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Old 02-22-2006, 07:37 PM
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Lightbulb Is it illegal to put your front license plate in your windshield in CA?

I want to know this mostly, but also can you get a ticket for having no front plate in parking? (i.e. have a license plate flip kit that is up while you are parked).

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Old 02-22-2006, 07:43 PM
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it all depends on where u live... cops where i live dont really care too much, SD or LA they will throw a fit its supposed to be "mounted on your front bumper" but like i said ive never had any problems, just make sure if u dont have it on ur bumper at least have it on ur windshield and just say that ur frame fell off so your temporarly having it on ur windshield
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:00 PM
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Years ago I used to have it on my windshield and I got a ticket for it. The cop says that it's supposed to be mounted on the furthest front part of your car, which would be the front bumper.

And yes you can get a ticket for no front plates while parked. I have know people who have gotten them.
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that really sucks.... i had my lic on the front bumper and it got stolen.......btw this was when i was living in boston.......
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no front plate requirement in Las Vegas
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Old 02-26-2006, 02:24 PM
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no front plate requirement in Las Vegas
That's right, no license plate holes for me.
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Old 02-28-2006, 04:30 AM
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The license plate must be mounted and securley fastened to your vehicle. (5200 California Vehicle Code.)
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If you're not going to have it mounted in the front bumper just leave it off completely. The fact that a license plate is in your dash attracts more negative attention than if you just didn't have anything up front.
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yup, putting it in your windshield shows that you are deliberately disobeying the law. It's kind of like you have your front plate obviosly but do not want to mount it in the front. If I was a cop I'd pull more people over with that than people who just don't have it in front because some people like mentioned above, may have had their front license plate stollen.. lol Or they lost it and are waiting for a replacement. But knowing that you do have your front plate and your putting it up in the windshield.. thats a no no!
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no front plate requirement in Las Vegas
Thats because Nevada politics are awesome in general. No tint laws, no front license plate laws, only a part time legislature...all the politicians must still hold down jobs.

But thinks will eventually suck as bad as Kalifornia. Clark County just went lefty the last few years......
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It's illegal to have anything on your front windshield which would impair your field of vision. Last time I got a ticket for not having it mounted on the bumper, they said that the plate had to be located a certain height above the ground; placing it in the windshield was too high.
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yes ... but that never stopped me
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or me either.
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I got a ticket in a Santa Monica parking lot and it was $27.00. I was a very expensive to park there
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Back in '01, when I as in high school, everybody parked down the street from school because the lot wasnt big enough. One day, some [email protected] cop went up both sides of the street giving tickets for no front plates and parking too far away from the curb (some people really suck are parallel parking). I cant believe he/she had so much time on their hands that they had to terrorize parked cars (there were alot of cars...)

Luckily for me, the car i was driving back then was perfectly legal... no tint, front plate, not modified in any way...

so far no problems for the G as far as plates and tint... (knocking on wood)

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