I know that in LA, you can get hit with a fixit ticket for leaving it off. That said, mine is off. I would rather not have a plate blocking precious cooling air while driving in the hot SFV during summer.
Mine is also off, although it is illegal in the state of Virginia. I have yet to be stopped, I believe police have more important things to worry about other than my front plat.ouich However, if I get pulled over and they wanna make an issue, it could cost me $100, but I am willing to pay that for the cleaner look!!lovelove Take care everyone!:wroom:
(no offence to law local enforcement officials)... but here in Canada the police really dont have anything better to do then to pull ticket-me-blue BMW's over for the smallest of things like something so trivial as a licence plate holder. I really want to take mine off, but, with my luck id actually be ticketed with it parked in my driveway. In British Columbia its mandatory you have one on.
Leave it off, although it's illegal in Illinois. I've never had a problem, but my dad got a ticket in his porsche for no front plate while his car was parked at a meter in chicago. I keep my plate under the front seat and just throw it up on the dash when I park on the street.
Well, the parking Nazi's got me in front of my house no less - street cleaning day. I wanted to know if the front plate mount blocks the intake area - anyone have a picture of this thing? I may just pay it and put the plate in the window.
Seriously: I don't have one. During regular driving, cops either don't notice or are nice. They can be opposite me at an intersection and they choose not to do anything. However, I think if you park in city streets, then the parking cops will tag you. I hear stories of tickets on city parking spots. Also, if you give regular cops or troopers a reason, then I'm sure they'll be glad to ticket you.
In California, front plates are required, though a lot of BMWs run w/o them. In San Francisco, watch out if you park on the street or any city owned garage! The parking control officers will give you a ticket for sure and it's $100.