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RCMP in Newfoundland Carry Out Random Mechanical Checks

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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:19 AM
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RCMP Preform Checks
The RCMP division here recently carried out random mechanical inspections on vehicles travelling the highway near here. One man even had his car seized and was forced to call for a ride (bear in mind we're above the 47th parallel and it's the middle of January). Random vehicles were pulled over and occupants forced to wait by the side of the highway while police did a full mechanical check on their vehicle. I personally think this is ridiculous. Last I checked, there was something called a warrant that was required for this sort of thing.
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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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Now the RCMP are auto mechanics? Next time you need your car saftey'd do you pay an RCMP officer the $40? Once the CDN treasonous political tools passed bill C-36, this kind of behavior becomes more commonplace. Read the bill, it is bill C-6 that was dropped during Harper's "perogy" and resurrected as bill C-36. Canada, although just a colony, has been a police state for years, it's just getting worse. You might want to read the SPP that Harper signed in 2005 or bill C-45 (I think it is). Next we'll have foreign military troops doing the inspections and controlling the population. In addition, we have the same financial problems as the US, they can just be hidden better by a more controlled mass media, our unemployment rate is still over 20% and it isn't going to change any time soon. Like all countries (and colonies) in the world, we have to roll back all of our treaties, take a good hard look to see if they really are in the public interest and totally remove the criminal central banks from the financial equation. I our case Canada needs to grow up and get some balls, we need to divorce England and become a country, not some colony still controlled by banksters and puppet regimes across the pond. Either that, or everyone needs to flood the legal channels of government with UCC requests for recovery of their property.

Do some research, find the solutions, they do exist.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:27 PM
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Ummm... We have the OBLIGATION to take vehicles off the road that are too dangerous for everyone inside and around... We don't "seize" vehicles, we send them to specific mechanics for inspection or specially trained officers do the inspection themselves...

It's pretty clear and easy to see that when it's -20 outside, there's snow and the roads are slippery, a tire without threads is a disaster waiting to happen... Call a cab or a friend for a ride, because it's better than getting a free lift to the morgue...

Magnum



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by ShadeWolf
RCMP Preform Checks
The RCMP division here recently carried out random mechanical inspections on vehicles travelling the highway near here. One man even had his car seized and was forced to call for a ride (bear in mind we're above the 47th parallel and it's the middle of January). Random vehicles were pulled over and occupants forced to wait by the side of the highway while police did a full mechanical check on their vehicle. I personally think this is ridiculous. Last I checked, there was something called a warrant that was required for this sort of thing.


Driving is a privilege... No warrant is necessary for inspections, random license/registration/insurance checks, etc...

If you don't like it, then you have 2 options:

1. tell your MPs to change driving to a right
2. Don't drive at all

Magnum



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:31 PM
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Seems fishy the way they are going about it.

Here we have an annual safety inspection. Takes about an hour, done by a mechanic, you get a little sticker that says your vehicle is safe for another year.

Having cops randomly pull you over and look inside and outside your car is a terribly inefficient way to ensure safe operating vehicles are on the road.

However it is a very efficient way to rack up all sorts of arrests and terrorize the population.


 
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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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The OPP do this on a regular basis, especially in the summer on long weekends in Ontario. No big deal, they are just looking for dangerous vehicles that aren't safe for the road. They do find some real piles of junk and they get towed right on the spot as well.

ETA - You don't need to be a mechanic to see a rusted through brake line, or bald tires...
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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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In addition any commercial vehicle is subject to inspection without any probable cause or reasonable suspicion to stop said vehicles.

I dont quite agree with the manner the article is portrayed in. If we wanted to get technical here in the US just about every car that rolls off an assembly line will meet criteria to be stopped within the first year based on motor vehicle safety laws.

Lights burned out, turn signals not working, windshield wipers not working, door not closeing all the way, seatbelts, bent frames, low tire pressure, over inflated tires, not having the correct tires for the stretch of road highway you are on during specific times of year, using chains on your tires outside of time frames, using spiked tires, etc etc etc.

BEfore we condem the cops, check into the motor vehicle laws for that province, as well as stretch of highway or road the enforcement took place on.

Chances are certain equipment is required, for obvious safety reasons.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:25 PM
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We used to have mandatory inspections, but some digging revealed a fair number of mechanics were faking problems and screwing owners for repairs.



posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by ShadeWolf
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We used to have mandatory inspections, but some digging revealed a fair number of mechanics were faking problems and screwing owners for repairs.


Apparently there is no real difference then between the US and Canada when it comes to inspections lol.



posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 07:48 AM
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Im sure there was. They try that here too. Some get caught others dont.

Funny that they would end the mechanic inspections due to corruption but then implement law enforcement inspections as though there wont be any cop corruption?

I'd rather take my chances with a corrupt mechanic than a corrupt cop. That mechanic cant beat you down, toss you in a cell and take everything you own.



posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 09:27 AM
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That is a pretty broad brush you are using to paint a skilled trade with,

Corruption is everywhere.



posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 10:13 AM
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I think that the corruption rampant in both fields, auto mechanics & some law enforcement, and the lack of responsibility on the part of many auto owners, has created this monster.

As in every area of life, there are corrupt parties who will do anything for a buck, and/or simply like to bully and control others. This is something we all have to contend with in everyday life. Our governments have gradually gained control of almost every aspect of our lives and these inspections are reflective of that fact. Of course, they state it is for the good of the general population due to safety. For those officers who are honest and simply doing their job I am sure this is so.

The contributing factor that allows this to happen, is the fact that so many auto owners do not maintain their vehicles to the required specifications, thereby driving an auto which is a hazard due to defect or wear and tear. I am as guilty of this on occasion as the next person. We could debate all day whether it is because someone was financially unable or simply negligent. The fact remains the same, driving an unsafe vehicle jeopardizes the driver and any other person in contact with that vehicle. With the huge amount of cars on the road today, do the math, it could be a nightmare.

The inconvenience of this sort of stop is obvious. The time delay alone is a pain. If your vehicle is all up to par, the stop may seem to be for nothing and simply a control mechanism. However, for that small percentage of people who are driving an actually hazardous vehicle which the routine means of inspection have somehow missed, this may be the way they have deemed best to remove the hazard from the road.

Every situation has two sides. I usually try to see both sides to determine if something is a complete abuse of power or if there could be some validity to the occurrence.



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