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  • HOV Sticker on a Magnet

    What do you think of this, putting your HOV sticker on a flexible rubber magnet?

    PROS:

    - Appearance
    - Safe from being stolen (and no hassle of replacement procedure)


    CONS:

    - When taking advantage of free metered parking, INCREASES risk of being stolen.
    - Applying and removing is a minor hassle
    Last edited by topaz420; 09-24-2008, 06:41 PM.

  • #2
    Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

    Make color copies first, and put those on the magnets. That is if VOID does not come through the copy.
    Mario
    AAA CNG SYSTEMS
    CSA Certified CNG Cylinder & Fuel System Inspector

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    • #3
      Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

      And then wait till the CHP stops you. Their not going to be happy.
      John

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      • #4
        Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

        I think if the sticker is on the vehicle it registered to and it belongs to you. You can explain yourself you won't have a problem. Once they see your reasoning and that there is no deception involved. Now you still might get some slack from a die hard officer, I am sure most will understand your reasoning. Some officers are so clue less they might not even realize its on a magnet or its a duplicate.

        Would I do it? Yes if I had a problem with theft of them.
        Mario
        AAA CNG SYSTEMS
        CSA Certified CNG Cylinder & Fuel System Inspector

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        • #5
          Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

          Don't the stickers go on the plastic bumper covers?

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          • #6
            Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

            No idea why you want to do this. On magnetic tape they will be stolen in time.

            As to the copy idea. The originals have a holographic state seal , and at nite they have a blue-green irridesent reflective look . Close to impossible to reproduce .

            Now here's another reason not to copy them. Unauthorized use of the California state seal is a crime , actually a felony for some uses. (Bogus driver licences usually use the holographic laminate peeled off a real medical card , and someone caught is charged with a felony )

            One more. If you are on the 5 , 55 or 91 in orange county near disneyland, a very picky CHP officer will get you. Stopped me because mine were "Too warn out to read" . I think "Timon" knows who I'm talking about.

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            • #7
              Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

              Originally posted by Lakewood90712 View Post
              No idea why you want to do this. On magnetic tape they will be stolen in time.
              In the first post the idea was to put the originals, not copies, on the magnet.

              I actually saw this first in a car that was for sale on Craiglist --

              And the idea is, if you know you're going on a freeway journey that will benefit from HOV, then you pull the magnets out of your glovebox and put them on before you leave home, then take your trip. When you arrive, you take the magnets OFF, put them back in your glove box. Hence, no theft of stickers.

              I read the fine print on the sticker and didn't see anything that would prevent doing something like this.

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              • #8
                Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

                Originally posted by Lakewood90712 View Post
                If you are on the 5 , 55 or 91 in orange county near disneyland, a very picky CHP officer will get you. Stopped me because mine were "Too warn out to read" .
                I've got some of these. Were you on your merry way after a little pleasant conversation? Or was it more of a hassle than that?

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                • #9
                  Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

                  First of all it's illegal. The intent is clear, as the stickers have a very good adhesive and hologram system to make them permanent. They don't have to spell out what 'affixed' to the car means when they put very good adhesive on the stickers for a reason. If the stickers can be removed from the car without the hologram being voided, you have circumnavigated the intended design of the sticker.

                  Put them on where they are visable, (not way down on the bottom curvature of the car) and be done with it.
                  Some time if you do the schenanegans of magnetic tape, they will fall off or you'll forget and they'll get peeled off. Or worse than that, enough people will see you take them off that they will go and try to peel stickers off of folks' cars who are properly installing them.
                  Please don't do this.
                  Jeff

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                  • #10
                    Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

                    Originally posted by CaptJeff View Post
                    Some time if you do the schenanegans of magnetic tape, they will fall off or you'll forget and they'll get peeled off. Or worse than that, enough people will see you take them off that they will go and try to peel stickers off of folks' cars who are properly installing them.
                    Please don't do this.
                    Jeff
                    I agree, IMHO stickers on a car makes it look look like crap. I would have paid extra to have special license plates, similar to goverment plates.

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                    • #11
                      Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

                      Originally posted by CaptJeff View Post
                      First of all it's illegal. They don't have to spell out what 'affixed' to the car means when they put very good adhesive on the stickers for a reason.
                      Actually, for something to be illegal, you do need a "law" which does in fact need to be spelled out.

                      I went ahead and did it, and it's working great! Make sure you get the strongest magnet so they don't fall. I ordered the strips online for less than $10.
                      Last edited by topaz420; 09-28-2008, 05:18 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

                        Wow I love the idea of a special license plate. What a great idea! I too would pay the extra cost and I am sure Sacramento would not have a problem with taking our money
                        Mario
                        AAA CNG SYSTEMS
                        CSA Certified CNG Cylinder & Fuel System Inspector

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                        • #13
                          Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

                          Originally posted by topaz420 View Post
                          Actually, for something to be illegal, you do need a "law" which does in fact need to be spelled out.

                          I went ahead and did it, and it's working great! Make sure you get the strongest magnet so they don't fall. I ordered the strips online for less than $10.
                          (b) A person shall not drive a vehicle described in subdivision (a) of Section 5205.5 with a single occupant upon a high-occupancy vehicle lane pursuant to this section unless the decal, label, or other identifier issued pursuant to Section 5205.5 is properly displayed on the vehicle, and the vehicle registration described in Section 5205.5 is with the vehicle.

                          (f) For purposes of subdivision (a), the Department of the California Highway Patrol and the department, in consultation with the Department of Transportation, shall design and specify the placement of the decal, label, or other identifier on the vehicle. Each decal, label, or other identifier issued for a vehicle shall display a unique number, which number shall be printed on, or affixed to, the vehicle registration.

                          hmmm... given teh instructions that come with the stickers, I'm betting a picky CHP could delay you more.

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                          • #14
                            Re: HOV Sticker on a Magnet

                            Originally posted by hoofnit View Post
                            (b) A person shall not drive a vehicle described in subdivision (a) of Section 5205.5 with a single occupant upon a high-occupancy vehicle lane pursuant to this section unless the decal, label, or other identifier issued pursuant to Section 5205.5 is properly displayed on the vehicle, and the vehicle registration described in Section 5205.5 is with the vehicle.
                            "properly displayed" makes no mention of the specific mechanism for display, and therefore doesn't necessarily exclude magnetism.


                            Originally posted by hoofnit View Post
                            (f) For purposes of subdivision (a), the Department of the California Highway Patrol and the department, in consultation with the Department of Transportation, shall design and specify the placement of the decal, label, or other identifier on the vehicle. Each decal, label, or other identifier issued for a vehicle shall display a unique number, which number shall be printed on, or affixed to, the vehicle registration.
                            The placement of my decal is right where it should be.


                            So I guess I'm the guinea pig for this experiment -- but so far, so good. It's very convenient, and my car doesn't look like a NASCAR participant!

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                            • #15
                              Special Plates

                              I think California should issue special plates, make em dark GREEN on light GREEN, and (unlike Utah) let us keep our 7 digits.
                              BLUE 09 GX

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