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Old 08-10-2006
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is it illegal to have no bumper in the front??

is it?
cause i have none right this second and hope to not get a ticket.

cops

its temporary while i fix it
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i would think it is but im not 100% sure... i know some folks have run without them for some time with no problems
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It's probably gonna vary by state...
but i'd think some type of bumper is required
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I ran without mine for a couple weeks when i had to get a new one, didnt get pulled over at all, even driving through cop city! But yes, i agree with sawred, it most likely varies by state
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Agreed, most likely varies by state, but I had a friend in high school who drove his truck without a bumper for a long time, since he kept getting in all kinds of accidents and it was all jacked up.
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very illeagl in my state
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Well, its towards the beginning of the month... just put one on at the end of the month.. that's when you will get pulled over for the stupidest stuff...
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^yeah that is true, i got pulled over on july 28th for my tags being expired, since January btw! :) I finally got pulled over for that one...lol Only had to pay $10 in court fees and the ticket was dismissed.
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i dont see why it would be illegal. if you dont have a bumper and you get in even a small wreck....your radiator is toast. its gonna do more damage to your truck without it than with it. so its to your benefit to have it on there. how can they make a law about that?
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I beleive it is illegal, but if you were to get pulled over for it, just let them know that it is very temporary and it will be back on soon.
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i dont see why it would be illegal. if you dont have a bumper and you get in even a small wreck....your radiator is toast. its gonna do more damage to your truck without it than with it. so its to your benefit to have it on there. how can they make a law about that?
it's to your benefit to wear a seat belt too... guess what, it's a law! (in some states) click it or ticket!

laws are made to protect. (ok... some of them are just stupid )
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it is illegal just depends on big of dicks the cops are.
i rode around for like 2 years without any bumpers
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in ny, trucks arnt required to have bumpers. which is prolly why the toyota rav4 doesnt have a back bumper from the factory - dont believe me, look at one next time, there is no back bumper, its classified as a truck and isnt required. now as far as cars are concerned it is required to have some sort of bumper.

tho, dont forget, u could paint a 2x4 red and slap it on with two bolts and there ya go, yes it is crude, but hey, its quick easy, most likely free/or close to it, andthen they cant btch
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I got a five day fix-it ticket, basically a warning, an hour after I took off my rear bumper and shipped it to beard. lol damn cops....

I said "It's just til I get my new bumper finished in a couple days". He got me like a minute from my house after I just drove 40 miles round trip to the fedex store and had a cop follow me for about two miles, on the freeway, with no reguard.
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in ny, trucks arnt required to have bumpers. which is prolly why the toyota rav4 doesnt have a back bumper from the factory - dont believe me, look at one next time, there is no back bumper, its classified as a truck and isnt required. now as far as cars are concerned it is required to have some sort of bumper.
Rav4's are cars though.
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ive gotten cited for no front bumper...
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yes its illegal in ohio to not have a front or rear bumper
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if you dont have the center crossmemeber like the 4x4s have the frame looks like an impailing device,, so if you t-boned some one youd go straight through their door and into them,, but ive seen trucks drive around here with no bumpers and some with a huge chunk of wood as a bumper,,
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its gotta be illegal... but i think it depends on the cop whether or not youll be ticketed
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Along with the time of the month I would say that it depends on the time of the day also. If you are seen leaving a bar at 2:30am then the cop might just be looking for a reason to pull you over, too see what else he can get you on.
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I didn't have a front bumper for a long time. I even drove on base without one and never had a problem.
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It is a safety device required by the federal goverment when the vehicle is manufactured. There is a very good chance that the federal requirement will be mirrored in most state motor vehicle laws. If it isn't, it should be. Please remember, just because you never got pulled over for it, doesn't mean it isn't illegal.
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