Here's the Story:
So I drove my honda to school today, since I rarely drive it and I like to keep it running once in awhile.
The piston rings are shot so the car smokes (burns oil) like a diesel truck, when I rev high or I'm accelerating hard, but it doenst smoke too bad at idle or normal driving conditions.
So I pull up to the last street and I'm waiting to turn left, when a cop comes in the other direction, then suddenly stops in the middle of the street, and turns on his right blinker. So I already know I'm going to get pulled over at this point, so I turn and pull over as soon as he turns on his lights.
The conversation goes as follows:
--"License and Registration please"
"Here's my license, I dont have any of my other paperwork with me"
--"Do you know why I pulled you over?"
"Yeah... whats wrong with it?"
"Yeah..." (long pause) "like emissions?"
--"Yeah, theres too much crap coming out"
"Yeah, cars older than 1995 are emissions exempt, so I thought it was okay"
--"Well.. your exhaust is too loud anyway, I shouldnt be able to hear your engine running"
Well this proves the whole theory of profiling. My Honda isn't half as loud as my Cobalt, and I have been driving my Balt for two years, and have NEVER been pulled over in it.
So I ended up getting 4 tickets. One for Unregistered Vehicle, One for Uninsured Vehicle, One for Improper License Plates, and one for Unnecesary Smoke (WTF?!).
The guy was definitely being a dick, has anyone EVER heard of a ticket for Unnecessary Smoke???
They also Impounded my car.