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Old 11-28-2006, 06:21 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by MNBoxster

The only states which do not require a Front Plate are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

You're really tickling the Dragon's Tail not to have one if your state requires it. It gives the Cops Probable Cause for a stop and then you're possibly in for a whole lot more such as Sobriety testing, Equip. Tests, etc. Luck will have it that you just left a Party and maybe had one too many for the Breathalizer and then you're gonna be screwed.

IMHO, it's not worth it. Many Municipalities are cracking down like never before on this because they need the revenue to shore-up State and Federal shortfalls. And, you are, afterall, breaking the Law.

If you don't like it, start a referendum to alter the Law, but until then, obey it like any other traffic law. IMHO, it's really arrogant to see people with these cars and not have a required plate, as if they're something special just because they can afford a nicer car, that the Law somehow doesn't apply to them...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
I knew it! Whenever I saw a car without a front plate it was from PA.
I'm with Jim on this one. The spoiled aesthetics is small price to pay for avoiding probable cause.

Randall, it seems that cops are more lenient about this in a state that borders states where front plates are not required. Texas is practically surrounded by them, so cops are used to seeing a lot of cars without front plates. This leniency then encourages TX drivers (such as yourself) to also drop their front plates which produces even more cars like that.

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