Today I took my Jeep out without the doors for a drive, like I have been doing for the past few weeks, and I got pulled over by a cop. This was the first time I'd been pulled over with my doors off but I have passed about 30 other police officers this week. I was wondering if anyone in PA or more specifically the Pittsburgh area had any experiences with this. I had found this link to an amendment to the bill making it illegal as well but I wasn't about to argue with him today.
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Haven’t heard that. It’s just the mirrors that are the issue. Maybe he’s just not well informed. I’m surprised they’d stop you for that. In the current state of chaos, I’d think they’d let these types of things slide.
If it is some weird law, it’s foolish. How do you justify motorcycles at that point?
There are a couple of very long threads about this on some of the Jeep forums I'm on. Bottom line seems to be that it's illegal to remove the doors the vehicle was manufactured with, and apparently the fact that they're designed to be removable won't get you off the hook.
There are two or three counties which reportedly don't enforce it, but nearly all others do, and the state police definitely do. The threads have lots of input from Jeep-owning LEOs confirming all of that.
Sucks, particularly considering the huge Jeep Jamboree is hosted up there.
I have never been stopped yet by a cop but, was told that aslong as your not being a dick about an have side mirrors , they leave you alone. I live in PA Poconos I got them cheap little round mirrors an just stuck them on the vents, when doors off just angle them to see an I'm good.
The law reads that you cannot operate it on roadways exceeding a posted 55 MpH limit. So even if the road had a speed limit of 55, you’re good.
There is also a section that reads the vehicle shall have opening and closing doors unless it was manufactured without a roof or sides. If you don’t have a top on, I guess you have no roof. So....
I took that as if the road has a speed limit over 55mph you can't drive it without doors.
If it was specifically the vehicle speed it would say something along the lines of "shall no operate in excess of 55mph".
I'm in PA and it's my understanding that you can be cited or warned for driving doorless.
most cops ignore it unless you don't have mirrors.
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Right, I was just saying windshield,mirrors and bumpers are definitely safety concerns (when missing), but doors don’t fall under that category IMO...thnx for your input, I appreciate the education.!!
What part of Pittsburgh? I’ve heard Monroeville enforces it but I’ve seen lots without doors elsewhere around the city.