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Old 02-05-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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i just recently registered my vette in December, got two plates, forgot to ask if we still needed front license plates because ive seen a lot of people without them recently and my friend who got his 2007 mercury serviced at a jaguar/bentley dealership said there was no need for one anymore, so im not sure if we still need one

If you know, i'd appreciate it, if not, ill try calling the dmv tuesday
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:08 AM   #2
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yes absolutely you do.

i was at ct dmv a few weeks ago and asked this question a couple of times and in a couple of ways.

got the same answer. twice.

and that would be: YES.

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Old 02-06-2011, 06:51 AM   #3
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yes absolutely you do.

i was at ct dmv a few weeks ago and asked this question a couple of times and in a couple of ways.

got the same answer. twice.

and that would be: YES.


However; you will see a lot of cars without.

You decide to take the risk, or not.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:57 AM   #4
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I've been driving my Corvettes with no front tags in CT for years. Never a problem for me. On rare occasion you will hear of someone getting a ticket for no front tag in CT.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:32 AM   #5
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Legally, yes you do, I've talked with several Police Officers about this at various times. They all agree that usually it is overlooked however it does give them the right to pull you over. If you're not confrontational and there are no other violations you most likely will get a warning. Worst case is it's a $100 fine but it does not affect your insurance. I actually bought my car from a Police Officer who didn't run a front plate, he agreed it is not the most attractive thing on a Corvette. Also was at a show and a uniformed Officer walked up to my car and is eyeing the front end, I'm thinking OK this is it, he looks at me, smiles, and say's "nice car". It's your car and your choice.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:47 AM   #6
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I've gotten one ticket and it was just under $100 for no front plate on the c5, it was a holiday weekend seat belt check on the exit ramps by state cops... he seemed annoyed that I had my belt on and wasn't speeding. What bugged me was on renewing my insurance it showed as "improper registration, failure to display or misuse of tags" basically the same as if I put the plates on from another vehicle or didn't have a plate or current reg. So it could effect insurance IMO. I still don't run the tag but I did buy one of those nifty electric front plate mounts that I want to try and fit over the winter.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:58 PM   #7
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Picking my new 11 up this week and SPECIFICALLY said..no plate / no holes in my new vette...Told them I wouldnt go through with the sale if they did..

can they give you a fix it ticket for it ? ..that would require you to put one on or not pass inspection..?
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yes absolutely you do.


But I don't!!!

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Old 02-19-2011, 08:55 PM   #9
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Yes you are supposed to have one. I know lots of people who do not run with one on. However like vcam stated it does give them a reason to pull you over. Two beers at a local bar and no front license plate could possibly end in a DWI (worst case, but possible). I personally would not put one on a vette, they are just plain ugly on these cars.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:16 AM   #10
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You are breaking the law if you do not have a front licence plate.

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Just talked to a Bristol cop yesterday, again confirmed can pull you over but very rarely ticket for that offense.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:06 AM   #12
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Yes you are supposed to have one. I know lots of people who do not run with one on. However like vcam stated it does give them a reason to pull you over. Two beers at a local bar and no front license plate could possibly end in a DWI (worst case, but possible). I personally would not put one on a vette, they are just plain ugly on these cars.
Haha when I'm turning 18 in a month and tickets are a bad thing, I think it's better to have a little "ugly" on the vette just to make sure I don't screwed over


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Just talked to a Bristol cop yesterday, again confirmed can pull you over but very rarely ticket for that offense.
Yeah it's weird how many people recently I've seen without them saying "you dont need it"
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Haha when I'm turning 18 in a month and tickets are a bad thing, I think it's better to have a little "ugly" on the vette just to make sure I don't screwed over
Smart move - life is not fair - cops pay lots more attention to 18 year olds, especially in Corvettes. Speaking of life not being fair I'm too embaressed to tell you what I had to drive at 18. Enjoy the ride
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winter project.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoODM7dSULQ

"what do you mean I don't have a front plate, can you check again?"
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Smart move - life is not fair - cops pay lots more attention to 18 year olds, especially in Corvettes. Speaking of life not being fair I'm too embaressed to tell you what I had to drive at 18. Enjoy the ride
Well I've had a 2500$ v6 1998 camaro since I've gotten my license and always wanted a corvette, so the combined; dad always had sport cars(2 camaros, 2 vettes etc) and now a jaguar; Xmas present, birthday(in march) and graduation present, college present, and still have to help pay back the 6500 is a nice thing. I greatly appreciate them for letting me get it, AND if I ever get in trouble "where's the vette keys" and it's also not a winter car either, so many factors play in, and my dad always says, appreciate we can afford these, when I was a teen, I had to pay for my first car and it was a rusted to the top 1966 mustang


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winter project.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoODM7dSULQ

"what do you mean I don't have a front plate, can you check again?"
Do you know if this will work/they make one for the c4 models? I would love to say that to people xD
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Actually it might screw up grit spoiler/double air intake for brake cooling, idk I'll have to google it
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Smart move - life is not fair - cops pay lots more attention to 18 year olds, especially in Corvettes. Speaking of life not being fair I'm too embaressed to tell you what I had to drive at 18. Enjoy the ride


They look for reasons to pull over kids especially in a corvette. When I was 20ish I had a 1995 z-28. I was pulled over almost daily for everything they could think of. It was annoying.

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"what do you mean I don't have a front plate, can you check again?"
Looks like it could easily be ripped off going over speed bumps.


Donalds5 - You live right down the road from me. I'll keep an eye out for you this spring.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:34 PM   #18
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I know one thing as for riding a bike, you do not need to wear your helmet, sorry that i am hijacking.
very nice, indeed
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Donalds5 - You live right down the road from me. I'll keep an eye out for you this spring.
Yep, East Hampton here, and go to school in Middletown. I like my part of the state except for the select few groups that give your town a bad name. "yay for biggest meth lab in ct" haha
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Donalds5 - You live right down the road from me. I'll keep an eye out for you this spring.
haha and I always head down the street for that 7-Eleven Trip for a SLURPEE once in a while
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