Is sitting at a privately owned restaurant with my headlights on reasonable cause to run my plates?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Your plates can be run for no reason at all, just a "suspicion."

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  • 1 month ago

    yes............

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  • 1 month ago

    The police don't need "reasonable cause" to run your plates. They can, and often do, run any plates they see.

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  • 1 month ago

    It sure is.  If your plates are visible from any street, that's reasonable cause for a cop to check them.  No special circumstances are needed.

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  • arther
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    rego recognition software checks all regos automaticlly if you have no rego you will be fined is how the revenue collector operates around here. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    What's the rest of the story?

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  • 1 month ago

    Police do not need reasonable cause to “Run Your Plates” they are in the open and public.  They would need reasonable cause to search your vehicle or to pull you over, but not to run your plates.  

    Where I live (Florida) the state police (FHP) have cars that have special plate readers and can read plates driving down the road at 80 MPH, they cruise up and down busy highways while the reader and computer do it’s thing.  If they get a hit (like a stolen car or expired tag) they pull you over.  

    So if you come to Florida in your own car, just know your plates are being scanned by an electric eye that can read and process the information at the rate of 100 per second.

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  • 1 month ago

    In the USA the cops don't need reasonable cause to run your plates. Many cities have police cars that have scanners that automatically scan the plates on every car around them and "run the plates" to see if there is something like an expired registration or a report of the car having been stolen. The police cars with these scanners can run thousands of plates per day while the officer is driving around doing their normal patrols.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Dittos to "May" . . . . . suspicious - and rude - to park for any length of time with headlights on  (some people don't like to have them aimed at them) . . . that's why cars have "parking lights".

    • Eastside Guz
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      Especially the ones in SUVs, high suspension vehicles or even those bright halogen beams. My wife's younger son drove around with no lights on and they eventually deported him to Tijuana, BC

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  • May
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    USA answer:

    Yes. because No cause at all is needed to "run your plates".

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