I grew up in California and return to visit all the time. You will get pulled over sooner or later.
Originally Posted by MLCrisisBimmer
I am definitely going to forego mounting it and see what happens.
Fortunately it is just a fix-it ticket in CA. (Or at least it used to be.)
You can legally run with the dealer temporary plate for a few months. Steve Jobs rather famously leased a new Mercedes every few months so that the car wouldn't need to have license plates.
Here in the UK, we would be pulled over for no front plate very quickly. I might be able to get away with it if I stuck to the back roads on Anglesey, but I wouldn't make it to Liverpool without a front plate.
The UK makes heavy use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition. Tolls, speed cameras, London Congestion Charge, catching uninsured drivers and Parking Enforcement all use ANPR.
ANPR is also used to track criminals.
BMW ANPR interceptor --> http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmpolice1/7042395327/
The models and equipment (standard and optional) illustrated in this post reflect my misunderstanding of vehicles supplied by BMW AG to the German market. In other EU member states, the truthyness of my posts may vary. Please ignore this post. Subject to change.
Last edited by Andrew*Debbie; 11-05-2012 at 02:57 AM.