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Old 01-28-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: East Terrell Hills
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Yep, it's the law. I've been stopped for it too, but no tickets yet.
I would be mindful of the one horse towns. I was in a rental car passing through the Rio Grande Valley. The rear license plate was mounted on the rear package shelf. "Deputy Barney Fife" pulled me over. I showed him the rental agreement. Got off with a warning.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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Interesting article. Looks like Texas messed up on the two plate law for the time being but the original law is still being enforced.

Texas Lawmakers Accidentally Omit 2 License Plate Law (http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/traffic/texas-lawmakers-accidentally-omit-2-license-plate-law-011112 - broken link)

ďMost times they donít give you a ticket for this so the issue of not having a fine is not really it. The issue is theyíve taken out that itís an offense. Itís not an offense. They canít use it to pull somebody over, which they use it every day all day long,Ē Gregg said.
MattTx is correct. The issue of the improperly worded law change was sent to the TX Attorney General this month for a ruling, and apparently it usually takes ~180 days for that ruling to come in.

I also don't have a front plate, and since last week I've been driving around with a copy of the new law and an article explaining it. If I get pulled over for a front plate violation, I'll show them to the officer, explain to him (in a nice, amicable way) that the current law is ambiguous and possibly/probably unenforceable. If he gave me a ticket anyway, I'd go to town against the officer in both complaints to his supervisor and the court system; in my opinion, LEOs should enforce current laws, and not use their own interpretations.

To be fair, that the front plate ticket is still being given out is a probably a problem with the officers' supervisors for not educating the dept. on the law change, and not a problem with the officers on the streets themselves.

No Front License Plate Law in Texas Missing Key Element | Dallas Attorney Blog
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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MattTx is correct. The issue of the improperly worded law change was sent to the TX Attorney General this month for a ruling, and apparently it usually takes ~180 days for that ruling to come in.

I also don't have a front plate, and since last week I've been driving around with a copy of the new law and an article explaining it. If I get pulled over for a front plate violation, I'll show them to the officer, explain to him (in a nice, amicable way) that the current law is ambiguous and possibly/probably unenforceable. If he gave me a ticket anyway, I'd go to town against the officer in both complaints to his supervisor and the court system; in my opinion, LEOs should enforce current laws, and not use their own interpretations.

To be fair, that the front plate ticket is still being given out is a probably a problem with the officers' supervisors for not educating the dept. on the law change, and not a problem with the officers on the streets themselves.

No Front License Plate Law in Texas Missing Key Element | Dallas Attorney Blog

There was a segment on the news from Dallas a few weeks ago, where they were talking to the chief of police(I think) and he basicly said 'we are aware that they forgot to include this in the law, however we are still going to write tickets for it, and we will let the courts decided".


Texas Lawmakers Accidentally Omit 2 License Plate Law (http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/traffic/texas-lawmakers-accidentally-omit-2-license-plate-law-011112 - broken link)

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Old 07-12-2013, 04:31 PM
 
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When you get " ANTIQUE " plates ....for a classic car, you only get one plate ! !
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