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Ticketing for no front plate in Santa Monica and stick-on front plate option

Discussion in 'California' started by caltechkid, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. caltechkid

    caltechkid Member

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    How serious of a concern is ticketing for no front license plate? I'm wondering whether to avoid this location altogether if ticketing is pervasive (it'd be annoying, but possible to avoid) or just roll the dice since it's not necessarily a focused but more of a random enforcement. This is for a Monday somewhere in between 10am-2pm.

    Thanks all for any thoughts.
     
  2. MelaniainLA

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    I have heard it is significant over there. I have been victimized just across the street two times!

    I finally purchased that stick on vinyl California license plate which is sold by this guy who has some connection with the DMV. When I paid him the money online, I first got a letter from the DMV authorizing me to have the stick on license plate and then a week later the plates showed up. Problem solved
     
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  3. P85_DA

    P85_DA Supporting Member

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    You mind posting up link for that stick on plate ?
     
  4. MelaniainLA

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    https://licenseplatewrap.com/?fbclid=IwAR0qcDmvccrSb_ewJe9e-V-7UsWvOgLsMt18G7pxTC2msaLMVhMgEXeKs4U

    Worth every cent. I was completely dubious but I figured if it doesn’t work I’ll just make a dispute with the credit card. But it looks like it was legitimate! Surprise that I hadn’t heard anything about this through official channels. Seems like this guy has some sort of inside connection with the DMV in California.
     
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  5. GoBlue88

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    Can you take it off and put it back on like a cling sticker? Or does it have to stay on more or less permanently? The website doesn't seem to cover that in the FAQ.
     
  6. MelaniainLA

    MelaniainLA Member

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    Permanent.
     
  7. ucmndd

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    I guess I’m at a loss. Why is a permanent sticker that looks like an ugly license plate better than an ugly license plate?
     
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  8. MelaniainLA

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    Aerodynamics: some 5-10% range improvement by regaining the aero on the front end.

    Appearance: not jutting out, more “form fitting” with the beautiful curvature of the car.
     
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  9. BluestarE3

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    Very interesting! It's cheaper than some of the aftermarket license plate frames. As far as California DMV adopting new license plate solutions, this one is more compelling to me than the $750 digital plate.
     
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  10. GoBlue88

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    Ah, too bad.
     
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    Q10: Is License Plate Wrap (LPW) street legal?

    A: Yes, as long you participate in the pilot program and received a letter from the DMV.
     
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    5-10%? No way, sorry. Car aerodynamics don't work like that. You could mount a statue of Buddha on your front bumper and it wouldn't make that difference.
     
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  14. Need

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    Santa Monica street parking
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    Those are the places I know in the Greater LA area that you will get a no front plate ticket. Also you could be stopped at the check point entering the LAX departure ramp. A few times I have been asked "where is your front plate?" I didn't get a ticket but probably got stopped because of that.
     
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  15. BluestarE3

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    This company doesn't address the street legality issue though. Without the CA DMV letter, if you get stopped for having a fake plate, you can't prove that you are participating in the approved pilot program.
     
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  17. Sky-Pilot

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    Here's a bunch more on e-mail, remote controlled: ebay
     
  18. abasile

    abasile Conscientious investor

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    If you buy the $50 "plate", does licenseplatewrap.com do the DMV paperwork for you?
     
  19. abasile

    abasile Conscientious investor

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    Answered my own question. I checked with them via email and their response is that they do handle the DMV paperwork. So I've ordered a front "plate" for our Model 3.
     
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  20. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Got one in SM without any other violation. Paid and done....
     

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