Post by dabluesgarage on Sept 11, 2019 17:13:57 GMT -5
I was doing some web surfing on this topic. and I found a link that said just that Geek squads in CA needed to be painted one color.
The decision to repaint cars stemmed from a traffic stop in June in Walnut Creek when a Geek Squad member was charged with breaking a California law that says, “No person shall own or operate a motor vehicle painted … to resemble a motor vehicle used by a peace officer or traffic officer on duty.”
Best Buy then worked with the highway patrol to eliminate similarities. Vehicle doors on “Geekmobiles” now will be painted be all black.
Another link for cop car restorers on CHP
Mentions various states and their take on replicating their cars.
•Which agency is the most popular with copcar enthusiasts? Easy answer…the California Highway Patrol. Now, this famous agency is rethinking the entire idea of private ownership of representations of their cars registered in any state. I don’t mean in a good way for us, either. There are forces within the CHP that believe that nobody should own a replica of any CHP car, especially the more modern ones. There is some degree of reorganization within the department currently going on, so this is not a primary consideration for the new commissioner, so don’t look for anything to be coming down in the immediate future. He has bigger fish to fry. In the foreseeable future, though…..probably. Stay tuned on this one. In the meantime, if you or someone you know owns a CHP car, please stay under the radar, especially if you are in California with the car even if it is registered out of state. They are VERY sensitive to any car displaying their insignia anywhere being involved in less than good press. And, yes…they have a knack for finding out. They are also scrutinizing CHP replica cars seen operating lawfully on public roads even with door stars and lights covered from view.
I thought I'd link these sites for those with Blues mobiles, or those thinking of repainting their cars.