[Vwdiesel] dyeing fuel

Harmon Seaver hseaver at cybershamanix.com
Wed Aug 6 11:03:56 EDT 2003

On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 11:00:44PM -0600, James Hansen wrote:
> I get checked at least once a year by the local constabulary at roadside
> "safety" revenue generating checks. At 300 bucks a pop for red fuel in a
> road car, it's hardly worth getting caught.
> I do live in Saskatchewan, home of the tax and spenders, so the rcmp are
> just another branch of the provincial revenue generating machine... but
> politics aside, yeah I can count on getting tested once a year anyway.  It's
> an agricultural area, and the cops eyes light up when they see a diesel car,
> probably driven by a farmer who has access to reduced tax fuel. (not non-tax
> btw) They asked about the blue stuff too- the 2 stroke oil.
> -James

   Yeah, I know they do that a bit in CA, I recall when I was living in BC some
of the locals worrying about getting caught with "purple gas". But I've never,
ever, heard of it in the US. First off, they'd have to have a search warrant,
with probably cause to search. Unless the driver agreed to the search, of
course, and the Supreme Court has recently outlawed searches of any kind in
random stops, or traffic stops.

Harmon Seaver

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