Wearing ear muffs are illegal? Are all ear muffs illegal or just when it cuts off certain sound frequencies a certain decibel amount?
If I hadn’t horned the hardcore people in the morning, would it still be considered Public Nuisance? I doubt it. But the fact that I did horn them at around 8am while they were still in their tents could very well have convicted me of it.
Lessons learned: Don’t horn people while they are sleeping, because they can report you and my video footage would show that I might of had ‘malicious’ intent in the morning. Also don’t show police that you drive with ear muffs. Other than that, have fun!
That cop was cool, just for the fact he didn’t give you a ticket. But other than that, he was a toolbag. Nothing against him for pulling you over, since he really had no choice with the audience that was there…but his reasoning/argument to you made me laugh as much as your horning of the sleeping morons outside of the store.
I’m more confident with my two camcorders. Looking back at that thread, I’m not afraid of an endangerment ticket because i’m always a safe driver and video evidence would show it. I’d never want to endanger anyone.
For this event, the fact (err my opinion) that over half the people were laughing/cheering and positive tones would show that it wasn’t a public nuisance, except for the morning hornage.
I think the lady, and a few others did report it to the cop. I haven’t heard anything else. They wouldn’t have anything except that I horned them in the morning, and that just might be malicious or harassing. So I won’t do that again.
Well you have to be careful not to incriminate yourself … Like when he was saying that the muffs were illegal and I couldn’t hear someone scream if they were about to be run over, I told him that I would hear it, which I would! And I was trying to excite the crowd, not necessarily be the christmas cheer bandwagon but excite.
Luckily in Washington, to my knowledge it really ISN’T illegal to horn off. No ‘improper use of horn’ law in Washington that I know of. So to the law, really I didn’t do anything bad except for maybe the morning honk. Washington is awesome! America is awesome!
That being said, always be nice to a police officer!
and sorry, I just discovered that digital image stabilization makes the video slightly zoomed in! Ack, in future videos you will be able to see slightly more side-to-side and up/down from the front dash cam