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Old 10-14-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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To all the people who make the red light camera claim, they have red light cameras in states without dual plates. The cameras in Louisiana and Mississippi have no problem tagging you with a ticket if you speed through or run a light. Also, most dealerships have front plate holders for ever make and model car. People who move from a single plate state to a dual plate state and don't have the holder can just go to the dealership and buy one.
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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Following your rationale, why not get rid of number plates altogether?
They serve a purpose, such as cases where identification is neccessary. I don't see why your line of reasoning has taken this path though. License plates existed long before and were not created to serve the existence of red-light cameras. Support of one certainly does not follow support of the other.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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I think they're a good idea. A police officer isn't always going to see a possible problem car from behind - there should be a way to identify vehicles from both angles. Red light cameras can work around the location of the plates, but a cop driving the opposite direction can't. A person being followed can't. If I were being followed, I'd want to be able to look in my mirror to get an idea of the car and its plate number to tell 911.

Personalizing is fun, but it's really not a reason to have or not have these plates. Financial or law enforcement issues would be more important
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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My guess is it's an excuse for more government bureacracy and somewhere somebody makes money off of it. Do you pay more for plates if you are a two plate state versus a one plate state?
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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I think it's necessary, but still annoying. I'm a car enthusiast and hate to see cars like Ferraris and Corvettes with front tags but I still think it's important for a law enforcement official to see a license plate on both ends of the vehicle. Most states that don't have them aren't as urban, the exceptions being California and Florida. For instance, in the very dense Northeast only Delaware and Pennsylvania (which is heavily rural) don't have front tags. Most Southern and Western states don't have them either.

States without front plates:

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Michigan
Mississippi
New Mexico
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
West Virginia
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:41 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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...in the very dense Northeast only Delaware and Pennsylvania (which is heavily rural) don't have front tags.
You've never been south or east of Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania, have you?
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:17 PM
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I've always wondered why some states didn't have them. My state (IL) requires them and it makes sense to me.
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I've always wondered why some states didn't have them. My state (IL) requires them and it makes sense to me.
Well it doesn't make sense to me. It's simply too much, looks tacky. The sides and roof need a plate too???
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Missouri requires them front and rear unless you have a 3/4+ ton pickup, then you only need one on the front.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:03 AM
 
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Im from Tenn. Were front plates are not required. My question is when you get your tags or get them renewed for states with both. Do you pay for one tag or do You pay for 2 tags. Here in Tenn. Its $24 a year for tags. Unless you buy specialized tags with your name or something different than regular issued tags & I think they are $34 or something like that.
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