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Old 09-15-2008, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ - The mountains are free here.
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I see people driving around all the time in NC with 'fake', handwritten tags in their back windows that amount to nothing more than shabby scraps of paper and old cardboard boxes. I'm pretty sure most of these cars are completely illegal, stolen or otherwise illegitimate, but it doesn't seem to stop people from driving them. Personally, I'm shocked and appalled that these people are pulled over more for it. I guess the cops are too busy camping on the highways.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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True. A lost tag can be replaced for $10 at any tag office.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Southeast US
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I see people driving around all the time in NC with 'fake', handwritten tags in their back windows that amount to nothing more than shabby scraps of paper and old cardboard boxes. I'm pretty sure most of these cars are completely illegal, stolen or otherwise illegitimate, but it doesn't seem to stop people from driving them. Personally, I'm shocked and appalled that these people are pulled over more for it. I guess the cops are too busy camping on the highways.
That was one of the first things I noticed upon moving to NC. Gotta love the piece of cardboard that says "Lost Tag." My out of state friends never miss seeing one on their way into NC to visit. The sad thing is...I don't even notice any more. I'm so used to it.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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You MUST register a car to drive it legally in NC. Penalty would be at least $121 court cost plus $25 fine.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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I am in the say position, but I brought a brand new car and the paper work for the tag never came home to me saying I can go get my tag. My tag expired and then I was still driving it. Then I took my car to the dealer and they gave me a blank dealer tag and told me go to the tag office and get it. On my way there I was stopped by the police and they gave me a tiicket for driving with a blank tag. How can i beat this case or is there any advice I can be given?
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:51 PM
 
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If the car is not registered to you right now I assume it is still registered to your Dad. If he is maintaining the insurance he doesn't have to turn in the tag so why not just leave it on the car because it is still his car anyway legally. If he doesn't want to do it that way for a short time you best just keep it parked until you can be the legal owner....
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Wilson. NC
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Further, and this was a surprise to me when I moved here, if you buy a car from a private individual you can put a plate on that from one of your other insured vehicles so you can drive it home without hassle.

This saves a lot of fuss of having to return after registering and insuring the car to bring it home.

Best,

Dave



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If the car is not registered to you right now I assume it is still registered to your Dad. If he is maintaining the insurance he doesn't have to turn in the tag so why not just leave it on the car because it is still his car anyway legally. If he doesn't want to do it that way for a short time you best just keep it parked until you can be the legal owner....
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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Wow people are really mean! You ask a question and they give you all this unwanted advice. In Alabama you have a few days as long as the car is insured.
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:12 AM
 
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Is there anything I can do so I can drive it until I can get it registered?

Drive it like you stole it!
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:02 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Can you? yes
May you? probably not.

You can do anything you want if you never get stopped by the police.

You can drive without insurance.

You can drive 100 mph as long as you have that mighty power.
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