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A Norfolk Traffic Lawyer Explains A Dangling Parking Pass

In this post, a Norfolk traffic lawyer explains a dangling parking pass as a basis for a stop by a police officer.  The Virginia Court of Appeals has attempted to explain how and when a police officer may stop a driver on a highway.

The Virginia Court of Appeals has recently ruled that a dangling parking pass is a basis for a stop by a police officer.  In Mason v. Commonwealth, the Court made the ruling  in a 6-5 decision.  The dangling pass may be used by the police to justify a brief detention to investigate.  The Court held that the dangling pass could give a reasonable officer a  basis for a stop for a violation of Virginia Section 46.2-1054, which prohibits objects suspended from any part of a motor vehicle which obstructs a driver’s view of  a highway.

The ruling by the Court did not give the police a per se right to stop any vehicle with any dangling object.  In fact the Court opined that some objects, like a graduation tassel, would not be in the same category as the parking pass in this case, which was opaque and five inches by three inches  and hung from a rear view mirror.

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