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Old 07-14-2009, 08:09 AM
 
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Dear friends,

I just moved from VA and have a question. My school's plate frame hides "empire state" in the bottom of the plate. It does not hide "New York" so I think there is no problem but wonder if it will make a problem for policemen. Please give me your experience and a honest answer.

JJ
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
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They will make it a problem if they feel like it. Thats how NYPD works. If they are bored, they will stop you, ticket you, and keep on moving. It would be under "other" which is like $40 & a $50 surcharge.
I've gotten a ticket for my "Baby On Board" just because.
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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I had something similar and had to get rid of it because I got ticketed. In NYC, it's best to have a very thin or plain frame that doesn't hide anything. NYPD Traffic is very ticket happy here. Anything and everything can be a problem.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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And, it's a concern even when the vehicle is parked, since they can, and will, find any, or all, violations and leave a nice ticket. I agree that some officers will ignore it, and others will sieze upon it as a major issue, since one who has a a license plate frame that is a millimeter larger than the statute allows must be among the worst criminals in all of Gotham.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Dear friends,

I just moved from VA and have a question. My school's plate frame hides "empire state" in the bottom of the plate. It does not hide "New York" so I think there is no problem but wonder if it will make a problem for policemen. Please give me your experience and a honest answer.

JJ
no u should be ok im from nyc and now im in va.. and i have lasorsa frames, and they never give me any problems
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: West Village
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I was once ticketed because my backup camera covers a small portion of my plate. I argued that the backup camera I have is a factory option from Toyota (although not on my specific car) and they dismissed it.

But they could have just as easily have not. For a 40$ ticket having my backup camera is worth it...to show off what school I went to, not so much.

But then again, I dropped out after 3 semesters so what do I know?
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:13 AM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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I take my frames off when I drive to NY. Why bother and take the chance and have to fight a $65 - $115 ticket that you will lose anyway. Here's a list of other joys of NYC: Violation Codes, Fines, Rules & Regulations (http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/dof/html/parking/park_tickets_violations.shtml - broken link)
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:50 AM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
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Question Sir Charge or Surcharge ?

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I take my frames off when I drive to NY. Why bother and take the chance and have to fight a $65 - $115 ticket that you will lose anyway. Here's a list of other joys of NYC: Violation Codes, Fines, Rules & Regulations (http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/dof/html/parking/park_tickets_violations.shtml - broken link)

Don't you just love the nice & juicy : (Each fine amount includes a $15 New York State Criminal Justice surcharge.) YUMMY!!!!
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:16 AM
 
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thank you for your reply and I will fix it. JJ
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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When they are in the mood they will ticket you for the dumbest things. So it is better to take precaution.
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