Date registered: Feb 2003
Vehicle: 2012 ML350, 2008 BMW M3
Location: Lake Oswego, OR, USA
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For most application here in the US, front plate is used for access to gated communities, country clubs, etc... or for a vanity plate statement.
Well, I think you have a warped perspective because of where you live. Actually, only 20 of the 52 states do not require both front and rear plates. I've lived with not having front plates here in Oregon and finally gave it up. Many jurisdictions here, in California and elsewhere write expensive parking tickets for no front plate. It also gives law enforcement a legitimate reason to pull you over any time. I finally gave up and am using tow hook-mounted plates on my two cars.
Greg Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2012 ML350 BE - Arctic White/Black Premium Leather/Satin Ash
Packages: Premium 02, Lighting, Sport Interior, Dynamic Handling, Panorama Sunroof; Options: hitch; MBTex dash, black h/l, sport seats, pass thru
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