Just another way to collect some $$$
$200 for no front plate is nuts and obviously a way to just tack on some ticket tax income.
When I lived in LA, I didn't have a plate on the Porker, I never got pulled over for it. I did, however, get TWO tickets in the LAX parking facility. Cops patrolled the parking lots, looking for scofflaws without plates. Is there no more important crime you could be using resources to solve?
Long story short, I switched to a private parking facility when leaving the car at LAX. No more tickets. Now in TX, and no plates on the cartoon car...time will tell...
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