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Old 09-07-2009, 09:48 AM
 
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Are people allowed to have two different state license plates on their car? I come across many people in my rear view mirror who still have their old NY,NJ,Texas,Ohio,Cali front plates on their car but when they pass I see a NC license plate on the back. Is this allowed here?
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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Are people allowed to have two different state license plates on their car? I come across many people in my rear view mirror who still have their old NY,NJ,Texas,Ohio,Cali front plates on their car but when they pass I see a NC license plate on the back. Is this allowed here?

I'm gonna go with a no on that one. A car can only be registered in one state. So, the 2nd plate would either be expired, revoked or actually be registered to another vehicle. All of which would be ticket-able offenses.

Unless I'm completely wrong. But, this is my opinion on it.
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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Since NC doesn't require a front plate, you can put pretty much anything you want in the front-plate bracket and it's basically decoration. Sounds like people are paying tribute to their home states with their NY/NJ/TX/OH/etc. front plates, which strikes me as a little rude. If you're that attached to home, move back; otherwise, embrace your new home.
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:51 AM
 
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Since NC doesn't require a front plate, you can put pretty much anything you want in the front-plate bracket and it's basically decoration. Sounds like people are paying tribute to their home states with their NY/NJ/TX/OH/etc. front plates, which strikes me as a little rude. If you're that attached to home, move back; otherwise, embrace your new home.
Rude? People aren't allowed to miss where they are from or they should "move back"? Wow.

I had my front plate on for about 6 months because I forgot about it, I never got pulled over but I would guess it's illegal.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:43 AM
 
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Hi - Believe it or not, in North carolina there is no legal requirement for a FRONTAL LICENSE PLATE! YOu only need one in the rear.

So you will see people displaying all sort of decorative plates in the front, from the old Rebel Flag motiff - to sports teams, Nascar and anything in between.

Never heard of keeping your old plate in front. Since none are required there at all - It probably don't matter as they go by the rear plate.

Will have to look into that one more as I just took the test last year and that never came up.

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Are people allowed to have two different state license plates on their car? I come across many people in my rear view mirror who still have their old NY,NJ,Texas,Ohio,Cali front plates on their car but when they pass I see a NC license plate on the back. Is this allowed here?
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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You can do whatever you want with your front tag. It is not required in NC, so your old tag can be prouldy displayed. It is not rude to the locals if you do so. It just show how much you love the area where you come from, and you are responsible enough to obey the local laws, that's why you now have your vehicle registered in NC. My hubby still has his from when we used to live in MD.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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Since NC doesn't require a front plate, you can put pretty much anything you want in the front-plate bracket and it's basically decoration. Sounds like people are paying tribute to their home states with their NY/NJ/TX/OH/etc. front plates, which strikes me as a little rude. If you're that attached to home, move back; otherwise, embrace your new home.
There is nothing rude about loving the state where any one comes from. I have a MD front tag, and a Spanish flag in the back of my SUV. I love NC and I'm a US citizen, but it is alright to be diverse and not the same as every body else.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Rude? People aren't allowed to miss where they are from or they should "move back"? Wow.
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There is nothing rude about loving the state where any one comes from.
That's not what I said. Go back and re-read.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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I bet the front of your license says: Listen Up to What I Say!
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I should have an FC Barcelona license plate on the front of my car this weekend.
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