J D Rider wrote:Why didn't Michael ever get pulled over in the show for all those things? Kitt ran the scanner light on roadways all the time, always had the blackout visible, etc. lol
Maybe some of these car laws are gray and don't get enforced most of the time... like technicalities.
That's a simple one. In television and movies, unless it's a reality based source, it all resides in an alternate reality. Rules, physics, "reality" and more will mirror our reality to any level those writing the script care to reflect. The true limits are just how much the viewer is willing to tolerate about changes and overlooked details. So, rules of the roads in KR Land don't have strict regulations about red, strobing lights being for official use vehicles, only. It still doesn't make sense to the regular person and must be explained on occasion. However, nobody pulls over when Kitt scans them.
As for real laws in the books, there are lots of outdated and very odd laws in many areas. One that I can think of that applies to this notion is how in multiple states, there's this law that makes it illegal for vehicles to have...electric head lamps. (Only oil burning lamps can be used.) Such laws only still exist as nobody ever pushed to remove them and I can hope that no law enforcement officer ever tries to rely upon such laws to push a ticket with.