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Old 11-29-2013, 08:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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The best solution is to get rid of the "law".
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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The best solution is to get rid of the "law".
No. It isn't.

Why make it harder for a cop to find reasons to pull you over?
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No. It isn't.

Why make it harder for a cop to find reasons to pull you over?
Because it should be harder.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:53 AM
 
Location: the Permian Basin
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It seems silly, but that's why I don't have a plate on the front of my car (Jaguar XF). I've been pulled over 3 times in 2 years (speeding each time ) and have yet to get nabbed for the plate. The officers (whether BCSO or SAPD) never checked and I never volunteered.

--Dim

Not having a front plate constitutes probable cause for a traffic stop, but none of the officers I know would pull someone over just to write a license plate ticket.

Motorists with good attitudes seem to spend less time on the side of the road - and in court.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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Vehicles without GPS-tracking could be easier to locate in case of auto theft, carjacking, kidnapping, etc...

This is why I am wholly in favor of our law. The recovery of a stolen vehicle or kidnapped child completely makes up for any inconvenience to other motorists be it a minor traffic stop or having to alter the exterior of a vehicle.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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Talking Re: Front License Plates

We never got a ticket, and never had a front license plate on our 1992 Blue Buick LaSabre. My Mom drove it and my brother did, and my brother totaled it a couple of years back, stoned.

I remember taking the plate off the car when I was 15. Because my neighbor's ex boyfriend was a Delta Airlines pilot who won the case against Bellaire Police back in the mid 90s over not having a front license plate.

Thanks for bringing back to memory lane of good ol' 1995!

Being the Libertarian that I am, I decided to copy his idea on the issue of the front plate.

Too bad my neighbor's ex boyfriend he is no longer around, he od on crack cocaine in a Westchase motel in 2003.

As long as you have the rear plate, it shouldn't be an issue. Do motorcycles have front license plates? NO.

I still wear seat belts because of their proven track record, but object to the seat belt law passed in 1984.

Must have been Officer Lardass that pulled you over (Smokey and the Bandit reference or was that Cheech and Chong?)
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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You can purchase magnetic license plates for your auto from some retailers, or take it to a body shop for a custom mod. I use to live in New Mexico and they only required the rear plate. It was nice to be able to either leave off the front or custom it out a little.
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