Florida Criminalizes Display Of "Truck Nuts"
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|The Florida Senate on Thursday passed an amendment to impose a $60 fine on Truck Nutz, one brand name for the novelty item on vehicle trailer hitches that resemble the dangling southern end of a northbound bull. The proposal would make displaying bull genitalia reproductions on a vehicle subject to a $60 fine, moving violations and points against a driver license.|
Will the legacy of truck-testicle discrimination in this country never be put to rest?
The penalties were proposed by Sen. Carey Baker, R-Eustis.
Sen. Jim King, R-Jacksonville, said he had a set on one of his vehicles, which he described as "all pimped out." They are no more than "an expression of truckliness," he said, although he'd acceded to his wife's request to take them off.
"I find it shocking we'd tell people with metallic testicles on their bumpers that this is a violation," said Sen. Steve Geller, D-Hallandale. "There's got to be better things for us to spend time debating."
Geller suggested this ban might be followed by prohibiting silhouettes of nude women on truck mud flaps.
"We're basically going to have the bumper police," King said.
"All their concerns are legitimate," Baker said of the critics. "And I do have more important things to do this session. But I think this is important, too."
The fan site, "Bumpernuts" warns people: "WHEN USING THE HITCH HANGER, IT IS BEST TO USE A THREADLOCKER ADHESIVE, PEOPLE WILL STEAL YOUR BALLS."
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Posted by Glis on 2008-04-28 14:01:22
|Florida is going nuts (no pun) with commie laws! It's almost everyday I read about some new garbage Florida can fine you for. Now you can get a $650 fine if someone can hear your car stereo 25ft away??? Fines for baggy pants! Why don't they just cut to the chase and take all of your possesions and replace them with 'authorized' ones, everyone can have a sweet baby blue jumpsuit, drive a Prius and eat GM soy. I expect real estate prices to soar as people realize the utopia that is Florida.|
|Posted by Cold and Dead on 2008-04-29 04:23:43|
|You ever see anyone from Florida?|
|Posted by Babbidaba on 2008-04-29 11:41:39|
|I'd rather everyone drive fuel-efficient hybrids than uselessly wasteful pickup trucks and huge SUVs that people rarely use for their intended purpose, other than to "look tough" or whatever dipshits are concerned about when driving large vehicles.|
|Posted by Pile on 2008-05-04 19:54:16|
|Why are these laws "commie?" What's communist about it? Oppressive maybe, but communism isn't the symbol for oppression. That would be perhaps a dictatorship, or a monarchy.|
Posted by Anthony Brewer on 2008-05-15 14:37:48
|Did this pass both the House and Senate?|
Posted by reporter666 on 2009-04-06 13:58:12
|I find these hilarious, I have tons of pics and also the Bulls balls (real ones) dont laugh too hard.|
|Balls to the wall|
Posted by Nukinfutz on 2009-04-28 12:42:52
|I'm tired of people's delicate sensibilities. I was told at work that I had to neuter my truck before I enter their facilities. I guess someone complained and their feelings were hurt, boohoo! So instead of occasionally seeing them in the parking lot (I usually combat park anyway), my truck is now parked right smack in the front entrance so they must see them going in and out. An added bonus is I always have shade now. Take that cry babies! In a related article I found this great quote:|
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Posted by bob johnson on 2009-09-19 16:48:02
|THAT IS THE MOST STUPID LAW THAT FLORIDA HAS EVER PAST, THEY SHOULD HAVE BETTER THING TO DO. IT IS MY TRUCK, MY NUTS, MY MONEY. DONT WORRY ABOUT IT FIGHT CRIME U PENCIL PUSHERS. THEY SAY IT IS LIKE IF I WIPPED MY NUTS OUT AND WAS SHOWING THEM. WELL I TAKE IT THEY NEVER SEEN ANY NUTS BEFORE AND THERE DAUGHERS WILL NEVER SEE THEM. THEY ARE IN A WIDE AWAKING THEN.|
|Posted by Julie on 2009-10-08 07:56:42|
|Do FL lawmakers hav nothing bette to do???!!! Like, maybe outlawing texting while driving. If you're that sesitive to balls hanging on a bumper, then maybe you should go live in some isolated place where no one else can offend you! And while we're at it, there are a lot more LOUD car stereos on the road that loud motorcycles. If the motorcycles are going to be fined, then so should the car stereo players!!!|
Posted by Scott Disick on 2009-12-01 00:55:08
|People here need to know the laws! Everyone is talking about how this is a waste of time, and in a sense it is. But remember driving is Not a right, it's a privilege. Too many people thinking that they can do whatever they want when it comes to cars. People getting their driver license revoked and they still drive, people driving drunk mostly because they think they have the right! Dont like the fine of truck nutz, they dont drive! People here acting like their drivers license will be suspended if they have truck nutz.|
|Florida law makers|
Posted by none of your buisness on 2009-12-28 00:06:21
|this is a bunch of bulls**t that anyone with truck nuts will get a $60.00 fine, freedom of speech is or 1st ammendment and we should be able to do this its for fun yes driving is a privalage but still like bob johnson said my truck my nutz my money. If you dont like it5 o well deal with it its a stupid law from idiotic law makers.|
the only reason why its offensive to these old guys is because they cant use theirs no more.
what these "truck nutz" mean why we display them is because our truck has power unlike your prius's do somthing usefull the funny thing about it is our tax payers money pays for them to do sh*t like this
|Good for Florida!|
Posted by NJGirl on 2011-05-19 11:44:45
|Anyone who hangs a pair of testicles from the bumper of their truck is a complete idiot. My young daughter saw these for the first time the other day and she was grossed out by it. What's next? A pussy on the front grill?|
Posted by Bill Bigballs on 2011-06-21 21:04:34
|I think that we we have to use common sense here. If those damn city slickers don't like to look at set of large bull balls staring them in the face as they are stuck behind me in traffic then too bad!!!...only kidding I think that a set of bulls nuts hanging from the bumper of a pickup is low class.|
Posted by jeff on 2012-01-07 05:07:42
|Its only women complainging . When has a woman ever actually fought for anything . only complaining . where is the equal rights ?|
|What is the Legal Statutes|
Posted by GF on 2017-02-01 10:01:16
|What is the legal statute for this in Florida? I have read the ban, but can not find the legal criminal code or statute for this ban.|