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Old 07-10-2004, 08:37 PM
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VA License plate law?

Got flagged down as I passed a FC (*****!) cop.

The old dude threaned me with a ticket if I did'nt attach the front license plate to the bumper of my 84 cutlass. Anyone that ones a G body cutlass knows THERE IS NO PLACE FOR A LICENSE PLATE! Yes, some of the cutlass's came with an adapter attached to the bumper to allow a license plate to be hung on the bumper, but my 84 lacks that plate along with my 87.

Does anyone know if it is required to have the license plate attached to the bumper in VA? I was under the understanding that it had to be "displayed" as it was in the front window, but not attached. Everywhere I look for the info it just says "must be displayed"

The FC cops cans be real dicks when they want to be. I mean this dude was'nt even being nice about it! Royal **** tard.

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Old 07-10-2004, 08:41 PM
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442lover had another negative experience with the law?
no way!!! check the dmv website for virginia.......
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Old 07-10-2004, 08:47 PM
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Just keep driving it man. Speaking of *** hole cops. Yesterday I had a guy tailgating me, I was doing 60 in a 45 and he is riding my bumper for miles. I get to a red light and start stopping this guy isn't paying attention and ends up skidding right up to my bumper so I turn around and look at him and yell out my window "hey, what the *******" When the road switched to two lanes he passed me on the right and it was a Pennsylvania State Police Officer in his uniform driving his personal vehicle, with his windows down, so I know he heard my comment earlier.
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Old 07-10-2004, 08:51 PM
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Checked the website and called the FC police.

"Virginia license plates must be displayed on the vehicle so that all wording, numbers and decals are completely visible and readable."

is all the website said. So I was'nt breaking any law

But then talking to the officer, he gave some BS about lawyers and laws not being written down properly, and...... you get the point.

BTW, this car passed state inspection with the license plate IN the front window.

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Old 07-10-2004, 09:27 PM
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On the vechice means attached to the car.
Thought you were in D.C.?
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Old 07-10-2004, 11:14 PM
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On the vechice means attached to the car.
Thought you were in D.C.?
D.C. is in VA/MD hahaha. I live right outside D.C. and usually when I travel and someone finds out im from VA they just say "so your from DC right?"
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It is the district of colombia .

they dont have va. plates do they.
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Old 07-10-2004, 11:22 PM
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No they have their own little D.C. plates, you see alot of MD and D.C. plates around here. Kind of stupid.
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Old 07-10-2004, 11:25 PM
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I know.Theres a dc cop who has virginia plates on her personal
car.Cheaper insurance and plates .Dont think thats fair.
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Old 07-11-2004, 06:19 AM
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I know.Theres a dc cop who has virginia plates on her personal
car.Cheaper insurance and plates .Dont think thats fair.
Fair has nothing to do with it. As long as they live within 25 miles of the borders of the District of Columbia, they can live in Maryland or Virginia.

442, just because you can see the license plate laying on your dash doesn't mean the cop saw it right away. He may only have seen it when he walked up to your car.
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I was pulled over once in my 75 Ford Van for my license plate lights being burned out. Upon closer inspection we found that ford had not installed lights for the plate. He told me as long as it came from the factory like that the law excuses it. This was in Ohio. Not sure if that applies to front plates or not. I've been busted for not having them on a T-bird (w/front mounts, I even had them in the window also) but never for not having them on my 57 chevy, Once again coming from the factory without front mounts.
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Old 07-11-2004, 08:24 AM
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The VA State Police web site might have the verbatum regs for front plates. They are the department that directs state inspections.

VA is a drap about front plates, I would rather have my USA-1 plate in front... Obviously, Fairfax's Finest must be real busy to go around looking for license plate violations - and it's not even the end of the month! I noticed this weekend they have also been setting up a few speed traps around here.
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Obviously, Fairfax's Finest must be real busy to go around looking for license plate violations - and it's not even the end of the month! I noticed this weekend they have also been setting up a few speed traps around here.
"More important things?????" Maybe not at that particular moment on that particular day. Timothy McVeigh was stopped for expired registration stickers on the rental van he was driving when he got caught.

And departments don't have quotas to meet. They can write as many citations as they want. (Yeah, some of my friends are Fairfax cops)

Law enforcement officers are paid to enforce the rules and regulations: speeding, improper license tags, seatbelts, and now in DC, talking on a cell phone while driving.
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Old 07-11-2004, 12:10 PM
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The VA State Police web site might have the verbatum regs for front plates. They are the department that directs state inspections.

VA is a drap about front plates, I would rather have my USA-1 plate in front... Obviously, Fairfax's Finest must be real busy to go around looking for license plate violations - and it's not even the end of the month! I noticed this weekend they have also been setting up a few speed traps around here.
if you live in the burke springfield area dont even bother trying to speed on burke centr pky or the fairfax county pky.. they have speed traps set up all day every day all over those roads. Two of my freinds have goten tickets for goin with the flow.. 50 in a 40.. one of them got a $140 ticket for that... the cop said since it was his first offence they had to charge him more to set up a file for him. BS if you ask me...
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if you live in the burke springfield area dont even bother trying to speed on burke centr pky or the fairfax county pky.. they have speed traps set up all day every day all over those roads. Two of my freinds have goten tickets for goin with the flow.. 50 in a 40.. one of them got a $140 ticket for that... the cop said since it was his first offence they had to charge him more to set up a file for him. BS if you ask me...
I live right off Roberts road. Saw the speed trap on Burke Centre parkway on Friday. Personally, I think nobody should be speeding in these RESIDENTIAL neighborhoods. Every year or so, some idiot will be doing 90 mph+ and hit that bump on Roberts and Collingham and end up in the trees. The last guy lived, amazingly.

345coupe - please don't get me wrong! I know the cops here are overloaded and understaffed. Just wish they would get more moving violations around here. It also seems the Maryland commuter/drivers are a little too aggresive. My house sits off a 30 mph zone and nobody but the neighbors go the speed limit. The stinkin' riceburners also make a lot of noise at night and the cops never seem to setup speed traps at night.
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