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Old 03-20-2015, 02:35 PM   #1
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Running no front license plate

So Ontario is still stuck in the 1700s and requires cars to have a front license plate.

Has anyone tried running without one and can share their experience? Do you get pulled over often and/or have you ever been charged? I want to do it but I don't know if I am willing to risk it.
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Old 03-20-2015, 02:50 PM   #2
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I tried driving around my first 2010 Camaro without a front license plate and was able to go undetected for about 6 months....then i got stopped and was given a warning to put the plate on otherwise I was going to get a fine....

It is a shame that we are required to have it on our cars....it does take away from the look of the vehicle.....

Still looks bad ass.....
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:25 PM   #3
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depends where you are and where you drive. I know people in Hamilton that have gotten away with it for 6+years
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:00 PM   #4
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I went 2 years with no front plate, got pulled over last spring with just a warning but put it back on. From what I've read after you get a warning you will get a $115 fine but you can still run with no plate as long as you are willing to face another $115 fine.
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:17 PM   #5
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Ive driven around Toronto and the gta since summer of 2011 with my plate retracted down under splitter for the most part. Got pulled over once and while the officer walked toward the car I put it up. Officer first approached me and ask why I don't have a plate. I said officer, what are you talking about, I do. At this point she walked to the front and noticed that it was there, however I had a plastic tinted cover. She then used the plate cover as a reason for not seeing the plate. I was given a warning and told that the cover is not legal and to remove it. To my delight I replied, yes officer. I guess Ive been pretty lucky. I do from time to time put it up temporarily if I'm next to a cop or one is approaching from a distance. I do hate the look of the front plate.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:02 PM   #6
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My sister has been driving her Camaro for over two years with no plate and no problems. I have been driving mine four months with no issues in Texas so far
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:08 PM   #7
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Yeah I've heard about those retractor things. Hmm... thanks for the input, all
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Old 03-21-2015, 04:37 AM   #8
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I had the remote hide a plate until I did a high speed run at Race the Runway, It broke off at the 1/4 mile marker
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:14 AM   #9
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My car was bought in MTL so it has no plate mount in front. Being in ON I know I need to have a plate so I ordered one, but will not put it on until I get pulled over. I hate the way it ruins the look of the car
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:33 AM   #10
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Actually, back in the 1700's, we had to have license plates on the front, back, AND on the sides.

The plates in front don't really bother me as much as the registration stickers and safety inspection stickers they make you put in the front windshield. Thankfully, Texas just changed the rules and you will only have to have one of the ugly stickers in the window.

As for plates (and stickers), cars over a certain age that you register as an antique don't require anything beyond one plate in the back. Gotta love that on my older cars..!
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:31 AM   #11
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jacfab, only way to go. Strong, lightweight and fits. cost about the same as the ticket you get. Can take it off for car shows and pics easily. No drill.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:05 PM   #12
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sbubbaklein. Is ur jac fab bent or flat plate. Havent put one on yet either
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:05 AM   #13
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Bought my car in Guelph and was pulled over 3 hours after taking it off the lot in Port Dover for no front plate. Gave the excuse that the plate bracket was back ordered as I just purchased the car the same day. Got a stern warning to put the plate on and dont let him see me again without it. 10 months later I still refuse to put it on, i'll pay the fine, and stay in love with the way it looks without
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:47 PM   #14
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I had my printer copy a dozen of these peel and stick.
Removable stickers - should be good for a few years and looks real too!

If you are interested let me know I can send you to my guy.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:01 PM   #15
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I've got away with no plate since June of 09. I was asked once told told the cop it didn't come with a plate holder.


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Old 03-23-2015, 06:52 AM   #16
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Dealer delivered my Z28 last june to my house with no front plate

took the car out for my first drive on a Sat morning...got stopped by the police about 3 km from home

I tried pleading with them and even had the front plate in the car with me and they still gave me a ticket for $120

so I went back home and put the front plate bracket on to avoid more tickets and hassles

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Old 03-23-2015, 09:24 AM   #17
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sbubbaklein. Is ur jac fab bent or flat plate. Havent put one on yet either
It is a bent one. He has several straight and bent. Mine was for ZL1 front end, don't remember if he had both straight and bent for ZL1. Very easy to bend the front plate to get it installed.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:05 PM   #18
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No front plate here since 2009. Been warned 3 times. 50,000 km on the clock. No fine yet but I imagine its coming. Small price to pay as far as I'm concerned. But then again it's not my daily driver.
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:14 AM   #19
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Had mine without for a few months back in 2009 and put it back on. The constant worrying that I would get pulled over for just a tag annoyed me.


But my next car won't have a front tag
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:40 AM   #20
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Got pulled over for no plate after a year or so without... just a warning and a 'go inspect at a police station'. No fine though. Zap strapped it on and just got the show 'n go mounting frame. Gotta figure out how to mount it up though.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:12 AM   #21
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I use to get pulled over all the time but luckily my uncle just signs it off for me.So I just got a hidetheplate front license plate holder and now when I'm at a show I can slide it underneath my bumper and then when I'm ready to go i pull it right out. I would recommend the manual version and not the motorized one since mine didn't work but they sent me a manual one by mistake so I switched it for that one.
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Dealer delivered my Z28 last june to my house with no front plate

took the car out for my first drive on a Sat morning...got stopped by the police about 3 km from home

I tried pleading with them and even had the front plate in the car with me and they still gave me a ticket for $120

so I went back home and put the front plate bracket on to avoid more tickets and hassles

good luck!

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How hard is the install for the bracket Mike? Does it need to be riveted to the bumper? I have the bracket but did not install it.
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:18 PM   #23
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To install the oem bracket you have to drill into the bumper facia and then use heavy duty rivets to hold down. JacFab uses existing bolts under splitter or bumper facia and a couple other small screws already there to install on most facias. No drill for all JacFab brackets
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:32 PM   #24
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I had my printer copy a dozen of these peel and stick.
Removable stickers - should be good for a few years and looks real too!

If you are interested let me know I can send you to my guy.
That's pretty slick. You should get them to photoshop in some bolt heads so it looks like it is actually mounted.
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