Ticketed for no front license plate! - Club Lexus Forums

Log In 

Ticketed for no front license plate!

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-27-14, 10:36 AM   #1
G-SharK
Pole Position
Thread Starter
 
G-SharK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 384
Default Ticketed for no front license plate!

For all my peeps in Carrollton, TX, if you do not have a front license plate, you will be ticketed. I just got one this morning and now I am going to have to drill my front bumper and put one on. Once I put one on, I will need to drive it up to the court and pay a compliance fee of $10.00 to get it dismissed otherwise it will cost me $157.00 Good Lucky to all!
G-SharK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 10:48 AM   #2
rogers2
Lexus Test Driver
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: dc/md
Posts: 1,036
Default

I have had my CL550 for over 5 years and never got a ticket for no front tag until this years. I receive two in the past 3 months. I paid the first one but I plan to go to court for the second. The officer never even look at the front of my car or my dash. He simply just gave me a ticket.

Last edited by rogers2; 02-27-14 at 10:55 AM.
rogers2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 11:41 AM   #3
TyGreeny
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 29
Default

Law was changed back in September of 2013 to allow for a fine.

I'd say roughly half of our customers choose to go without a front plate and risk the fine.
TyGreeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 12:13 PM   #4
1BlinkGone
Driver
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 190
Default

California is a stickler for the front plate and it's getting enforced more strictly around the state. It's about revenue. They want that front plate on not for ID, but for something easy to bounce Radar/Lidar off of. period.

If it really was for ID purposes, they'd mandate front plate lighting at night.

It's all about revenue generation.
1BlinkGone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 12:19 PM   #5
Sosodef79
Pole Position
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: CA
Posts: 263
Default

I saw a front license holder that mounts to under the car, I'll post a link when I get home.
Sosodef79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 12:24 PM   #6
Abermac
Rookie
 
Abermac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ky
Posts: 66
Default

You can also get a mount that screws into the towing access...whatever you call it. Anyway, remove the towing access cover on the front bumper. It would keep you from drilling! I've seen this done on many different types of models.
Abermac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 12:34 PM   #7
lexus4jess
Lexus Champion
 
lexus4jess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: SoCal.Riverside
Posts: 1,616
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Abermac View Post
You can also get a mount that screws into the towing access...whatever you call it. Anyway, remove the towing access cover on the front bumper. It would keep you from drilling! I've seen this done on many different types of models.
Thanks a great idea.
lexus4jess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 12:54 PM   #8
Sosodef79
Pole Position
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: CA
Posts: 263
Default

check this out, there is also an install video

http://shop.bigmikesperformanceparts...S350-SNS37.htm
Sosodef79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 01:02 PM   #9
lexus4jess
Lexus Champion
 
lexus4jess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: SoCal.Riverside
Posts: 1,616
Default

So if your car is dropped, won't it scrape in front when you go into a dip or driveway?
lexus4jess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 01:14 PM   #10
islandbeef
Lexus Test Driver
 
islandbeef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: SD/SoCal 858
Posts: 1,510
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sosodef79 View Post
check this out, there is also an install video

http://shop.bigmikesperformanceparts...S350-SNS37.htm


Last edited by islandbeef; 02-27-14 at 01:31 PM.
islandbeef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 01:36 PM   #11
islandbeef
Lexus Test Driver
 
islandbeef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: SD/SoCal 858
Posts: 1,510
Default

Check out this magnetic version designed for Teslas. $50 for this.


http://www.magneplate.com/


Last edited by islandbeef; 02-27-14 at 01:47 PM.
islandbeef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 02:06 PM   #12
lexus4jess
Lexus Champion
 
lexus4jess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: SoCal.Riverside
Posts: 1,616
Default

Good find
lexus4jess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 04:46 PM   #13
Abermac
Rookie
 
Abermac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ky
Posts: 66
Default

Check this out. Showing a BMW, same concept.

Abermac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 05:32 PM   #14
smomin23
Rookie
 
smomin23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 90
Default

Can't you keep it on the dash in Texas now?
smomin23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-14, 05:43 PM   #15
jimbonic
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: IL
Posts: 49
Default

http://www.topflightrepro.com/corvet...brackets.shtml

I've installed these on my last few vette's and as long as you clean the underside of all wax, this will stick! I always got the type that you can take on and off using the wing nuts so when I was at car shows I never had the plates on, but of course I "accidentally" would forget to put the plate back on most of the time. Only once did I get pulled over and I just told the officer I was at a show that weekend and just took it off for it, and had a special holder just for it so he wanted to see it and had me put it on for him and let me off with a warning. Took it off the next weekend at the next show and never had another problem, but its always in the back. Anyway, even though it says its for Corvettes, I am just about positive it will fit these cars as the frame comes in flat and needs to be bent slightly to conform to the angle of the front facia. Once I get my Fsport in a few more weeks I will probably get one of these then I can tell everyone for sure if it does work.
jimbonic is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transmission cable replacement Lex4MzX North Texas Lexus Club 0 09-22-14 11:17 AM
TX BC BR Coilovers 10/8K 4grDrvr 2Gen IS250 / IS350 / IS-F Classifieds (06-13) 1 06-08-14 09:15 PM
NTL Wed 6/11 Cafe Brown Sugar/Carrollton huy33 North Texas Lexus Club 0 06-08-14 08:40 PM
Suggestions for front license plate ESeries300 ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 6 05-16-09 07:26 AM
Front License Plate fetalsono SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 11 02-10-04 11:44 PM


Tags
car, front, plate, texas, ticketed

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:29 PM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved