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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-16-2010, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Outrageous!! Stock tail lamps deemed illegal in MD

http://jalopnik.com/5589270/maryland...lights-illegal

I just offered to take this case pro bono, and it looks like it's going to get messy. There are currently around 500 guests browsing the thread on G8board and we're over 6000 views on the article, so we are trying to continue the spread.

TLDR: a board member on g8board (my new home) was ticketed for illegal tail lamps/reflectors on his G8 GT and they were stock parts with GM part numbers and DOT numbers on them. The judge upheld the officers ticket and said she would continue to issue the fines until the owner sold his car or moved. Major issues here...the first and most obvious is a state county level judge writing her own federal DOT standards

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Re: Outrageous!! Stock tail lamps deemed illegal in MD

Now should we be concerned? Cause the 1st gen 3 were one of the few cars with bumper-incorporated reflectors, and now... A lot of cars uses the bumper-incoporated reflectors...

... wtf?
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Yeah, my 2004 hatch had the same setup as my G8...drove that for two years in MD

I wouldnt worry about enforcement of this too much

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Should I be concerned because I have clear reflectors in my bumpers. Going to hopefully getting OEM LED tails. I'll have no red at all. LOL.


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This thing is really taking off...I am really going to have my work cut out for me, lol. google search for "g8 gt illegal" and just wow.

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[quote author=Say Chi Sin Lo link=topic=176428.msg3730477#msg3730477 date=1279322732]
Now should we be concerned? Cause the 1st gen 3 were one of the few cars with bumper-incorporated reflectors, and now... A lot of cars uses the bumper-incoporated reflectors...

... wtf?
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exactly what I was thinking.
That sounds like a bunch of crap though.. one of the comments on there said the guy had painted tailights..maybe thats why there is a problem.

If this is true. I think some people should be fired.

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Re: Outrageous!! Stock tail lamps deemed illegal in MD

No people were just asking if his were tinted; but they aren't, he's stated they are bone stock. He said all the police stations he went to they said it was perfectly legal. Apparently this judge has something to prove.

This is ridiculous.

And all my reflectors are now clear ...
horrible timing!

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ahh good ol Md

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The thread got hidden away.. that isn't good.

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Re: Outrageous!! Stock tail lamps deemed illegal in MD

Saw a comment from a poster that said if you read this persons G8 forum posts you would see that he had tinted his tail lights and then removed the tint. Not sure if that is true or not. I find it hard to believe that a judge would declare factory DOT approved tailights illegal. Curious about this though.
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