Jan. 23 letters to the editor
To the editor:
There are a couple of laws that really seem to have gone by the wayside after creation by the state and I believe that they are a matter of police officer safety, as well, as I think they were thought of when created.
The first one is the license plate frames (mostly provided by dealers) that cover the tags and even city in some cases. There's no way to read them and maybe that's on purpose for some.
Dealers need to be made to comply the same as the owners per ORS 803.550 section 2 that requires all to be unobstructed. We should start using this as probable cause to pull people over. You know if you have to remove the frame to replace the tags --- it's wrong!
The second law in question is that of the new Lyft lights in the windshield of cars. It clearly states in ORS 816.350 sections 4 and 12 that there is not to be any red or blue lights visible on the front of Oregon cars. Now some people may get picky on the color displayed, but the pinkish red color and the blue/purple colors I believe fall into this rule. It can be very deceiving with one behind your car. The state needs to make Lyft comply with the color rule requirements set forth by the law and remove any and all colored lights from their windshield.
Please Oregon get tough and enforce these laws for everyone (not just have them on the books).
Roger Currier, Newberg
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