View Full Version : Front License Plate

01-30-2003, 11:01 AM
I want to avoid putting the front plate (NJ) on my Murano. I love the way it looks without it, especially because of the curve on the front bumper. I told the dealer not to install the front plate bracket and just put it in the trunk, just in case. Not once do I recall any of the troopers/cops looking for the front plate when I got pulled over in my previous car not last week when I got pulled over in the Murano.

Has anyone removed the fron plate from any vehicle? Any problems, tickets, etc. (I know that legally it's required, but...)


01-30-2003, 11:20 AM
Living in NJ - I always use my front plate - so I cannot say for sure - but, I imagine if you are pulled over for speeding in your new 245 hp Murano - that not having your front plate on is only going to raise the fine or points - proceed at your own risk!

01-30-2003, 01:39 PM
My murano didn't even come with a front license plate bracket. But I think I'll get it later just to be safe. Specially when I go to San Francisco... they're more strict there because they have the red light cameras and need to photograph the front plate.

01-30-2003, 01:47 PM
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they're more strict there because they have the red light cameras and need to photograph the front plate.


Another reason not to put the front plate on. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

I've never had my front plate on in our Corvette. I have gotten a couple tickets (not for running red lights though), but the front license was never brought up. I'm not planning on doing it on our Murano either. It's entirely about the looks. I have a front plate on my Chevy Truck, but it's a box.


01-30-2003, 01:49 PM
Because San Francisco has those red light cameras I think the cops will pull you over more often if they see you with out the front plate.... at least that's what I heard.

01-30-2003, 03:15 PM
I live in Campbell and they have those all over the place. The Campbell police have been using Photo Radar for speeding for years. However, I heard they recently quit using them because it didn't hold up in court. I haven't been stopped yet for it in Campbell. I must admit, I don't get to the city that often.

If you must put on a front plate, it has been well documented (or well-rumored) in the Corvette forum I frequent that polorized license plate covers confuse the camera. As far as I know, it's totally legal too.


01-30-2003, 03:47 PM
Has anyone replaced the dealer plate frames with the "high-quality" Nissan ones? What color (black, chrome, satin)would look best with a white Murano?

I'm not a big fan of being an unpaid advertiser for anybody, so I don't think the dealer frames will last...

01-30-2003, 03:49 PM
I am not using any frame at all - just screwed it on, looks fine.

01-30-2003, 04:23 PM
The front one's are black plastic. They gave me the kit with the car. Haven't got plates yet though. Now that you mention it, I haven't taken off the Dealer one on the back either. When the plates come, I'll switch.


01-30-2003, 05:18 PM
Yup ... I put nice plain silver ones on front and back. They look classy inmho. You can kinda' see them in my pixs.


01-30-2003, 05:22 PM
In Texas you are okay with the locals, but if you go intestate your toast.

I think they use it as a reason to look you over for other offenses. Case in point, in my Z I was stopped after being picked out of a group of 10 cars by one trooper. He took me to his car (then a new camaro) and said "That car is really fast. I can't catch you, but you can't outrun me either."

Then he gave me a warning ticket for good measure. I wasn't sure if he wanted me to try or not so I eased off into the distance, to put on my front license plate.

Found out later a friend blew his Camero away in his 'Vet.

01-30-2003, 06:43 PM
Frankly, I don't know how photo radar hold up in court anyway. Unless they get a picture of the person driving how can they prove who was driving when the offense occurred?

Personally, I don't have the front license plate problem. Live in Florida and we don't have such silly and ugly looking things down here. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/cool.gif


01-30-2003, 07:16 PM
Well, we do live in the Republic of Kalifornia. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/crazy.gif


01-30-2003, 08:55 PM
Oh, I feel sorry for you then. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/frown.gif

02-03-2003, 10:57 AM
This thread got me interested in finding out which states require BOTH license plates. I hope some folks will find this link useful:

Misc. Legal Info (http://www.pcisys.net/~bpc/auto_law/misclaw.html)