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Old 05-04-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Default European license plates in the USA

How do people in the USA drive their cars with a front European license plate. Is this allowed?
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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In states that issue only one plate (back only), there is no restriction on what a driver can display on his car in the front license plate position. About half the states are one-plate states, mostly in the south. In Michigan, for example, when you get a new plate and put it on the back, you can put your old plate on the front if you want to, even though it is no longer valid. Or an invalid plate from any other state. There is simply no law governing the use of the front-plate mount.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Is it allowed if you have 2 rear plates. The European plate below the US one on the bumper. You still have a valid US rear plate above the EU one
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Question: On my way to work yesterday, I saw a car from the UK with UK plates and the guy driving in the passenger seat in the front. What's the deal with this? Anyone know?
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Question: On my way to work yesterday, I saw a car from the UK with UK plates and the guy driving in the passenger seat in the front. What's the deal with this? Anyone know?

You can have the (I it is the Federal Department of Transportation and Interstate commerce or something like that) do a thorough inspection of the car and they make you take a driving test using that vehicle to see if you can handle driving your car in a foreign land and to see if the vehicle meets the standards that are expected of vehicles. Doing that is very costly though.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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I have recently seen Ecuador.. not European but that was a new one
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Its not uncommon to see those huge European License Plates here. Usually though there's a California plate screwed right on top of it. Sometimes there isnt.

And now that I think about it, I think I see a Mexico Plate at least once a day. Its harder to tell those cause they look like a US plate but usually the letters and numbers are a little smaller than ours.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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I've noticed a bunch of new BMWs/Benz with fake European plates on the front. Louisiana plates on back, tacky fake European style plate on the front.

I dunno why you'd chose to do that..
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Location: San Antonio
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tacky fake European style plate on the front.

I dunno why you'd chose to do that..
Maybe the cars with those are being driven by a "tacky fake European style" driver?
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Or maybe they shipped the car here. I dunno.
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