I personally would not risk it and have to worry it about it every time you're driving. Keep in mind you'll also get a parking ticket ($25 each time) when you park on public streets here in LA without front license plate, in addition to being pulled over by LAPD or CHP. On my last E60 I got tired of it after several parking tickets and finally had the dealer install it for me.
Originally Posted by Decboy
Yes. That is why certain places known for red light cameras such as West LA will have greater risk of the front plate citation.
There are some alternatives out there including using the tow hitch to mount the plate frame which is easily removable, other people also use 3M double-sided tape.
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