CONCLUSION: Rich People HATE Front License Plates, Even Though They’re Required in California


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That’s typical.

VEHICLE CODE – VEH, DIVISION 3. REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES AND CERTIFICATES OF TITLE [4000 – 9808] ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. ), CHAPTER 1. Original and Renewal of Registration; Issuance of Certificates of Title [4000 – 5506] ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. ), ARTICLE 9. Display of Plates, Tabs, and Stickers [5200 – 5206] ( Article 9 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )

5200. (a) When two license plates are issued by the department for use upon a vehicle, they shall be attached to the vehicle for which they were issued, one in the front and the other in the rear.

What’s that, does this law apply to your Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, Porsche and/or Tesla? YES, IT ESPECIALLY APPLIES TO THOSE.

What’s that, what about Steve Jobs? Well, he also regularly parked in handicapped spaces. Is he your lodestar? And if you want to copy him, you’d need to take off your rear license plate as well.

Sorry, rich ppl.

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6 Responses to “CONCLUSION: Rich People HATE Front License Plates, Even Though They’re Required in California”

  1. Worhtless Bill says:

    And so, IDK man, what’s th edeal with cars with heavily-tinted front windows? Aren’t they outlawed (presumably so you can see who just hit someone and then took off)?
    If so, why would an aftermarket installer in CA install them knowing they are illegal?

  2. sfcitizen says:

    A. Yes, they are not allowed in CA. Your installer doesn’t care if you get a fix it ticket. This applies to your front windows and windshield, AFAIK. But the other windows, well, knock yourself out.

  3. Chimera Bill says:

    But it seems like the installer should be fined in the first place for installing them. They don’t divulge to a buyer that it’s illegal in CA??

  4. sfcitizen says:

    I think it’d be tough for the cops to prove who did what. And you have some shifty people in this biz. I think most people know it’s illegal before they have it put on – they think it’s worth the chance. And I think the punishment is mostly that you have to take off if you get pulled over, which seems not all that likely…

  5. Bestus Tymes says:

    So if someone sideswipes you and you chase after them to try identify the driver and they’re hidden behind the tinted smokescreen, will the High Court grant you a reprieve if you break their window in order to identify them? (Tinto vs. Corialanus does not address this).

  6. sfcitizen says:

    Yep, pretty much

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