I grew up in NE Wisconsin near the UP. Michigan only uses rear plates. I thought front plates were optional when I bought my first car (college years). Eventually, I was pulled over for not having my front plate mounted. Thankfully, I had the front plate under the seat & a screwdriver. The officer just watched me mount it & let me off with a warning. I sincerely didn't know better at the time.
My front plate is just screwed into my front bumper, & I don't really care. The plate has to go somewhere. I prefer that location, & it's secure. My Mirage will never be without a front plate during my ownership.
All cars should have something in place to mount front & rear plates regardless of the state you live in.
"Thirty-one states require their motorists to display front license plates and plates on the back of their vehicles. The “Rugged Nineteen” states that require only one plate include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico."
What about stickers? I renewed the registration on my truck a few weeks ago and all they gave me was the registration card, said they don't do give out stickers to put on the plate anymore. I guess the province will save 1 million dollhairs?
Had I known that I probably wouldn't have even bothered renewing it at almost $100/year. The no registration fine is only $250.
They haven't issued front plates in Alberta since 1992.
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.7 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.3 mpg (Imp)
In the week I was waiting for the sales manager to contact me (hoping to get maybe some free parts or something) I was contacted by someone in the dealership office that handles registration and taxes. Keep in mind they are in Tennessee and I am in Illinois. They claim they did not collect enough for vehicle registration. Apparently to the tune of $171. Illinois is ungodly high for pates. I did not think I should be responsible for this either as the contact person told me TTL was included in the overall price we agreed upon.
Not wanting to fight about this though I perhaps could have, I sent the sales manager a business like letter my dissatisfaction with my license plate mounting and suggesting we just call it even on the $171. Thirty minutes later the sales manager called apologizing for the mishap and let me know they would indeed cover the difference in TTL. I will be satisfied with the overall purchase assuming my plates come in the mail and they do not ask for any more money.
Well...sounds good to me. I'll take $171 if someone wants to drill an extra hole in my back bumper behind my license plate where I can't see it!
Interesting...so a Tennessee car dealer collected Illinois registration fees? Did they also collect Illinois sales tax?
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 52.1 mpg (US) ... 22.2 km/L ... 4.5 L/100 km ... 62.6 mpg (Imp)
They did. I was surprised as well. The only other new vehicle I purchased was an in state purchase.
Now, you can feel a little better about the crooked rear plate. I'd straighten it myself for that amount of money, too.
Who does this stealership think they are. I'd fight the thing and I wouldn't give them a dime ever again.
View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 41.8 mpg (US) ... 17.8 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.2 mpg (Imp)