If your ride is tinted, be-winged, be-gauged, be-stickered and you live in the Golden State, you might do well to keep an eye out for Smokey on your Six. The California Highway Patrol is moving ahead with Drag-Net, which targets modified cars for illegal hop-ups. The San Diego PD is schooling the Chippies in ways to spot vehicles that might possibly engage in illegal street racing, including outsize downforce-inducing appliances, a whole mess of gauges, tinted windows, stickers from aftermarket speed equipment manufacturers, and drivers of Asian descent. Okay, we sort of made that last one up. Sure, excessive stickerage on a street car might brand one as a dork, but is it probable cause?
California Crackdown on Modfied Cars [The Newspaper]
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