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Old 12-10-2020, 09:12 PM   #1
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Would this jacket get me pulled over?

I found a good price on a surplus heavy duty jacket from Germany. It's like 1/8 the price of a similar Belstaff, and I can wax my own cotton anyway.

Only problem is it says "Police" in German on the back. I was thinking about just duct taping over the letters, but was wondering if I am liable to get pulled over if I don't tape over the letters. Reason is the letters are reflective.

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And thank you!!!

Also - I ride a low-key bike, it's not loud, and I am good about following traffic laws (if any of that makes a difference).

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Old 12-10-2020, 09:17 PM   #2
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I don't see an issue. It doesn't resemble any police uniform in the US.
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Way cool. The word look fore eeen. What do it mean?
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Old 12-10-2020, 09:29 PM   #4
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Old 12-10-2020, 10:24 PM   #5
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The only attention you might get is if there’s a German-American CHP coming up in your six. I’d expect a thumbs up.
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Old 12-10-2020, 10:31 PM   #6
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I don't see an issue. It doesn't resemble any police uniform in the US.
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Old 12-10-2020, 10:35 PM   #7
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Way cool. The word look fore eeen. What do it mean?
LOL, my 2nd fear is that a crazy antifa person who knows German will think I am making a political statement, LOL.

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The only attention you might get is if there’s a German-American CHP coming up in your six. I’d expect a thumbs up.
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Old 12-10-2020, 10:35 PM   #8
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Old 12-11-2020, 08:59 AM   #10
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While you may not get stopped you might get people calling in to report you which ties up 911 lines. Also, with the growing hate towards Police, why would you put yourself at risk of someone trying to cause problems with you on the roadway.

If you like the jacket that much, get it but I’d by a black dye marking pen, and color over the lettering
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Or driving driving one of these:
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Or driving driving one of these:
I guess with the autobahn they need those!!!
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