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Old Aug 24, 2013, 04:42 AM   #1
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Nothing ruins the aesthetic of a car like front license plate laws

Especially on sports cars. Most cars are not even designed to have a designated front license plate area, so it just makes the plate look tacked on.

How do you guys who live in states that mandate front licenses deal with it?
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 04:51 AM   #2
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 05:16 AM   #3
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 06:29 AM   #4
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Especially on sports cars. Most cars are not even designed to have a designated front license plate area, so it just makes the plate look tacked on.

How do you guys who live in states that mandate front licenses deal with it?

I'm no longer in my teens or 20s so my car is no longer an extension of my penis.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 07:42 AM   #5
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The front license plate holder makes a nice bumper guard so I leave it on.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 07:52 AM   #6
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Eh?

Aren't all cars supposed to have plates front and back?
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 07:58 AM   #7
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I'm no longer in my teens or 20s so my car is no longer an extension of my penis.
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Eh?

Aren't all cars supposed to have plates front and back?
No, it varies by state. I used to live in Florida which does not require a front plate. I now live in Colorado which does.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 08:11 AM   #8
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So don't you guys have speed cameras over there? How does that work with no number plate?
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So don't you guys have speed cameras over there? How does that work with no number plate?
Our cars have speed limiters when driving in reverse.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 08:36 AM   #10
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Our cars have speed limiters when driving in reverse.
???

So no front facing speed cameras then?
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So don't you guys have speed cameras over there? How does that work with no number plate?
I've never heard of speed cameras being used anywhere around here. We do have red light cameras in a small % of busy intersections. I live on Long Island.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 08:39 AM   #12
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When I'm rolling down the street in my **** ford, the last thing I think about is the licence plate. I hope and pray that my car actually makes it to the destination without spluttering to a halt.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 08:40 AM   #13
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???

So no front facing speed cameras then?
They take a picture of the driver, we have used facial recognition for years. Cameras work coming and going.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 08:46 AM   #14
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I've never heard of speed cameras being used anywhere around here. We do have red light cameras in a small % of busy intersections. I live on Long Island.
Lucky you. We have front facing, rear facing and average speed cameras over here. All designed to tax the unfortunate motorist who hasn't got a speed camera detection app in his car.

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They take a picture of the driver, we have used facial recognition for years. Cameras work coming and going.
So dark glasses and a beard and I'm good to go?
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Lucky you......So dark glasses and a beard and I'm good to go?
..... and a fake fear plate....... or just speed with your head down and no plate.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 10:33 AM   #16
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Especially on sports cars. Most cars are not even designed to have a designated front license plate area, so it just makes the plate look tacked on.

How do you guys who live in states that mandate front licenses deal with it?
I agree it does ruin the aesthetic.

Steve jobs hated license plates as well. If I remember correctly he found a loop hole in CA that said cars purchased within 6 months didn't require one. So he would lease a new Benz every 6 months.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 11:45 AM   #17
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Hmm. How do I live in a state where a license plate in front is a requirement? I spent 95% of my life in such a state and frankly, I lived there just fine. How can any logical and halfway intelligent person believe that a downside of a state is their requirement of a front plate? I'm with rdowns, I'm not a teenager or 20-something year old and my car is not a reflection of who I am, not at all. I have more important things to worry about.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 11:46 AM   #18
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I agree it does ruin the aesthetic.

Steve jobs hated license plates as well. If I remember correctly he found a loop hole in CA that said cars purchased within 6 months didn't require one. So he would lease a new Benz every 6 months.
I remember reading that somewhere to.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 11:49 AM   #19
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I'm no longer in my teens or 20s so my car is no longer an extension of my penis.
I laughed hard, but in the end came to the conclusion that this comment is true to myself as well. (Except the 20s part, which I'm still in)
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 11:56 AM   #20
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Lucky you. We have front facing, rear facing and average speed cameras over here. All designed to tax the unfortunate motorist who hasn't got a speed camera detection app in his car.
Or, you know, stay under the speed limit? Wacky idea there I know!
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 11:56 AM   #21
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How do you guys who live in states that mandate front licenses deal with it?
It's tough. I'm in a support group called Front Plates Anonymous. It helps ease the pain a little.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 12:25 PM   #22
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I'm no longer in my teens or 20s so my car is no longer an extension of my penis.
So people who hate front license plates are compensating?
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 12:32 PM   #23
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I live in Illinois and our Chevy Malibu doesn't have a front licensee plate... I'm not sure if we're required to have one, buuuuuut...
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 12:40 PM   #24
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I live in Illinois and our Chevy Malibu doesn't have a front licensee plate... I'm not sure if we're required to have one, buuuuuut...
Illinois requires them.

Now whether or not you'll be fined/ticketed for them is another matter.
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I live in Illinois and our Chevy Malibu doesn't have a front licensee plate... I'm not sure if we're required to have one, buuuuuut...
You are.

Now, there are enough people that don't have one where you won't stand out and I'd wager most cops don't care that much BUT...

In the city of Chicago, they're actively on the hunt for these types of extremely important and critical infractions. Tinted windows too. They have teams that even enter private garages to look for infractions. O'Hare and Midway lots are also canvassed on a regular basis.
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