According to the California Highway Patrol, an officer recently pulled down a car after noticing an odd visual obstacle on the hood – a satellite dish.
The CHP’s Antelope Valley station said in an Instagram post that Officer T. Caton stopped a Toyota Prius on an area highway after taking note of the large satellite dish mounted right in front of the windshield.
The post said the officer asked the driver if the satellite dish impeded their view, and the person responded: “Only when I make right turns.”
According to the CHP, the dish violates the California Vehicle Code, which makes it illegal to instal anything on a vehicle’s hood that might block the driver’s vision.
“It’s about safety folks,” the message added.
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The CHP did not say whether the driver was ticketed or released with a warning.