reply to post by ssupp
A traffic stop without probable cause to suspect YOU of a crime is unconstitutional.
There is an exception to this: If you are reasonably thought to have witnessed a crime. This is not called an "arrest" but a "detention."
Of course with the motor vehicle and highway laws as they are most of us are in violation of one or more laws at any given moment on the road.
1) Going OVER the posted speed limit = infraction
2) Going UNDER the posted speed limit = impeding flow of traffic = infraction
3) Weaving = not staying perfectly centered between the lines. All motor vehicles, pedal cycles, horsedrawn vehicles, horses, pedestrians weave.
Motorcycles and pedal cycles must weave to keep from falling over. = infraction [Railroad vehicles weave. The flanges are 4'-8" apart and the rails
are 4'-8½" apart, or on high speed straight track 4'-8¼" apart, so the wheelsets oscillate from side to side.]
4) Obstructed windshield = Dirt, crack, junk on dashboard, sticker not required by law, or not in exactly the spot prescribed - even if it blocks only
your view of the hood. = infraction
5) Obstructed registration plate = dirt, plate frames that cover part of the plate, clear cover, shaded cover = infraction
6) Excessive noise = infraction
7) Rear window obscured = sticker or lettering not required by law, nodding bear on filler panel, junk on filler panel = infraction
8) Failing to come to a complete stop at a traffic control device when required = misdemeanor
9) Going past stop sign or stop line without coming to a complete stop = misdemeanor
10) Inoperative required lighting = infraction
11) Failure to pay rights tax before exercising constitutionally guaranteed right to drive a motor vehicle on the public roads = misdemeanor - never
mind even the US Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that rights cannot be taxed: we are the police and we don't give a damn what the damn Supreme
Court says;they're 2,000 miles from here.
12-378) many more things we can stop you for if we even care about justifying it: we are the police and the road is ours. = infractions, misdemeanors