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Old 04-22-2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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WA Front License Plate Question

From my understanding, we are required to run a front license plate in WA. I'm curious how many people are not running front plates and if you've had any problems. I've began counting cars on the way to work everyday that do not have front plates. I think I've narrowed it down to about a third of the cars on the road don't have front plates.

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Old 04-22-2010, 11:22 PM   #2
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niether my wife or myself run front plates on our camaros,she was warned by a cop about it once and i havent been bothered at all,way i see it im not drilling holes into the bumper of my 40k car,ill take the ticket if it comes to that
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:27 PM   #3
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glad we don't have front plates.laws should be changed.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:41 PM   #4
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I have mine on but didn't drill any hole so I can remove it for car show's if I like too. Washington state troopers are now handing out a 220.00 dollar tickets for no front plate with no first time warnings is what I've heard.



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From my understanding, we are required to run a front license plate in WA. I'm curious how many people are not running front plates and if you've had any problems. I've began counting cars on the way to work everyday that do not have front plates. I think I've narrowed it down to about a third of the cars on the road don't have front plates.

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Old 04-23-2010, 02:37 AM   #5
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Mine is attached to the passenger side of the windshield via suction cups. no problems yet.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:17 AM   #6
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I haven't had a front plate on my car the entire year that I have been driving it. Knock on wood, no problems yet.
I am NOT drilling into my bumper!
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:37 AM   #7
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I am running one. I was pissed about it at first, but it really isn't that big of a deal after you get used to it. And with my luck, I'm sure I would have been pulled over and gotten a ticket by now.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:37 PM   #8
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Yep, have a front plate. . Live next to a state trooper.
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:53 PM   #9
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I am not running a plate on my Camaro, Silverado, or my SS Trailblazer. I have been stopped before but never given a ticket.
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:40 PM   #10
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i've got mine put on front with custom licence
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couldn't get gregorie name on plate..too many letters
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:50 PM   #11
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No front plate and the cops havent even given me a second look. Keep it in the glove box though. Even had a Jefferson Co. Sheriff jump in behind me last weekend.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:25 PM   #12
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Not running a front plate since owning the car since last July and have had no issues & have had many an officer in front of me. I'm not putting holes in the bumper and I don't like the hide away holders. I do carry the plate in the car.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:28 PM   #13
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No plates yet, dealer paper but I plan on not running the front one, hopefully they will leave me be.
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:15 AM   #14
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No plate on mine. Didn't have one on my 99 SS until I sold it last fall. Don't see why there has to be a plate on the front other than a speed radar/laser target for the police. I wonder what would be needed to delete the front plate requirement?
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:32 AM   #15
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Not 100% sure on the validity of what I was told...but if you look up the law in WA the front plate isn't required on vehicles that don't come with a mount from the manufactuer. Thats what I was told by a WA camaro owner at the last meet I went to. He keeps a copy of the code (or whatever its called) in his glove compartment and shows it to the cops when he gets pulled over. He's a camaro5 member, can't remember his screen name tho?
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No plate on mine. Didn't have one on my 99 SS until I sold it last fall. Don't see why there has to be a plate on the front other than a speed radar/laser target for the police. I wonder what would be needed to delete the front plate requirement?

I actually emailed the governor on this subject. This would be another way for the state to save money. Keep the license and tab fees the same but eliminate the production and requirement of the front plate. Cuts their production cost and shipping cost of the plates in half. States that currently do not require the front plate are:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia.
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Not 100% sure on the validity of what I was told...but if you look up the law in WA the front plate isn't required on vehicles that don't come with a mount from the manufactuer. Thats what I was told by a WA camaro owner at the last meet I went to. He keeps a copy of the code (or whatever its called) in his glove compartment and shows it to the cops when he gets pulled over. He's a camaro5 member, can't remember his screen name tho?

RCW 46.16.240
Attachment of plates to vehicles -- Violations enumerated.

The vehicle license number plates shall be attached conspicuously at the front and rear of each vehicle for which the same are issued and in such a manner that they can be plainly seen and read at all times: PROVIDED, That if only one license number plate is legally issued for any vehicle such plate shall be conspicuously attached to the rear of such vehicle. Each vehicle license number plate shall be placed or hung in a horizontal position at a distance of not less than one foot nor more than four feet from the ground and shall be kept clean so as to be plainly seen and read at all times: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That in cases where the body construction of the vehicle is such that compliance with this section is impossible, permission to deviate therefrom may be granted by the state patrol. It shall be unlawful to display upon the front or rear of any vehicle, vehicle license number plate or plates other than those furnished by the director for such vehicle or to display upon any vehicle any vehicle license number plate or plates which have been in any manner changed, altered, disfigured or have become illegible. License plate frames may be used on vehicle license number plates only if the frames do not obscure license tabs or identifying letters or numbers on the plates and the plates can be plainly seen and read at all times. It is unlawful to use any holders, frames, or any materials that in any manner change, alter, or make the vehicle license number plates illegible. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle unless there shall be displayed thereon valid vehicle license number plates attached as herein provided.
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