never retreat, just attack in a different direction"
OHCM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 12:54 PM   #3499
greenxeyezz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 37
My Ride: '03 M3 TiAg
Quote:
Originally Posted by OHCM3 View Post
16028(a)cvc is a correctable violation. So long as you are able to show proof of coverage at the time of the spot, the cite will be dismissed with just the administrative fee assessed. If you can't show proof of coverage, fines are about $750.
So right now i AM insured. but my piece of paper that says I am, was damaged, and I am sending for another one. The policy number is the SAME. Obviously the police usually cannot look up this if its "up to date" or not.

So if I do get a citation for NOT having valid insurance, I would have to send in a copy of my piece of paper stating "insured x date to x date" and as long as the citation was DURING that period, i would be able to dismiss it with a processing fee?
greenxeyezz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 12:56 PM   #3500
SL Blak Soldier
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Woodland Hills < SFV < LA < SoCal
Posts: 27,358
My Ride: 2001 3 Pedal M54b30
Send a message via AIM to SL Blak Soldier
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkodama View Post
I never knew that was correctable violation to begin with since it is like one of those required things to have in your car at all times just like your driver's license. For as long as I could remember it was just an outright ticket unlike no front plate or window tint.

And after your first ticket, why didn't you put an insurance card in your car or go online and print out something temporary at the very least?
yeah i know. i was stupid to be honest with you. i wasn't expecting to get pulled over twice in a 3 days span. lol. turns out that i did. FTL!

Quote:
Originally Posted by OHCM3 View Post
16028(a)cvc is a correctable violation. So long as you are able to show proof of coverage at the time of the spot, the cite will be dismissed with just the administrative fee assessed. If you can't show proof of coverage, fines are about $750.
thanks you!
__________________
SL Blak Soldier is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cop advice, f&*k tha police, i <3 frobie, lion is delicious, nwa

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use