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    Quote Originally Posted by LESLIEx317537
    I would plead not guilty.
    Just to try, you have nothing to lose.
    I would beg to differ. judges can easily double your fine if they see fit. it's best to just go in, plead guilty (even if you fix it, you were guilty at the time), apologize, and hope they have mercy.

    Quote Originally Posted by hijinks21
    not to say i'm right but i should find the insurance thread where everyone said it was ok to have a lcd up front if it was a static image.
    who says you're right? i don't think it's been determined if he had a static image up or not. I asked him what was on the screen and he hasn't responded ... it could have been a video.

    even if it was static, i could see a visor lcd being an issue while in dash ones are not. that doesn't really make sense cause you have to take your view less far away from the road for a visor ... but whatever.


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    Ok i should have read farther. so it was a video. And the obstriction of view issue also doesn't prove you right. in dash lcds aren't in the visor and aren't an obstruction of view if a static image is on it.
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    who says you're right? i don't think it's been determined if he had a static image up or not. I asked him what was on the screen and he hasn't responded ... it could have been a video.
    It was playing a DVD, but again that wasn't what the ticket was for. It was for having a drop down in the front.

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    it really has nothing to do with an insurance company. I can tell you this.. if you get in an accident and the other person gets a money grubbing lawyer and if that lawyer finds out you have a computer screen (not OEM screen) in your car and it COULD have been on they WILL come after you. I know judges and troopers that have been through many cases like this where people have just the flip out dvd screens in their cars and they were held part responsible even though they said in court that only mp3s were playing. The lawyer somehow proved that a dvd could have been playing cause there were dvd's cases opened in the car when the accident happened.
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    So if you got the ticket for obstruction of view, then that would mean anybody who has a stock LCD, let's say in a Chrysler MiniVan, and has it opened (even if it is or is not playing as that isn't why he got the ticket), should be getting a ticket. And I'm sure they don't pull over every mom and pop who has an lcd in their minivans over and give them a ticket for obstruction of view.

    I think the cop was trying to make his quota for the month, saw you and figured that at least it looked different than a speeding or no seatbelt ticket (which most tickets are issued for)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hijinks21
    it really has nothing to do with an insurance company. I can tell you this.. if you get in an accident and the other person gets a money grubbing lawyer and if that lawyer finds out you have a computer screen (not OEM screen) in your car and it COULD have been on they WILL come after you. I know judges and troopers that have been through many cases like this where people have just the flip out dvd screens in their cars and they were held part responsible even though they said in court that only mp3s were playing. The lawyer somehow proved that a dvd could have been playing cause there were dvd's cases opened in the car when the accident happened.
    Well, any judge worth anything, wouldn't let somebody win case because a DVD COULD have been playing. You need proof, and facts, somebodys opinion really SHOULDN'T mean squat in court, it should be the facts.
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    I call bull**** on the cop.

    Minivans have dropdown displays as stock equipment these days. So do plenty of SUV's.

    Several cars also now offer in dash/ pop up displays for navigation climate control and music.

    INAL, but wouldnt a judge ruling that your screen was obstruction set a precident, making all of these devices illegal?

    Somehow I don't think that a judge would be willing to rule stock equipent on a car as illegal.

    This is just another ******* cop whos ****ed off that someone can do something they can't. He probably also hadn't reached his quota for the month and was just looking for any reason to give someone a ticket.

    It's a shame that you only hear about the bad cops.

    Police have a **** job and people don't get the respect they deserve for risking their lives everyday for people they've never met.

    I'd fight the ticket. Chances are this ******* is too busy meeting his quota to show up for court and it will be dropped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy2097
    I call bull**** on the cop.

    Minivans have dropdown displays as stock equipment these days. So do plenty of SUV's.

    Several cars also now offer in dash/ pop up displays for navigation climate control and music.

    INAL, but wouldnt a judge ruling that your screen was obstruction set a precident, making all of these devices illegal?

    Somehow I don't think that a judge would be willing to rule stock equipent on a car as illegal.

    This is just another ******* cop whos ****ed off that someone can do something they can't. He probably also hadn't reached his quota for the month and was just looking for any reason to give someone a ticket.

    It's a shame that you only hear about the bad cops.

    Police have a **** job and people don't get the respect they deserve for risking their lives everyday for people they've never met.

    I'd fight the ticket. Chances are this ******* is too busy meeting his quota to show up for court and it will be dropped.

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, I do appreciate everyone’s opinion but like I said before I am just going to go to the class so I know it will be dropped. I would have to take a day off work because they do not have court on Saturday and that alone is twice as much as the ticket is, plus I may have to pay the ticket on top of that anyway. I could tell the cop was trying to get me for something because the monitor was turned away from me and he kept saying things like "all those gadgets are a distraction". He was pointing to my GPS on my dash, it is a Magellan with built in maps. So even if I did not have my screen in the front on I think he would have given me a ticket for my GPS.
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    He really can't give you a ticket for the GPS since they are legal. Most state requirements have it printed clear and simple, otherwise he probably would of wrote you a ticket for that instead of just the screen. He would of more than met his quota.

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    minivans have the screen but only people in the back can see them. those are perfectly legal.. as for GPS.. thats about the only function of those screens.. if you have one thats hooked up to a computer then it has many other functions and lawyers will abuse that to get the blame away from their client
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