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    One's attitude makes a world of difference in the outcome when/if one gets pulled over. Haven't been pulled over or had a ticket in 13 years...
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    I have. Every time they already knew what it was and wanted to ask questions about it. I keep cards in my car for this situation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by burnnoticefanny View Post
    Happened here in Upstate NY. Cop thought the guy was using a cell phone. Cell phone use will driving is a heavy fine with points. The guy fought it in court and was found guilty of using an electronic device while driving, even though the cop and judge admit that it was the PV that he was using.
    OMG! That is kind of BS IMO. How is it any different than lighting a analog and smoking while driving? Or what about eating while driving?

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    Neither of those are electronic. You could technically get a ticket for smoking with a child in the car. Also you could get a ticket with smoking and drinking if the officer chooses to write it off as distracted driving. But, I agree, as long as you are not dripping and driving, there should be no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1ne2woBe View Post
    I've always been afraid of it happening. Technically, you are not allowed to be using any electronic device unless it is hands-free in CA. Soooo..... I'm always worried about that one cop who hates the world.
    Hmm, I never even thought of the technical wording of the law. I'll have to be more careful. I wonder if this also covers mechanical mods..?

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    By the judge's definition of "electronic", the car itself is illegal to drive because it relies on electronics to function. It is powered by a battery and uses computer chips.
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    Some people just want to watch the world burn
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    Its very pathetic, that people still doesn't have information about E-cig, they don't know the difference between smoking and vaping. I have to answer security guards everytime i vape in malls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountBoredom View Post
    Hmm, I never even thought of the technical wording of the law. I'll have to be more careful. I wonder if this also covers mechanical mods..?
    AWESOME thinking! 'Technically' it is not an electronic device. Hmmm.... I don't want to upset anyone, so when I do see an officer, I make sure to hold off on a vape. Or if I am in the middle of one, I make sure to exhale so that the officer sees what's going on.

    You know a funny thing is that a woman got pulled over for an unrelated reason and then ticketed for having Google Glasses on while driving. Hands-free, but still ticketed. Although I'm sure they used 'distraction while driving' for the reasoning of the ticket. Her lawyer said that the glasses did not turn on 'till she looked up to talk to the officer. I do not know enough about Google Glasses to base a proper opinion though. Just thought it was an interesting case that did not get dropped.

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    That's crazy. Fortunately in my small town, the cops are pretty mellow. I work with the uncle of one of our sheriffs, so he's always at the job and I've vaped several times in front of him. I'm pretty sure he's told half the department "those workers at the nursing home are crazy, puffing away on those weird pen things..." If the cops see me or my mom taking a puff while we're driving, they usually nod their heads at us and give a wave and carry on about their business. Haha 😄
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