After talking with a Lake Lure police officer, I figured I would report what I was told. I don't know how this applies to the rest of the state, but this is for the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock/Hendersonville/Asheville area.
Officers do not have to be insight when "catching speeders"; sitting on the side of the road.
Officers do not have to turn on EMS lights when "speeding"; responding to call. This is dependent on department policy.
Officers do not have to show you the speed radar.
Asheville police are extremely corrupt.
All to officer's choice.
Tail light lenses must
be red. No tint.
officers do not bother and let the inspection stations handle it.
Headlights can not
have any blue hue to them. You will be pulled. It has to with EMS vehicles. You will also be pulled, resident or not, for blinding others; ie high beams on when they should be off.
Headlight covers, again, some
officers won't bother unless it really affects the light output; resident or not.
There you go. So if you decide to visit this area, resident or not, be safe.