I just got pulled over by a cop for absolutely nothing. He said he
pulled me over because he could not read my license plate because my
trailer hitch is blocking it. Well, it is a standard factory made
hitch, nothing out of the ordinary. Same as the hitch on a million
other cars. I have an older full size station wagon, with a bumper
hitch. Yes, the ball covers part of the plate, but so do the other
million hitches on other cars. They are ALWAYS mounted in the middle
of the bumper, and that is where the car manufacturers put the license
Anyhow, the cop looked at my DL, and got on his radio to check me out.
He returned to my car and told me he was only going to give me a
warning, but said I must remove the hitch, and if he sees it again, he
will ticket me. I was not going to get into a hassle with him, since
he was not ticketing me, but I am questioning this on here, and will
probably talk to the state Dept of Motor Vehicles, because this is
bull****. Why was he trying to read my license anyhow. I was not
speeding or doing anything against the law. Does he read everyones
plates and radio in for records on every car he sees?
I know the cop just wanted an excuse to pull me over, and was on my
tail for quite awhile. I was doing absolutely nothing wrong, and even
drove slower than the speed limits knowing he was back there.