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OK, I got pulled over and written up this morning for not having a front license plate on my M6 ...
I hate to put a WA. state license plate on the front, imo it will look bad ... I need input on this please .. Thx
To say I was disappointed with the attitude of the officer would be an understatement, he boasted that he writes 2 or 3 of these a day so now I get the feeling he will be looking out for me...


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Best to just pay the ticket and continue without the plate. You paid a lot for the vehicle, and no point in ruining the appearance. On an annualized basis, it should not amount to much cost in the long run. Ajax has driven in WA since 2000 without front plate; one warning, no tickets yet.
 

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I completely agree with Ajax. It’s worth it to say F-it and pay the ticket.

I keep the front and rear plates off on all the toys! It’s a cheaper ticket than accidentally blowing through a Red Light camera. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" /><o:p></o:p>
 

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Not sure that unit would look good when retracted.
 

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We are also required in Maryland to have a front license plate. I found this out the hard way when my wife took my daughter to the MVA for her driver's license test in a car without a front plate. they sent them home and came back in my wife's van (which of course is legal and has 2 plates).
Needless to say, my daughter had a tough time parking in a bigger vehicle.

I have kept the front plates off my NSX and M6, figuring I'll just pay the ticket when it comes up. It's like a tax.
 

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We are also required in Maryland to have a front license plate. I found this out the hard way when my wife took my daughter to the MVA for her driver's license test in a car without a front plate. they sent them home and came back in my wife's van (which of course is legal and has 2 plates).
Needless to say, my daughter had a tough time parking in a bigger vehicle.

I have kept the front plates off my NSX and M6, figuring I'll just pay the ticket when it comes up. It's like a tax.
Some states write the ticket up as a moving violation that will affect your insurance. So it's not just the face value of the ticket that you'll be paying in the long run...

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Good points. But regardless, it is just best to pay the tickets and carry on without the plate.
 

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Good points. But regardless, it is just best to pay the tickets and carry on without the plate.
Agreed, but in some states that will only work for awhile. Being moving violations, you can only stack a certain number of them before your license is in jeopardy for a temporary suspension.

They are pretty hardass about it in states that use photo radar...

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A moving violation is a violation of the law committed by the driver of a vehicle while it is in motion whereas lack of front plate is an infraction by the vehicle owner which does not require motion. Unlike a paperwork violation like missing plate or expired tag, a moving violation is more likely to directly cause physical harm to persons and property... So insurance points are given for moving violations because they increase the liability exposure of the insurance company.

Ajax would like to know what states consider no plate to be a moving violation. Several posts have referred to this as a fact, but no references to support that. Ajax is skeptical, but standing by to be corrected.
 

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Ajax would like to know what states consider no plate to be a moving violation. Several posts have referred to this as a fact, but no references to support that. Ajax is skeptical, but standing by to be corrected.

The states of Anarchy, Confusion (but only in the capital), Fascism, and the District of Chaos.

From personal experience, I have never had a LEO even mention this to me over the last several years on any of my vehicles in any state from Massachussets to Virginia... and from those who have been pestered, they recieved a "fix-it" type ticket, having nothing to do with their ability to operate a motor vehicle. The License plate is issued to a VIN number, not a driver's license number (from my completely un-researched opinion).
 

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Some states write the ticket up as a moving violation that will affect your insurance. So it's not just the face value of the ticket that you'll be paying in the long run...

-b.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep the front license plate with me in the car and hope the guy has a soft ***.
 

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Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep the front license plate with me in the car and hope the guy has a soft ***.
I just got a ticket on 495 for no front plate. At first I was disappointed at the trooper for pulling me over for just the plate. but he was nice enough to not write me up for the tint at the same time. just mentioned to me it was kinda dark.

$75 ticket - non-moving violation.

I think I'm going to just suck it up and put the front plate on. I see that same trooper all the time on my way home. it's just a matter of time before he catches me again :sad1:
 

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When I had my E39 M5 for 3 years - I didnt have a front plate on.
I got a warning twice from the cops but no ticket.

The days of warnings are over though as the State needs the money so cops been writing tickets left and right now about anything.

I've had my M6 now for 2 years, still no front plate.
Like Ajax and the rest said - what a way to ruin a beautiful car to attach an ugly square plate.
It wont be as bad if the State will allow the rectangular UK plate....

Anyway, I still dont have a front plate on (I am here in Everett, WA) and dont plan on installing one anytime soon.
Most likely when the time comes - I will just pay it too.

FYI, my friend has an E39 M5 and recently got a no front plate ticket.
He installed his front plate temporarily using double back tape, took a photo, showed it to the judge and the judge dismissed the ticket.
Needless to say - he removed his front plate when he got home : )

You can try that approach. It worked for my friend Rob.
 

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'Front Plate' states could save a lot of money by going to one plate, which seems to work just fine in the states which only require one plate, and on motorcycles.

I got a LASER speeding ticket last week. The cop walked around front and saw I have no front plate. I was very polite :)
He didnt mention the front plate, or write it up.
 

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I just got a ticket on 495 for no front plate. At first I was disappointed at the trooper for pulling me over for just the plate. but he was nice enough to not write me up for the tint at the same time. just mentioned to me it was kinda dark.

$75 ticket - non-moving violation.

I think I'm going to just suck it up and put the front plate on. I see that same trooper all the time on my way home. it's just a matter of time before he catches me again :sad1:
so the front plate and tint for $ 75.00 but no points? that's do able! if it happens once every two years.
 

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Ok Guys; need some advice, maybe I should start a new thread. I searched on the forum for this but did not find the answer so I hope I am not wasting your valuable time.

I am in Maryland and do not want to put front tag on, and want to put tint back on.

My car had tint removed from side windows (back tint still on) because the previous owner got stopped twice within 2 weeks in Northern Virginia for the tint

I can get my Ophthalmologist to write me letter that I am light sensitive and require tint on my car windows.

But even if I have that approval, the troopers won't know this until they stop me to inquire about the tint and find my missing front tag.

what would you guys do? also leaning towards 15% tint but any thoughts of % tint vs. % getting stopped. do I sound Paranoid?
 

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Ajax would just tint and leave it at that. If you get a ticket once in a great while, which is unlikely, just pay it and move on. You don't get points for tints or lack of plates, and if you can afford to operate an M6 you can afford a couple tickets in a lifetime, IAUO.
 
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