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  • Started by kartrac3r Jan 5, 2007 at 11:32 am
  • Last post by bobjob Feb 11, 2010 at 10:19 am
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  1. #1 Jan 5, 2007 at 11:32 am

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    Everything today from Detroit has been stressed on Gas mileage......which makes me wonder, on some models where they don't make a designated place for a from plate, the plate sticks out from the bumper. So my question is, is that with a big flat rectangle on the front of an aerodynamic car, how much MPG do you loose especially going on the highway? hmmmmm scratchchin image
     

     

  2. #2 Jan 5, 2007 at 11:44 am

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    I've always had a theory too, at least here in Nebraska.

    The state always complains about budget problems, not enough $$$ for education, etc. I've always said that if Nebraska drops the front plate requirement, they only need to produce half the number of plates they do now. That will save them however much it costs to manufacture a plate times the number of plate sets they manufacture.

    Let's just leave the plate fee that we pay every three years for new plates (which I assume part of is used to cover manufacturing costs) the same as it is now, but take the money saved on manufacturing and give it to education.

    How may plates are made every three years when we get new ones, and how much does each one cost to make, anyone know?

    BTW, I've attached my Boxster to the Cars tab in this group, which is always driven sans front plate. I have been pulled over once and given a fixit ticket (State Patrol, which according to my brother who is a Kearney police officer, are about the only ones who bother pulling people over for that.) But it looks SOOOO much better without it.
     

     

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  3. #3 Jan 5, 2007 at 12:02 pm

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    You know, I've heard that education argument once before but that never crossed my mind.

    As for the State Patrol being the only ones that care, I'm kinda mixed about it. This last cruise night an on foot state trooper pulled me over for having it on my dash. And from his body language when he jumped out in front of me, you woulda thought I had meth or something. Same result fixit ticket.

    But I have been pulled over by a Kearney Officer for the same infraction but only got a warning. I think this guy had to fill his quota, cuz if I recall it was close to the end of the month wink image

    Anyway back to the topic at hand. Use that money for education!!! GRRR grumpy image quit harassing us car enthusiest that hate your front plate law!!
     

     

  4. #4 Jan 5, 2007 at 12:29 pm

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    Yea I hate the front plate law too but here in North Carolina we don't have that law. I have always told myself that it would have some effect it I was to move to another state.

    So what is the penalty for not having a front plate? Is there a fine or do you just fix it and get the ticket dropped then take it back off?
     

     

  5. #5 Jan 5, 2007 at 1:16 pm

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    There is a fine, but I don't know what it is. I imagine they will only give you a fix-it ticket once or so, and then a real ticket.
     

     

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  6. #6 Jan 5, 2007 at 1:39 pm

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    Here in Canada we have some Provinces that have no front plate and they are saving big $$. Here in BC we still require a front plate and there is a fine of $100 if you don't have one. I have run for years without one on my Monte and Camaro. Here is the trick.. Keep your front plate under the seat. If you see a Cop(before he/she sees you) then throw it up on the dash. The law states you must have a front plate but does not say were it has to be.As long as it is visable.

    Cheers!!
     

     

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  7. #7 Jan 5, 2007 at 1:49 pm

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    that didnt work for me, both times I was pulled over it was on the dash. They says it has to be on the front of the car 12 inches above the ground. Last i checked the dash is on the front of the car and above 12" oh well tongue image
     

     

  8. #8 Jan 5, 2007 at 2:36 pm

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    12 inches? Man, what if I had a Lotus Elise, even with the front license plate on the factory mount, there is no way that is 12" off the ground. silly image
     

     

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  9. #9 Jan 5, 2007 at 3:01 pm

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    Well, I am lucky (being from Indiana) that a front plate is not required. I definentaly agree though that they look terrible and I don't see any need for them.
     

     

  10. #10 Jan 5, 2007 at 3:07 pm

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    Here in PA we have no front plate. We get hit with a registration fee once a year and it is about $36. We only get new plate when some policitian(sp) gets a bug up his or her but. At this point we still have the tri colored tag all they did to it was make it look more uni-sexed. As for education the state does pretty good with keeping the budget some what balanced and the schools funded. I guess we are some what lucky. Who am I kidding lucky yea right!!!!!!!
     

     

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