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New CA Dealer Plate law

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by TG, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. TG

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    Inspired by seeing @robertgarven's post about Exhaust laws, I recently learned about one for dealer plates. As of Jan 1st, 2019, dealers no longer put their branded paper plates while the real plates are in the mail. Dealers now have to print a temporary license plate before "driving off the lot"

    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/12/17/dmv-getting-rid-of-temporary-paper-dealer-license-plates-in-2019/

    What this means is that there is maybe a 1-2 month window until cops start pulling over based on paper plates alone. It's been fun.


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  2. kartboy1234

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    I'm happy they are doing it. The amount of times I've seen people driving like *******s without plates has been annoying. Can't report people for possibly being drunk or hit and runs.

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  3. Axion23

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    Welp, time to find my plates :(
     
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  4. TG

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    True.
     
  5. Innovativethinker

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    Paper plates used to Work great on the toll roads...
     
  6. B R

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    Guess the guys who were making the dealer plates are out of business now.

    I'm going to start collecting the dealer plates. They will become rare & super valuable in a few years. Then I can sell my collection and retire.
     
  7. LOTUS1

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    Don't know if the laws are the same for all toll roads however in Orange & Riverside Counties, you are not allowed to go on the toll roads without a license plate. That said I've done this numerous times but always avoided cops as I've seen plenty of people get pulled over who only had paper plates.
     
  8. Prancinghorse619

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    Has anyone bought a car this year to confirm dealers are actually doing this? I imagine that they will still put their dealer plate frames on their as advertising.
     
  9. kartboy1234

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    I have seen a few cars with them. You can always switch over to license plate frames.

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  10. jlonmark

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    my friend just got a new mercedes and the vin, license plate number and a whole bunch of info are on there. Really pretty sad. Although I have no idea how we went this long without plates. I too have exercised this
     
  11. dailyferraridriver

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    This is how it's done in NJ. I was shocked to learn it was done like that in CA all this time. Amazing .
     
  12. kartboy1234

    kartboy1234 Formula Junior

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    Other states will put your home address on the plate, so be happy CA didn't do that.

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  13. msark

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    Feb 18, 2017
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    What about a private party transaction where the seller keeps personalized plates or a private party transaction fro out of state where the are also likely to send without plates? Ideas ?
     
  14. LOTUS1

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    It will always fall under the new owner to go to DMV and take care of plates when talking private party
     

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