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    No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    My dealer didn't fit the front plate and told me not to worry about it. Anyone had issues with the police (especially in NY)?

    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    never had any problems, i frequently commute from CT to NY, no problems with toll booths either as some claim.

    then again it may be my boyish looks and charm that get me out of tickets..

    ok forget the last part.

    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    Same as Moogle. None on my or my wifes car. It's been since 1998. So far, so good!

    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    I drove my M5 without a front plate for three years in the NY metro area and elsewhere without a front plate and got stopped just once (the cop said his brother had a 540i and let me off!), but my Porsche dealer pushed very strongly to put it on, saying it would otherwise be one more excuse for a cop to stop me - and maybe not to discuss cars!

    A 997s is certainly a more visually 'provocative' car than an M5 (by which I mean drop dead gorgeous and envy inducing), so I took their advice! 'Life's too short', as an old friend used to say.

    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    Yes, I just got stopped in Dutchess County and got a ticket from some a trooper. It just boils me up that these guys are willing participants in a tax scam. Incidentally, I was on my way to the annual dinner of the local PCA chapter !
    I had no problems commuting into NYC, through toll booths etc, but since I got pulled over just 5 miles from my house, I figure I better bite the bullet and have the plate affixed.

    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    I live in NJ..i couldn't get my registration until i mounted the front plate....bummer.

    GG

    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    I say just do it. When you're plateless you waste too much time worrying about it and you THINK the car looks better with it off. When you finally decide or are forced to put the plate on, it's no bigdeal after a couple weeks, the car still looks great.

    The biggest plateless downside is the cops have an open invitation to stop you anytime they feel like it. BTW, that's all the cops do is check out cars and their equipment, so it's probably a safe bet they notice you're plateless about a dozen times a day? OTOH, some guys say they went years in NYS and were NEVER stopped.


    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    I just got mine the other day and left the plate off. I diver everyday from CT to NYC. So far no problem. I am not putting it on. Car looks much better with out it. I assume there will be times I get nailed for not having it. As far as I am concerned it is rent. Afterall it is just a small fine and no points.

    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

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    weissy said:
    Afterall it is just a small fine and no points.



    yes, true. I don't blame you. The thing to consider though is getting stopped. You go by at 42 in a 35 and the cop sees no plate and that fact makes him decide to go after you.

    Best thing is to not attract attention; even if you've got nothing to hide (no bombs, guns, drugs, illegal immigrants etc).


    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    That is a very good point. But for now I am going to take my chances and see what happens. Where I live in CT there are a ton of exoctic cars and none of them have front tags and it doesn't seem to be a major problem. Oh well only time will tell.

    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    NYC police rarely bother,but NYS troopers definitely YES. I would worry about the traffic agents who drive around in those blue cars. They will give you ticket in a millisecond.

    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    Not really any problems... here in ohio atleast. Although one time in my neighborhood a cop drove past me and quickly did a U-turn (i was being 100% legal) so i kinda got scared but after the U-turn he didnt follow me long at all and turned back around...

    So im gonna assume he noticed that the 997 had no front plate, but since when he turned around he saw that it had temporary tags so he didnt bother

    And, no my dad does not plan to put those hideous plates on his 997, and i dont blame him

    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    No problems in Texas. The dealers don't even mount the front brackets. I've had an Audi TT now for over three years without a front license plate. I will only put it on my 997S if the police harrass me. I don't think that will happen.

    Re: No front plate. Anyone had issues with the police (NY)?

    Here on the northern shores of the Ohio Riviera (Cincinnati), the across-the-river folks (Kentuckians) who infest our highways (bad) and business establishments (good) have no front plate requirements.

    Therefore, cars with no front plates are quite common and usually arouse no added suspicion.

     
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