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Bye-bye front plates


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I wish all states would go that route. Fortunately, Florida doesn't require it, so I never had to attach the front plate mount. Although, I might do it anyway just to put on the Tarheel plate my dear sweet ole mother got me (they're kind of hard to come by in Florida).

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I can see the cost and style issues with having the front plate, but "no front plate" violations are often my bread and butter leading me to more serious finds. Do I write for NFP, nope, but it's a good tool to use to stop something if you think there may be something of interest with the car/occupants.

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I hear our Troopers in NY use the plate as a target for the radar/laser. Sometimes they pull people for it, sometimes they dont.

 

Some officers buy special "blue-line" plates and have replaced the state-issued plate on personal vehicles with this plate, to discourage other officers from pulling them over. They've been asked to put the state plate back on, and either run without the plate asking for "courtesy" or put it on above or below the state plate, following regulations about covering parts of it (can't block ANY writing on the plate supposedly).

 

I don't personally have a problem with the front plate, but I know people that have gotten pulled for their plate being too low, one guy just aired up his front 'bags to get it to the right height for the officer.

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I can see the cost and style issues with having the front plate, but "no front plate" violations are often my bread and butter leading me to more serious finds.  Do I write for NFP, nope, but it's a good tool to use to stop something if you think there may be something of interest with the car/occupants.

 

 

 

So any out-of-state vehicle from a state without front plates is a sitting duck??

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I can see the cost and style issues with having the front plate, but "no front plate" violations are often my bread and butter leading me to more serious finds.  Do I write for NFP, nope, but it's a good tool to use to stop something if you think there may be something of interest with the car/occupants.

 

 

 

So any out-of-state vehicle from a state without front plates is a sitting duck??

 

 

 

 

 

I don't think that is what he was implying. Basically what he was saying is that having no front plate on a car gives law enforcment a reason to pull over 'suspicious-looking' vehicles. If a vehicle or its occupants look out of place, driving a little suspicious, etc it give them a reason to pull them over and inquire more. If you are just a normal person driving down the road then it isn't a big deal. But if you see a $100,000 Hummer (with no front plate) in the ghetto, being driven by people who look to be about 16, on a street known for drug sales, etc, it give cops a reason to check things out...

 

I think that is what you were trying to say Bill...?

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Pretty much. Or if they're evasive/avoid eye contact, etc. As for out of staters, we get plenty of MI vehicles coming through town and they don't require both plates, so I don't stop them. If your state only requires 1, you're not in violation.

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Hey 99,Do you give any consideration for us GM-Trucks.com members that blow past you a little over the limit? :confused:

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Haha, it'll all be ok. Actually I think our place is pretty generous. Most guys give 15 in town and up on the interstate(which we're not on too often) we don't write till 80(60 there). Some of our neighbors to the West are a lot more strict.

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I like the fact of only having one plate. Then I can put a vanity plate in the front. As far as what 99silveradoz71 said "15 in town" mine that would be nice. The cops around my neck of the woods will let you go 5 over but I really do not want to push it and find out if I could go 15 over and not get stopped :confused:

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