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Front Plate.....is it required by law in Texas?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by thehonger, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Dec 11, 2018 at 8:30 AM
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    thehonger

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    Just wondering, since I took it off my truck, my gf says you're required by law to have two plates.
    But some people have told me otherwise.


    what's the law?
     
  2. Dec 11, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    17taco4x4

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    Yes Texas law requires a front license plate. How many police officers enforce this law.....not many.
     
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    wilcam47

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    when I lived there you had to have both plates on the vehicle. I had my front one in the front windshield area and I kept getting pulled over for it.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    cruxofthebisquit

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    That law didn't pass. You need both.

    DPS will enforce it, heavily.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    yeah, it does give them a reason to pull you over though...I never did get a ticket for it just warnings to put the plate on the front.
     
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  6. Dec 11, 2018 at 8:37 AM
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    I came over an overpass in a lexus IS doing a buck 20 w/o one. She promply pulled me over and said I needed to put my tag back on the bumper. No ticket. I think they aim laser at it.
     
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    Yes they will.....18E6ACAB-A573-4C46-B6C5-6703161D2EEC.jpg
     
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    My dad got pulled over for it, but that was pretty long ago.
     
  9. Dec 11, 2018 at 8:40 AM
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  10. Dec 11, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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  11. Dec 11, 2018 at 9:38 AM
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    Yes, it’s required.

    It’s heavily enforced at 2:30am Friday/Saturday nights.
     
  12. Dec 11, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    I've been pulled over for it. Twice. Once got a ticket, once got a warning. It's just a fishing tactic but nonetheless, it's the law.
     
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    You’ll get pulled over by a trooper if he/she is fresh out in the field and has something to prove. Seasoned vets will not pull you over for just a missing front plate though.
     
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  14. Dec 11, 2018 at 9:52 PM
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    Yeah we will.
     
  15. Dec 12, 2018 at 7:23 AM
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    I have my plate in my windshield. I know it’s just a matter of time but nothing yet. But I don’t drive all crazy to. Well not all the time.
     
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    Not sure of the LAW, but I have been pulled over by DPS for not having a front plate. It was a warning and away I went. :notsure:
     
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    Ive got pulled over even with it in the window
     
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    Why give the opportunity to be pulled over?
     
  19. Dec 12, 2018 at 7:40 AM
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    For me it’s because the longer I can go with out making holes in my bumper the better. I moved to Texas a year ago from Vegas. It was a law but in the 15 years of living there never got pulled over. I didn’t even have it on the windshield. I know Texas is like Cali with the law just not as strict. I would never put my plate in the windshield in Cali. I always had it on th cover.
     
  20. Dec 12, 2018 at 7:41 AM
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    Two plates. Don't give them a reason to pull you over. Additionally, if you go out of state other state troopers will pull you over.
     
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