Rules of the Road: Why not ticket pickups with high bumpers? - The Bellingham Herald

I have seen many pickup trucks with after-market lift kits that far exceed the maximum bumper height standards of 26 to 30 inches in our state. Some of these lifted trucks have bumper heights that are even above the windowsill height of our Subaru Forester SUV. Why are the Bellingham Police not ticketing the owners of these lifted trucks and enforcing the bumper height regulations in Washington state. You are correct, there are people who will “lift” their vehicle and violate the maximum bumper height standards. I do know that the Bellingham Police enforce the bumper height regulations, but again it comes down to them needing to see the violation and take action. Rules of the Road is a regular column with questions and answers on road laws, safe driving habits and general police practices. Source: