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license plate laws???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RDAY, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Dec 31, 2008 at 9:25 AM
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    RDAY

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    I live in NY is it illegal to just have a rear plate? because i just put my new grill on and the plate blocks alot of it and i ordered a bull bar and how does that mount over the plate? also i see alot of trucks with bull bars with no front plates?
     
  2. Dec 31, 2008 at 9:27 AM
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    mudduck

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    i dont live in ny, but ohio has the same laws. i'm guessing all vehicles are to have both front and rear plates. you can get a ticket for improper display if you dont have both plates. its not enforced very often, but still a law.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2008 at 9:33 AM
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    but where is everyone installing them with bull bars then?
     
  4. Dec 31, 2008 at 9:37 AM
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    duckcmdr

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    I have 2 plates i put the bar on and i want lights but i think i will need like 4 or 5 " lights. this is what mine looks like now

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  5. Dec 31, 2008 at 10:29 AM
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    Well, interesting thread, here in the Peoples Republic of MASS.( were the folks who gave you Ted K.) you used to have only one plate, in the rear, then for some reason all of the day-glow green lettering peeled off and it is hard for the Po-lice to read your plate.
    So now all of those plates getted replaced and now they issue you two plates and you must put them on. One of the ways they get you to do this is reject your vehicle when the inspection is due. Of course if you drive and get caught its a fine, I believe the "gendarmes" prefer a plate on the front and rear. So this is what I am facing in Sept of 09 and I really dislike having a plate screw up the front of my truck.

    Jeff , 06,V6, SR5, 6spd 4x4
     
  6. Dec 31, 2008 at 10:35 AM
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    just one plate here in GA. horay south!!!
     
  7. Dec 31, 2008 at 10:42 AM
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    longbow

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    IN one plate only in back. Can be covered but needs to be a clear plate cover.
    Was nailed with a smoked one....smoked cover+road salt+ not being able to read=$97 fine
     
  8. Dec 31, 2008 at 10:44 AM
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    Delmarva

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    MD & VA are 2 plate states... I don't take my chances and run both plates.

    that's the one thing I miss about AZ -- only rear plates...
     
  9. Dec 31, 2008 at 10:47 AM
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    Here we have to have 2 plates as well, some guys put them on the dash, as long as there visible from the front. I don't know if that would work where you are tho you would have to ask a cop to be sure. I've heard that as long as you have the plate in the truck you'll be ok, but I'm not sure about that either.
     
  10. Dec 31, 2008 at 10:53 AM
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    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    Unfortunately that will not work here in MA. if you have plate for the front they want it on.
    A couple of choices I have are, to turn in my old plate and get a new set , no charge but I only get the number they assign me, not my old number. Or I can order (at a cost) vanity plates and get what I want. Or if I had connections with the Reg. of Motor Vehicles, much like all of the legislators in Boston, you get first pick at almost anything. LOL
    Jeff, 06,V6,SR5, 6spd, 4x4
     
  11. Dec 31, 2008 at 10:55 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Out here in AZ, we dont have to have one on the front, But starting tomarrow, the "Arizona" on the top of the plate must not be obstructed.
     
  12. Dec 31, 2008 at 10:58 AM
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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    they pulled that same crap in Texas a few years ago... asinine...
     
  13. Dec 31, 2008 at 12:43 PM
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    A buddy of mine is from TX and he and his GF just got back from there and they got stopped for having one of those covers on the plate. said you couldnt have anything covering any part of the plate.
     
  14. Dec 31, 2008 at 12:45 PM
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    I don't think New York requires a front plate. None of my family there has a front plate.
     
  15. Dec 31, 2008 at 1:12 PM
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    I could never understand why it mattered? Alberta is allowed only a rear plate as well...just seems so weird to me. On commercial trucks you have to have a front plate because that is where your insurance decal is so they can see it before you go over the scales. Anyone know why they have these rules?
     
  16. Dec 31, 2008 at 1:15 PM
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    Yes you must have a front plate, a ticket ( a fine ) and an $85.00 court fee. :mad:
     
  17. Dec 31, 2008 at 1:21 PM
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    I stand corrected!
     
  18. Dec 31, 2008 at 1:26 PM
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    Ever since I knew this law was coming in I have been noticing how many people are out there with 'Arizona' covered. The police are going to be real busy!
     
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