CA law requires front and rear plates now, Gary.garygid wrote:But, what is the CA plate-mounting "law" now?
My Leaf has no front plate. I specifically requested it NOT be mounted. The mounting hardware is in the trunk. I was supposed to sign a waver but they forgot. IF I get a ticket, I'll worry about mounting the plate.garygid wrote:Thanks.
I see that displaying the front plate is now required on all new cars sold in CA.
If needed, the dealer must provide a front mounting bracket, and "normally" cannot sell a new car without one mounted.
With special "relesse" paperwork, the owner can take the responsibility of doing the mounting.
This is true--enforcement seems to be quite random. I never put the front plate on my wife's Miata and she has driven it 200,000 miles over 20 years now (since new) without incident. I have never put the front plate on my Ultima GTR either, but I drive it very few miles/yr. on the street. The ticket I got was in my '73 911 RS-clone, turning left at a 4-way stop in front of a motorcycle cop in Kearney Mesa. He was almost apologetic, but said he just came from a morning briefing where they were told to crack down on front-plate violations. Wrong place at the wrong time, I guess. He also wrote me up for the windshield banner I had across the top of the windshield. Turns out, those are illegal too. It might be I was only pulled over because it was a "two-fer." The lesson I learned a long time ago--if you're going to break the law, only break one at a time...GroundLoop wrote: So it seems to depend largely on where you drive, where you park, and maybe even what kind of car it is.