My car is modified, can the police stop me?

The short answer is yes. While your vehicle may be modified in an entirely safe and responsible manner, the police have the right to complete safety inspections on a vehicle. If the officer looks at your vehicle, and has reason to believe that your car may violate a state law concerning equipment or safety – such as headlights, taillights, noise or ‘general safety’, they may pull you over and inspect your vehicle. If, while they have you pulled over, they notice something out of place – such as the odor of marijuana, evasive attitude or signs of intoxication – they may begin to investigate those items of interest. Thus, if it’s modified, be careful.

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