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concerned citizen

Lake Jackson, TX

#1 Sep 11, 2012
why doesn't the law pull over these tractor trailer truck drivers on the road that can't drive and likely doesn't have a license?

My theory is that the farmers have enough pull ($$$) to have the LAW ENFORCEMENT community look the other way! Well, at least the local ones...I don't know about the State boys, although I don’t think I’ve ever seen a trooper pull over a farm vehicle in my life???

Thoughts?????
concerned citizen

Lake Jackson, TX

#2 Sep 11, 2012
my apologies.....my initial post had the title and name swapped
concerned citizen

Lake Jackson, TX

#3 Sep 11, 2012
regarding the post asking about probable cause to stop them....uuhhh, there is always probable cause for a traffic stop if the stop is really desired!!!!

In addition I have noticed them make many infraction myself, however minor, they could and should still be stopped!
intheknow

New Roads, LA

#4 Sep 11, 2012
FYI, farm vehicles do not have to have to be licensed and the driver is not required to have a license to be on the highway so how are you to ticket them

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#5 Sep 11, 2012
Hauling equipment such as tractor/trailer rigs must have proper registration and insurance on both the tractor and trailor.
They must also pass the state DOT inspection.
Many trailors go uninspected.
The driver must be licensed.
CDL is not required for farm vehicles and a Mexican drivers license is acceptable.
Corn Man

New Roads, LA

#6 Sep 11, 2012
intheknow wrote:
FYI, farm vehicles do not have to have to be licensed and the driver is not required to have a license to be on the highway so how are you to ticket them
That's is for farm tractors only. Trucks or any farm vehicle that is considered a car or truck or tractor trailor, you must have a valid license. A farm tractor is allowed to travel on a state or parish road and can impede the normal flow of traffic. I is a nice thing when they pull over to let traffic pass. There are farmers though, that don't allow their tractors to pull over.
Your mama

Slaughter, LA

#7 Sep 11, 2012
Come on these guys are only trying to earn a paycheck to live.
curiousity

Haslet, TX

#8 Sep 11, 2012
concerned citizen wrote:
why doesn't the law pull over these tractor trailer truck drivers on the road that can't drive and likely doesn't have a license?

My theory is that the farmers have enough pull ($$$) to have the LAW ENFORCEMENT community look the other way! Well, at least the local ones...I don't know about the State boys, although I don’t think I’ve ever seen a trooper pull over a farm vehicle in my life???

Thoughts?????
Just be quiet.
curiousity

Haslet, TX

#9 Sep 11, 2012
Your mama wrote:
Come on these guys are only trying to earn a paycheck to live.
Thank you!

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#10 Sep 11, 2012
concerned citizen wrote:
why doesn't the law pull over these tractor trailer truck drivers on the road that can't drive and likely doesn't have a license?
My theory is that the farmers have enough pull ($$$) to have the LAW ENFORCEMENT community look the other way! Well, at least the local ones...I don't know about the State boys, although I don’t think I’ve ever seen a trooper pull over a farm vehicle in my life???
Thoughts?????
Local law enforcement will(or never) pull a farm truck over for a blatant sticker violation. The same holds true for LSP.
Those DOT stooges that patrol 190 will , however.
Especially at this time of year.
When they know they can.
They're only doing there job.
But lord, they don't do it randomly or legally.
The info age gives them a huge advantage in the " reasonable doubt" category.
Allowing them to have unchecked powers!

It has always amazed me in these situations how the concept of discretion is "used" in terms of law enforcement.
concerned citizen

Lake Jackson, TX

#11 Sep 12, 2012
You would like that huh, But No thanks...I still have the freedom of speech (at least for now)!

And as far as them earning a paycheck, you do mean ILLEGALLY right? They send that money directly out the US, just go to Winn Dixie and see!

I'd like to see them get held to the same standard...what if I get stopped without a DRIVERS license on my way to WORK to earn a paycheck, wouldn't I get the boot???

And I think the farmers and law enforcement community should be held accountable....the common Joe like myself is
curiousity wrote:
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Just be quiet.
rage

United States

#12 Sep 12, 2012
concerned citizen wrote:
why doesn't the law pull over these tractor trailer truck drivers on the road that can't drive and likely doesn't have a license?
My theory is that the farmers have enough pull ($$$) to have the LAW ENFORCEMENT community look the other way! Well, at least the local ones...I don't know about the State boys, although I don’t think I’ve ever seen a trooper pull over a farm vehicle in my life???
Thoughts?????
They dont because that would be racial profiling and it is wrong to catch someone who is driving without a license. Did you not know that illegals have more rights than you. It is also wrong to put any burden on a poor hard working farmer. These farmers are trying desperately to make it with soybeans at $18 a bushell and Government subs. They work hard all day watching all the mexicans work on their farms. That farmer also has to spend alot of time deducting his fuel exspences from his taxes and picking out his new one ton truck for next year. They dont need cops pulling over the help during harvest.

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#13 Sep 12, 2012
rage wrote:
<quoted text>They dont because that would be racial profiling and it is wrong to catch someone who is driving without a license. Did you not know that illegals have more rights than you. It is also wrong to put any burden on a poor hard working farmer. These farmers are trying desperately to make it with soybeans at $18 a bushell and Government subs. They work hard all day watching all the mexicans work on their farms. That farmer also has to spend alot of time deducting his fuel exspences from his taxes and picking out his new one ton truck for next year. They dont need cops pulling over the help during harvest.
Lol!
You forgot to mention the one ton "kings ranch" model!

I believe most are legal, rage. I'm not naive enough to believe there aren't any illegals. There are many, I know.

If I'm not mistaken, a legal Mexican is eligible for and must be paid more than minimum wage($7.15,I think).
I don't have the time these days to check it all out but why does a Mexican national have more wage power than a US citizen(discounting the fact that they are very hard workers). And farm minimum wage differs from the regular labor force minimum wage.

This is where the illegals fill the niche. And you are right, the responsibility lies with the employer(farmer) who knowingly hires and maintains that status. I know of quite a few.
The farmers risk a huge gamble on illegals. Legally and morally.

At least, keep the illegals in the field!!!
Cane season starts in a week or two.
I wonder how many innocent people will lose a life this year?
newcomer

United States

#14 Sep 12, 2012
concerned citizen wrote:
<quoted text>You would like that huh, But No thanks...I still have the freedom of speech (at least for now)!

And as far as them earning a paycheck, you do mean ILLEGALLY right? They send that money directly out the US, just go to Winn Dixie and see!

I'd like to see them get held to the same standard...what if I get stopped without a DRIVERS license on my way to WORK to earn a paycheck, wouldn't I get the boot???

And I think the farmers and law enforcement community should be held accountable....the common Joe like myself is
Well I'm glad you know your rights, and that you think Topix.com will change the law!
concerned citizen

Lake Jackson, TX

#15 Sep 13, 2012
what substance does this dumba$$ comment bring? Please enlighten me with something more than this!
newcomer wrote:
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Well I'm glad you know your rights, and that you think Topix.com will change the law!
newcomer

Haslet, TX

#16 Sep 13, 2012
concerned citizen wrote:
<quoted text>what substance does this dumba$$ comment bring? Please enlighten me with something more than this!
Nothing, doesn't have to, I have the "freedom of speech".
concerned citizen

Lake Jackson, TX

#17 Sep 14, 2012
you do have that right, good, you’re catching on....now just bring something to the table when you speak instead of wasting everyone’s time with IGNORENT comments!

if you are going to oppose a view or want to criticize...try having some substance to it, otherwise IGNORENCE is defiantly how to describe you....just some advise!
newcomer wrote:
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Nothing, doesn't have to, I have the "freedom of speech".
newcomer

Haslet, TX

#18 Sep 14, 2012
concerned citizen wrote:
<quoted text>you do have that right, good, you’re catching on....now just bring something to the table when you speak instead of wasting everyone’s time with IGNORENT comments!

if you are going to oppose a view or want to criticize...try having some substance to it, otherwise IGNORENCE is defiantly how to describe you....just some advise!


Or 16 years old, that's another way of describing me. I'm not ignorant, I'm perfectly capable of learning.
reddog

Haslet, TX

#19 Sep 14, 2012
concerned citizen wrote:
why doesn't the law pull over these tractor trailer truck drivers on the road that can't drive and likely doesn't have a license?

My theory is that the farmers have enough pull ($$$) to have the LAW ENFORCEMENT community look the other way! Well, at least the local ones...I don't know about the State boys, although I don’t think I’ve ever seen a trooper pull over a farm vehicle in my life???

Thoughts?????
Lol you mad bro?
MJ1

United States

#20 Sep 14, 2012
concerned citizen wrote:
<quoted text>you do have that right, good, you’re catching on....now just bring something to the table when you speak instead of wasting everyone’s time with IGNORENT comments!

if you are going to oppose a view or want to criticize...try having some substance to it, otherwise IGNORENCE is defiantly how to describe you....just some advise!
Concerned citizen do not try to argue with such ignorance they'll only bring you down to their level then beat you with experience

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