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Old 02-11-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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Will HID's prevent cops from seeing whether I have a front plate or not?



I gotta make a run to Toronto, and most of the 4 hour drive will be at night. The car isn't registered yet, and I getting it registered in Toronto (going under girls name). I bought the car from a cop and he told me that he could get away without running a front plate, my question is....what are the chances that this one time on my way, that a cop will pull me over for no front plate (and expired tags in the back ); given that most of the drive will be on the highway and my HID's are pretty bright (preventing the cop from seeing the front of my car easily) will I get away with it? Thoughts?
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:01 PM   #2
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Just put any front plate on, you're going so fast they will hardly be able to tell from the front, I'd be more worried about a cop coming up behind you.

good luck, In the event that you do get caught, can I comfort your girlfriend for you?
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:03 PM   #3
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haha, well a cop who comes up behind me I don't think at highway speed is going to tailgate me so closely he can read the little tag. Anyway, putting another front plate on can be a serious issue!

re the girlfriend, yes you can, but she'll probably run away screaming.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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Just keep it @ the speed limit and don't draw attention to yoursef.
You should be fine.
If your still worried, throw a lil bit of mud on your license plate
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:07 PM   #5
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re the girlfriend, yes you can, but she'll probably run away screaming.
Just the way I like it.

If you can have somebody follow you for the trip that would be ideal.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:16 PM   #6
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I'm thinking of slotting inbetween two people
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:09 AM   #7
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haha, well a cop who comes up behind me I don't think at highway speed is going to tailgate me so closely he can read the little tag. Anyway, putting another front plate on can be a serious issue!

re the girlfriend, yes you can, but she'll probably run away screaming.
yeah they wont be reading your little tag but since your car isn't registered yet when they run your plate it wont match the make and model of the car. so the first thing in their mind will probably be stolen vehicle.
that happened to me once doing the same thing you are.
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:58 AM   #8
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that little sticker doesn't do anything..

they're run your plate through their lap-top computer in the car.. and see if your tag are expired or not...

it'll take them like 30 secs to run the plates...
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:18 AM   #9
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just go during the rush hour. bumper to bumper coverage.
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just go during the rush hour. bumper to bumper coverage.
lol i got pulled over and screwed for 5 grand for not having insurance a few years back and it was during rush hr. guess who happened to fall behind my back bumper!!!
its a hit or miss. you are really taking chances either way.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:18 AM   #11
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I wouldnt risk it as insurance wont cover you. Personally i would get it towed there. If you do decide to go though just drive normally and within the speeding limit.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:06 AM   #12
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that little sticker doesn't do anything..

they're run your plate through their lap-top computer in the car.. and see if your tag are expired or not...

it'll take them like 30 secs to run the plates...
but I'd have to do something stupid for them to run my plates right? Like tailgating, speeding, etc? If I go a steady 105, I should be okay?
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:31 AM   #13
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Very simple. It's a gamble. 90% chance you will get home without problems if you keep your nose clean.

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Old 02-12-2009, 09:04 AM   #14
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Getting caught at night, its pretty close to nil.
all the warning and bullshit i had was during the day.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:05 AM   #15
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I gotta make a run to Toronto, and most of the 4 hour drive will be at night. The car isn't registered yet, and I getting it registered in Toronto (going under girls name). I bought the car from a cop and he told me that he could get away without running a front plate, my question is....what are the chances that this one time on my way, that a cop will pull me over for no front plate (and expired tags in the back ); given that most of the drive will be on the highway and my HID's are pretty bright (preventing the cop from seeing the front of my car easily) will I get away with it? Thoughts?
Why not just rent a car for the weekend, drive down and do the registration.
Bring your etest and safety and you should be good.

Avis has a deal for $19/day for the weekend.
(AWD # H501200 to take advantage of this offer.)
For me, Avis is unlimited mileage.

If you have a Visa or MC Gold card, rental insurance is covered.

I wouldn't risk it. Ottawa-Toronto stretch has a lot of cops (undercover).
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