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Re: Tourist front plates, are they legal? (archive)

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Posted by Chris B. on September 24, 1998 at 13:03:32:

In Reply to: Re: Tourist front plates, are they legal? posted by MR on September 24, 1998 at 10:18:42:

YES, you have to (according to law) have a license plate on the front of your car.BUT, as with so many other things, as you see them more and more often you tend to not notice them and they become "Normal" looking.
For example: Growing up in So. Cal. I remember when tinted windows was a quick ticket, or a loud motorcycle was too. As these types of mods become
more common the cops get used to them and don't tend to notice them.
I have removed license plates inthe front on every car I've owned in the last 20 years. (O.K. maybe not on that 1983 toyota corolla station wagon....but WHAT was I thinking?) I'ave also had tinted windows and fairly loud exhaust's on most if not all of them and I've only gotton maybe 2 tickets in 10 years for them. (Fix it tickets no less)Previous to 10 years ago, I recieved tickets probably1x ayear for that kind of stuff.
So it probably has a lot do do with where you live and how many other people are doing it too.

Chris B.
1995 540i 6speed, 18" Hamanns, BL/SS'd, BMWCCA, Etc.

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