Good LEO encounter

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Good LEO encounter

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Post by WTR » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:49 pm

Was pulled over for using a hand signal for a left turn. Gave the LEO my info (including my CHL, although in NM I’m not required to do so. ). He asked why I was using a hand signal then asked what I was carrying. I told him. He handed me my papers and said cool.

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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:59 pm

Is it an infraction to use a hand signal in NM?
If not, why the stop?

Just wondering.
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Post by WTR » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:01 pm

I didn’t think so. I was surprised.

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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:30 pm

Hand signal is no bueno in NM if the distance from the center of the steering wheel to the outside edge of the vehicle is more than 2 feet OR if the distance from the steering wheel to the back of the vehicle is more than 14 feet.

https://law.justia.com/codes/new-mexico ... -66-7-326/

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B. Any motor vehicle in use on a highway shall be equipped with, and required signal shall be given by, a signal lamp or lamps or mechanical signal device when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the left outside limit of the body, cab or load of such motor vehicle exceeds twenty-four inches, or when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the rear limit of the body or load thereof exceeds fourteen feet. The latter measurement shall apply to any single vehicle, also to any combination of vehicles.
Looks like TX is the same..
https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/transporta ... 5-106.html
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Post by Bitter Clinger » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:02 pm

WTR wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Was pulled over for using a hand signal for a left turn. Gave the LEO my info (including my CHL, although in NM I’m not required to do so. ). He asked why I was using a hand signal then asked what I was carrying. I told him. He handed me my papers and said cool.
Sounds like it is time to flush and replace blinker fluid.
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Re: Good LEO encounter

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Post by WTR » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:08 pm

Bitter Clinger wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:02 pm
WTR wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Was pulled over for using a hand signal for a left turn. Gave the LEO my info (including my CHL, although in NM I’m not required to do so. ). He asked why I was using a hand signal then asked what I was carrying. I told him. He handed me my papers and said cool.
Sounds like it is time to flush and replace blinker fluid.
I topped it off yesterday.

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Post by ScottDLS » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:32 pm

Oh THAT kind of hand signal.....never mind. :smilelol5:
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Post by OneGun » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:37 pm

Bitter Clinger wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:02 pm
WTR wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Was pulled over for using a hand signal for a left turn. Gave the LEO my info (including my CHL, although in NM I’m not required to do so. ). He asked why I was using a hand signal then asked what I was carrying. I told him. He handed me my papers and said cool.
Sounds like it is time to flush and replace blinker fluid.
Make sure you get the halogen fluid!

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