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Well, I've had a few ?'s, and figured I'de ask tham alll at once. Thanks in advance!

1) I see many different MSP vehicles. Standard, slicktop, unmarked, and nonconventional, out there. How do they select who get what? I assume certin units automaticaly get non-conventional, but how do they decide who gets the unmarked and slicktops, or even the Dodge's as opposed to the traditional Fr and Eb Blue full-light bar rides?

2) What is the MSP policy on modifying your car? (I.E., Tint, more lights, fog lights, etc)

3) I drive in excess of 60,000 miles/year for business. Mass highways are my 2nd home. I have programed in my phone the direct number a few of the baracks, as I've called each one at least 3 or 4 times about MVA or alike in the last 3 or 4 years. Would the MSP prefer me to dial 911/*SP/*MSP as opposed to a direct barack if im positive im in that area? Sometimes I find that 911 rings forever at times,.....

4) What is the MSP policy on stoping for a DMV? Very often I will pull over when on the cell phone, becasue I need to take notes or to be able to pay more attention to the conversation, and have only once had a trooper stop, it was the only time i had my "4 ways" flashing, I have seen at least 3 fly right by, and im sure theres many i never saw because i was busy writing or whatever.

5) Are you encouraged to keep your portable in your POV when off duty? I was once told it was encouraged, just curious.

6) I've seen the Pike's roadside assistance crews out there stoping at DMV's, that ever turn into a problem? Are they trained on anything other than changing tires? Are they armed? Sounds silly, but I imagine somewhere, some tow truck operator was killed or attacked when he stoped to assist a DMV nutcase....

7) Where is vehicle maintance done? I know there's a repair facility out west, but are the cape guys driving 100 miles for an oil change?
What about gas, I have seen some filling up at local stations, paid out of pocket/reimbursed?

I know they may seem frivilous, but, curiosity has the best of me...
 

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People in NY and NJ have a tendancy to pull to whatever side is closer, left or right, for
*cell phone use
*DMV
*being stoped by the police

I was frequenting DC and NJ by vehicle a lot for a while, and without a doubt I would see multiple vehicles in the high-speed break down lane for one of the above reasons. NJ drivers are by far the absolut worse drivers in the country, and I've driven in most of it. They have absolutetly ZERO driving skills. We may be a-holes here in Mass, but it does take quite a bit of ability to drive in this state. The only thing I try to avoid more than vehicles bearing that yellow license plate are the drivers with those big boxed prescription sun glasses.
 
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