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Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic Region - USA (PA, DE, MD, DC, VA)' started by wfo900, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. wfo900

    wfo900 Formula Junior

    Aug 19, 2003
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    Has anyone had any "issues" getting through Virginia Inspection without a front Plate?
     
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  3. LetsJet

    LetsJet F1 Veteran
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    May 24, 2004
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    Rich,

    I didn't have any problems in Md. In fact, since the inspection is done prior to getting tags, I don't see how this could be an issue. I just looked at my inspection check list and it isn't listed.
     
  4. lashss

    lashss F1 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2003
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    It's required in MD, although it's usually overlooked unless you're already stopped for something else. I, personally, have been stopped twice for driving without one.

    LS
     
  5. Bobert

    Bobert Formula Junior

    Jan 17, 2004
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    Nope...don't have them on my 355, Viper or any of my Corvettes. Never been a problem here in the great Commonwealth of Virginny! Inspector at gas station is usually so hot just getting to look at the cars (and pull them into the bay) that it never has been an issue. (think about it...if you get Hondas and minivans all day, getting to inspect a hot car breaks up the day). Also, I make sure cars are in good shape and always clean and polished before they go in. Use the same inspecton station for all of my cars (9 currently). Knows that if he finds something, I will fix it...but I usually check it out before I take them to him. Have not had a front plate on a Sports Car out here since late 80's. Figure though that if I ever get pulled...then I will get additional ticket. So far so good!
     
  6. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    The law here in Texas has elevated "no Front Plate" to probable cause for a traffic stop, with no other violations....

    In fact they have set up random road blocks with a many as SIX cruisers in place. Of course a full vehicle review ensues for any other violations......
    I suppose if you can stand the scrutiny, it's OK.

    Always glad to exchange pleasantries, with our men in blue...
     
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  8. wfo900

    wfo900 Formula Junior

    Aug 19, 2003
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    I hope I have the same luck. I'm actually fairly comfortable with getting it through but I wanted to make sure. I went through a period with a new 911 when Porsche had to redesign their front plate holder and I didn't have a front plate. I got 3 tickets in the District with that - or rather I have paid the same ticket twice and they still want me to pay.;-) Thanks to all for the comments.
     
  9. Bryanp

    Bryanp F1 Rookie
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    Aug 13, 2002
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    ah, the DC Government - it can't seem to repair potholes that can cause kidney failure, but it is the undisputed master of ticketing. It may be the reason we haven't had an Al Quaeda carbomb in DC, the DC metermaids would be on them before they got out of the car.

    has anyone taken the Mass Ave exit off the Rock Creek Parkway (northbound) lately?? the burro trail down into the Grand Canyon is in better shape.
     
  10. lashss

    lashss F1 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2003
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    hehe, I haven't taken that exit lately, but I know that you still need a winch and Detroit lockers to get through M Street in Gtown.

    LS
     
  11. WCH

    WCH F1 Veteran
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    "The law here in Texas has elevated "no Front Plate" to probable cause for a traffic stop, with no other violations....

    In fact they have set up random road blocks with a many as SIX cruisers in place."


    Sorry to hear that Texas is going nanny, what a shame. Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid laws.
     
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  13. barcheta

    barcheta F1 Rookie

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    Most of Wisconsin ave is the model for which car companies base their vehicle endurance test tracks... if it doesn't break while driving on that road it's ready for sale to the public.
     
  14. barcheta

    barcheta F1 Rookie

    Nov 15, 2003
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    Who needs Al Quaeda when you make you own brand of terrorism with exploding manhole covers!! Always great fun on a Monday morning or Friday afternoon.:)
     

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