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Large flags on vehicles OK in most cases

The in basket: Morris 2126, who didn’t leave his last name but who evidently is 2,126th in a succession, wrote, “I have observed many large pickup trucks driving in Kitsap County with huge flags trailing from the beds. The American flag is frequently billowing in the wind. I assume that this signals that the driver is charging into battle.
“On more than one occasion, I have observed a large Confederate flag as well. I cringe every time I see the Confederate flag side by side with the Stars and Stripes. What is this supposed to signal? I seriously doubt the excuse of ‘southern pride.’  Get real, we all know what it really means.

“While we cannot change stupidity and hate, I question whether it is legal to be driving around with large flags flying on our cars. It is a distraction. If the flag pole were to break, a serious accident could occur,” he said..

The out basket: I see more 12th Man flags that answer that description than either American or Confederate flags.

Trooper Russ Winger of the State Patrol here replies, “There is nothing illegal about displaying a flag on a vehicle as long as the flag is securely attached and does not obscure the driver’s or other motorists’ visibility. It also must not extend beyond the maximum width and height restrictions for vehicles.”