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Is it illegal to drive without a hood on??? Or what are the risks in doing this??? I will be driving 5-6 miles to pick up my new hood without a hood on... is this ok??? p.s. I live in FL
 

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i dont see why it would be illegal but what kinda of hood did you get??
 

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Originally posted by: ignernt
You could always tell the cop it's that new transparent carbon fiber hood. :biggrin:

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Originally posted by: ignernt
You could always tell the cop it's that new transparent carbon fiber hood. :biggrin:
:rofl:

clear - "none stable and breakable" hoods are illegal in most states....

therefor it would only make sense that not having one on is illegal too.

5-6 mile drive... just tell the cop that if you get caught... hopefully he's a nice cop...
 

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Originally posted by: ND4SPD
heres a thought... go down to the cop station and ask for a police escort :biggrin:
worth a try :biggrin:
 

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Or you could always just drive a different car to pick it up. OR you could go in a friend's car to pick it up.....It seems like there's countless ways around it
 

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Originally posted by: ND4SPD
heres a thought... go down to the cop station and ask for a police escort :biggrin:
Hey... i'm about to break the law... why don't you come by and arrest me. :tongue:

i'd just have a buddy in front of you and try to tail him closely.
 

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Originally posted by: ignernt
Originally posted by: ND4SPD
heres a thought... go down to the cop station and ask for a police escort :biggrin:
Hey... i'm about to break the law... why don't you come by and arrest me. :tongue:

i'd just have a buddy in front of you and try to tail him closely.

Hmm tailgating..that never draws attention..:tongue: :rolf
 

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I know I am based in the UK, but I am sure the law regarding this would be the same over there as it is over here. Basically, it is illegal to drive a car without a hood because of the injuries you would cause to a pedestrian. Hit a pedestrian at 5mph with a car with a hood, and if he doesn't go under the car, he will bounce off the hood. Same scenario but without a hood, he will fall onto a red hot engine, belts pullys, fans, battery etc and come off a lot worse.

Drive without a hood over here, and the cop would throw the book at you. Maybe it's more lax over there, I dont know......but do you wanna risk it??

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Just go for it and hope you don't get a ticket. :)

I have seen a few people do it here during the summer time (TX)...

I have seen one person repeatedly do it..
 

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Originally posted by: ignernt
Originally posted by: ND4SPD
heres a thought... go down to the cop station and ask for a police escort :biggrin:
Hey... i'm about to break the law... why don't you come by and arrest me. :tongue:
i just thought that if you TOLD them about it, they might be willing to help ya out. heheh.






oh hey - heres a good idea - Duct Tape! - if your car is silver, this will look even better... just run lines of the duct tape across from the left fender to the right fender... have them over lap a little bit, and once you're all done, it should look like a solid piece... un noticable as you are just wizzing down the road :tongue:
 

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Originally posted by: ND4SPD
Originally posted by: ignernt
Originally posted by: ND4SPD
heres a thought... go down to the cop station and ask for a police escort :biggrin:
Hey... i'm about to break the law... why don't you come by and arrest me. :tongue:
i just thought that if you TOLD them about it, they might be willing to help ya out. heheh.






oh hey - heres a good idea - Duct Tape! - if your car is silver, this will look even better... just run lines of the duct tape across from the left fender to the right fender... have them over lap a little bit, and once you're all done, it should look like a solid piece... un noticable as you are just wizzing down the road :tongue:

That would take WAY too much effort! I would just drive with it open and hope for the best.
 

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Driving w/o a hood IS illegal.

If you get pulled simply tell the officer that you are on your way to get a new hood, and that he may follow you to ensure you are not lying.


I was forced to do so while at CougarBash...

A cop saw my parked car and asked why I didnt not have a hood. I told him I had Just been in an accident last night and my hood was damaged and it was unsafe to drive with it on. He didnt have a problem with that.
 

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Originally posted by: ND4SPD
Originally posted by: ignernt
Originally posted by: ND4SPD
heres a thought... go down to the cop station and ask for a police escort :biggrin:
Hey... i'm about to break the law... why don't you come by and arrest me. :tongue:
i just thought that if you TOLD them about it, they might be willing to help ya out. heheh.






oh hey - heres a good idea - Duct Tape! - if your car is silver, this will look even better... just run lines of the duct tape across from the left fender to the right fender... have them over lap a little bit, and once you're all done, it should look like a solid piece... un noticable as you are just wizzing down the road :tongue:
OR you could just keep the Duct tape hood for weight reduction. It has to be WAY lighter then a Carbon hood.
 
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