Even though this poor thread derailed heavily, here's 2cents by someone that has been pulled over roughly 25+ times since my high school years in the last 25 years roughly, that has lived in different states, and routinely traveled out of state for work, in both personal cars and commercial semis:
Local PD vary by city, by how much they care/don't care about things. Larger cities with a ton of crime annually, probably won't even look twice UNLESS you or your car is known to them or you are blatantly doing something stupid. In which case, ANY reason to stop you, they will. Whether that's a dead license plate light, missing front plate, etc. In cities with minimal crime however, the odds go up greatly, as they are not burdened with nonsense.
Here's some examples: I ran limo limo tint on a personal 2 door sedan; back, sides, and rear quarters (only driver and pass door are illegal on 2 door at that percentage in Ohio) for years in Akron. Never stopped. Pittsburgh, 3 years, never stopped. My local Ohio city where I grew up and returned to late in life? Stopped twice after 4 and 5 months upon returning, 1st was a warning, 2nd a ticket. 35k population. Back on my 1st four-eyed Foxbody at 17, I flipped the high and low beams, so high were outside, as I was poor HS student and was trying to squeak by after a low beam died. City was adjacent to my current city, with roughly 40k population, low crime (like 1 murder per decade kind of crime like current city, but plagued with drugs like any other). Within a day of flipping lights, cop stopped me. Even though they were aiming down, he knew. Again, somewhere like Akron or Cleveland, probably would have gone unnoticed. My local city and 2 adjacent will routinely stop you if a light is out, etc. If they are angled wrong, they'll also stop you. Running illegal color lights? They'll stop you.
I will say though, that the local PD, since switching to the Ford Explorer platform, are easier to spot since they all have the blue hue headlights. Back when Crown Vics were the norm, used to have to rely on the parking light's distinct pattern.
Again, just 2 cents. Either blindly follow others, or use common sense.