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  • andres3andres3 CAPosts: 5,282

    @nyccarguy said: sweendogy

    I see you hate your state's front plate law. I don't blame you. Sexy looking S4!

    To find the humorous side of my recent situation, I "uninstalled" my front license plate holder on my new S4. Left the 4 little screw holes there just in case. If it was on there, I imagine my accident would have caused another .25 man hours of work to repair, as they need to remove and replace the front bumper and grill. I will make sure they make my 4 guide holes though; just in case the CHP forces my hand some day.

  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,644

    In California they'll ticket you even if you're parked if you have no front plate.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,107

    @mrshift

    in New York, they will ticket parked cars on the street with no front plate. They will also specifically pull you over for not having a front plate.

    In Connecticut, you are required to have a front plate, but from what I understand (hearsay) the police will not specifically pull you over for not having a front plate. If you get pulled over for something else, then they'll give you a no front plate ticket as well.

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,644

    I finally solved the problem on the MINI by integrating a front license plate holder with the tow hook anchor--the holder also includes the toll bridge transponder. Pretty neat solution to 2 problems!

  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,600

    @MrShift@Edmunds said: I finally solved the problem on the MINI by integrating a front license plate holder with the tow hook anchor--the holder also includes the toll bridge transponder. Pretty neat solution to 2 problems!

    Except that now you look like an old guy trying to hard to be cool like all the kids and their modded out cars!!

    :)

  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,653

    @nyccarguy said: mrshift

    in New York, they will ticket parked cars on the street with no front plate. They will also specifically pull you over for not having a front plate.

    In Connecticut, you are required to have a front plate, but from what I understand (hearsay) the police will not specifically pull you over for not having a front plate. If you get pulled over for something else, then they'll give you a no front plate ticket as well.

    In TX I've gone 2 years without a front plate and didn't get stopped/ticketed once. Although they tend to taze old ladies here so I wouldn't recommend it...

  • flightnurseflightnurse at 35K feetPosts: 1,523

    Got to love AZ, we do not need front plates.... But plan to get a German plate when we are in Germany in the Fall.

  • flightnurseflightnurse at 35K feetPosts: 1,523

    @MrShift@Edmunds said: In California they'll ticket you even if you're parked if you have no front plate.

    Yes, since you are on the street and the cars have to adhere to all DMV laws.

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,585

    I see lots of single plates around here. I'm in Jersey, and we have both, but am very close to PA and they are rear only.

    I had to take my son's Jetta over tot he dealer when the plates came in, and watched the guy at the dealer bolt on the front plate holder by screwing in 4 self-tapping screws right through the front bumper skin. Would have been sadder if it had been my car!

    at least my Miata was just a bracket that hooked on underneath, so you could take it off without leaving a trace.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,388

    They cut no slack in NH. I had a plate fall off the front and got pulled over by a trooper in a matter of a couple of days. I also got stopped because the month showing on my inspection sticker didn't coinicide with the license plate tag. I even got stopped once for having my rear fog light on. The cop thought I had a blown taillight not realizing that rear fogs are usually only on the left.

    I never got a ticket in any of those stops, just a warning. Those are the hazards of living in a low crime area I guess.

  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,644

    Well an old guy who didn't even know he was trying to look cool IS cool! :)

    @robr2 said:

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,107

    @andys120

    "Live Free Or Die" New Hampshire has a front plate law? Aren't seat belts still optional for adults in NH?

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,388

    @nyccarguy said: andys120

    "Live Free Or Die" New Hampshire has a front plate law? Aren't seat belts still optional for adults in NH?

    Last I heard they were still optional, as are helmets for motorcyclists. Makes no diff to me, I've been wearing belts since 1965 and I'd never dream of getting on a bike with no helmet.

  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,600

    @nyccarguy said: andys120

    "Live Free Or Die" New Hampshire has a front plate law? Aren't seat belts still optional for adults in NH?

    Seat belt laws in NH only apply to under 18 year olds and still no requirement for helmets.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,107

    @robr2 @andys120

    We don't have a motorcycle helmet law in CT either

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,644

    RE: "Live Free or Die" .....um....are license plates still made in prison? :)

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,388

    @MrShift@Edmunds said: RE: "Live Free or Die" .....um....are license plates still made in prison? :)

    Naturally, the taxpayers don't wanna have to pay people to have them made. B)

  • sweendogysweendogy Posts: 1,052
    I have my front on with zip ties, string- and padding on the back of the plate itself to protect the lower bumper. It's "installed" lower on the body - I think it looks better but others could argue its doushie.
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,644

    I think you actually do get paid in prison if you work.

    It's too bad I have to mess up the front of my MINI with a license plate--but of course, how else will city governments increase their revenue with traffic light cameras, if they can't shoot the front of your car for the plate #?

  • cartalkcartalk Posts: 133

    @MrShift@Edmunds said: I think you actually do get paid in prison if you work.

    It's too bad I have to mess up the front of my MINI with a license plate--but of course, how else will city governments increase their revenue with traffic light cameras, if they can't shoot the front of your car for the plate #?

    The same way they do it in Arizona which only has a rear plate. They shoot a pic of the driver and another of the rear plate.

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