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    I have been reading all these posts about state laws concerning lifts, tires sticking out,etc. If I am traveling in a different state that has all these BS laws am I subject to them or exempt because my state laws are different?

  • #2
    No matter what state you are in they can do something to you if you don't have a "safe" vehicle in their eyes. Ohio doesn't have a yearly inspection but there are some kinda laws about having a safe vehicle.

    Piginajeep whats Ohio's take on that?

    I know in PA you will usually get a warning, but I've never heard of them giving tickets.

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    • #3
      as far as i am aware you are only responsable for having your vehical up to snuff in the state that it is registerd, ie. window tinting, SD has no real laws about it but MN says it has to be 20% on the front windows, but you can't get a ticket in MN if you have your car registerd in SD

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      • #4
        You are only subject to your own state laws but that will only last for a certain amount of time I think one month.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jeepkid411
          You are only subject to your own state laws but that will only last for a certain amount of time I think one month.
          WHat?>!!



          It should go by your state vehicle laws. Some rookie cops havent figured that out yet we have one thats a boaner like that. Ohio State Patrol should bother you about it. theres no ohio laws for tire coverage ect, there is a height requirement for bumpers, I dunno what it is, cause Ive never really gave a **** about lifted trucks, jeeps being illegal.

          Just drive safe. Dont worry about it,,,

          But we do have driving an unsafe motor vehicle, its a cover all and can fawk you over..

          Check out Anderson Online Ohio revised Code.. or your local state law books,, there all online
          Last edited by Piginajeep; 10-12-2005, 06:56 PM. Reason: spelled boaner wrong

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          • #6
            I know in Texas, they let the POS's from Mexico drive around without hassle. Our cars in our own country that pay the taxes are held to standards the foreigners don't have to follow. Go Figure....

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            • #7
              [§ 4513.02.1] § 4513.021. Maximum bumper height; modifying vehicle; disconnecting suspension system.


              --> (A) As used in this section:

              (1) "Passenger car" means any motor vehicle with motive power, designed for carrying ten persons or less, except a multipurpose passenger vehicle or motorcycle.

              (2) "Multipurpose passenger vehicle" means a motor vehicle with motive power, except a motorcycle, designed to carry ten persons or less, that is constructed either on a truck chassis or with special features for occasional off-road operation.

              (3) "Truck" means every motor vehicle, except trailers and semitrailers, designed and used to carry property and having a gross vehicle weight rating of ten thousand pounds or less.

              (4) "Manufacturer" has the same meaning as in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code.

              (5) "Gross vehicle weight rating" means the manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating established for that vehicle.

              (B) The director of public safety, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall adopt rules in conformance with standards of the vehicle equipment safety commission, that shall govern the maximum bumper height or, in the absence of bumpers and in cases where bumper heights have been lowered or modified, the maximum height to the bottom of the frame rail, of any passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, or truck.

              (C) No person shall operate upon a street or highway any passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, or truck registered in this state that does not conform to the requirements of this section or to any applicable rule adopted pursuant to this section.

              (D) No person shall modify any motor vehicle registered in this state in such a manner as to cause the vehicle body or chassis to come in contact with the ground, expose the fuel tank to damage from collision, or cause the wheels to come in contact with the body under normal operation, and no person shall disconnect any part of the original suspension system of the vehicle to defeat the safe operation of that system.

              (E) Nothing contained in this section or in the rules adopted pursuant to this section shall be construed to prohibit either of the following:

              (1) The installation upon a passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, or truck registered in this state of heavy duty equipment, including shock absorbers and overload springs;

              (2) The operation on a street or highway of a passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, or truck registered in this state with normal wear to the suspension system if the normal wear does not adversely affect the control of the vehicle.

              (F) This section and the rules adopted pursuant to it do not apply to any specially designed or modified passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, or truck when operated off a street or highway in races and similar events.

              (G) Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If the offender previously has been convicted of a violation of this section, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

              Go to the highlighted Chapter 119, has links to more vehicle laws..
              Last edited by Piginajeep; 10-12-2005, 06:21 PM.

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              • #8
                § 4513.02. Unsafe vehicles, prohibition against operation; inspection by state highway patrol.

                --> (A) No person shall drive or move, or cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved, on any highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles which is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person.

                (B) When directed by any state highway patrol trooper, the operator of any motor vehicle shall stop and submit such motor vehicle to an inspection under division (B)(1) or (2) of this section, as appropriate, and such tests as are necessary.

                (1) Any motor vehicle not subject to inspection by the public utilities commission shall be inspected and tested to determine whether it is unsafe or not equipped as required by law, or that its equipment is not in proper adjustment or repair, or in violation of the equipment provisions of Chapter 4513. of the Revised Code.

                Such inspection shall be made with respect to the brakes, lights, turn signals, steering, horns and warning devices, glass, mirrors, exhaust system, windshield wipers, tires, and such other items of equipment as designated by the superintendent of the state highway patrol by rule or regulation adopted pursuant to sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code.

                Upon determining that a motor vehicle is in safe operating condition and its equipment in conformity with Chapter 4513. of the Revised Code, the inspecting officer shall issue to the operator an official inspection sticker, which shall be in such form as the superintendent prescribes except that its color shall vary from year to year.

                (2) Any motor vehicle subject to inspection by the public utilities commission shall be inspected and tested in accordance with rules adopted by the commission. Upon determining that the vehicle and operator are in compliance with rules adopted by the commission, the inspecting officer shall issue to the operator an appropriate official inspection sticker.

                (C) The superintendent of the state highway patrol, pursuant to sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code, shall determine and promulgate standards for any inspection program conducted by a political subdivision of this state. These standards shall exempt licensed collector's vehicles and historical motor vehicles from inspection. Any motor vehicle bearing a valid certificate of inspection issued by another state or a political subdivision of this state whose inspection program conforms to the superintendent's standards, and any licensed collector's vehicle or historical motor vehicle which is not in a condition which endangers the safety of persons or property, shall be exempt from the tests provided in division (B) of this section.

                (D) Every person, firm, association, or corporation that, in the conduct of its business, owns and operates not less than fifteen motor vehicles in this state that are not subject to regulation by the public utilities commission and that, for the purpose of storing, repairing, maintaining, and servicing such motor vehicles, equips and operates one or more service departments within this state, may file with the superintendent of the state highway patrol applications for permits for such service departments as official inspection stations for its own motor vehicles. Upon receiving an application for each such service department, and after determining that it is properly equipped and has competent personnel to perform the inspections referred to in this section, the superintendent shall issue the necessary inspection stickers and permit to operate as an official inspection station. Any such person who has had one or more service departments so designated as official inspection stations may have motor vehicles that are owned and operated by the person and that are not subject to regulation by the public utilities commission, excepting private passenger cars owned by the person or the person's employees, inspected at such service department; and any motor vehicle bearing a valid certificate of inspection issued by such service department shall be exempt from the tests provided in division (B) of this section.


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                • #9
                  No permit for an official inspection station shall be assigned or transferred or used at any location other than therein designated, and every such permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place at the location designated.


                  If a person, firm, association, or corporation owns and operates fifteen or more motor vehicles in the conduct of business and is subject to regulation by the public utilities commission, that person, firm, association, or corporation is not eligible to apply to the superintendent for permits to enable any of its service departments to serve as official inspection stations for its own motor vehicles.

                  (E) When any motor vehicle is found to be unsafe for operation, the inspecting officer may order it removed from the highway and not operated, except for purposes of removal and repair, until it has been repaired pursuant to a repair order as provided in division (F) of this section.

                  (F) When any motor vehicle is found to be defective or in violation of Chapter 4513. of the Revised Code, the inspecting officer may issue a repair order, in such form and containing such information as the superintendent shall prescribe, to the owner or operator of the motor vehicle. The owner or operator shall thereupon obtain such repairs as are required and shall, as directed by the inspecting officer, return the repair order together with proof of compliance with its provisions. When any motor vehicle or operator subject to rules of the public utilities commission fails the inspection, the inspecting officer shall issue an appropriate order to obtain compliance with such rules.

                  (G) Sections 4513.01 to 4513.37 of the Revised Code, with respect to equipment on vehicles, do not apply to implements of husbandry, road machinery, road rollers, or agricultural tractors except as made applicable to such articles of machinery.

                  (H) Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If the offender previously has been convicted of a violation of this section, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree

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                  • #10
                    Chris...and I thought you guys were lawless over there






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                    • #11
                      Thanks for all the info. Just wanted to know incase I decide to explore other areas of the country.

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                      • #12
                        I've driving my XJ in PA for over a year with no flares and the tires sticking out, and I have never been pulled over(knock on wood). I have had acouple city cops stop by when I was out working on it in the street to tell me it was illegal but they never did anything.

                        As long as your legal in your home state and not doing anything stupid or driving like a moron you should be ok!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kingchip
                          I know in Texas, they let the POS's from Mexico drive around without hassle. Our cars in our own country that pay the taxes are held to standards the foreigners don't have to follow. Go Figure....

                          I am with you. It's so aggravating. A friend of mine was hit by 2 illegal immigrants driving an uninsured truck belonging to another illegal friend. they ran the red light and totalled her volvo. Luckily she was ok. The cop wrote the guy a ticket for running the light and told him when his court date was and let him drive off in the truck that was uninspected, unregistered, no insirance, and he had no license to drive. I couldn't believe it!!!

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                          • #14
                            Ummmmmm.....
                            FAQ

                            These might be the lift laws from the FAQ, Hello!!!!
                            Last edited by Jeepkreep; 10-14-2005, 04:48 PM.

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                            • #15
                              That is interesting guess its time to move to wyoming

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