E90Post
 


VIBE Motorsports
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > USA - Southwest > TX - Ever Got Failure to Display Front Plate Ticket?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-04-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
Doctor///M
Colonel
Doctor///M's Avatar
52
Rep
2,237
Posts

 
Drives: F80 M3, R56 MCS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: HTX

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2015 BMW M3  [4.00]
2009 BMW 335i  [0.00]
2010 MINI Cooper S  [0.00]
TX - Ever Got Failure to Display Front Plate Ticket?

Just wondering if anyone ever got a ticket (solely) for failure to display a front plate?

I never did, but just curious to see if there are instances out there.
__________________
2015 BMW M3 (ED 03 Nov 14) /l\ Austin Yellow /i\ 6MT /l\ Exec Pkg /i\ HK Audio /l\ 437M
CCA Member
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2012, 02:48 AM   #2
sathoro
Second Lieutenant
6
Rep
243
Posts

 
Drives: E90 335i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (0)

I haven't. My dad has been pulled over before for turning right on red without stopping and just got a warning for it and the front plate. There is no fine anyways
__________________

'10 E90 335i | Black Sapphire Metallic | Black Dakota Leather | M Sport | Premium | Cold Weather
Cobb AP Stage 1 | Alpina B3 TCU | DCI | CF Splitters | CF Performance Spoiler | CF Trim
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2012, 09:25 AM   #3
epoxa1
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
30
Posts

 
Drives: 335i Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Houston TX

iTrader: (1)

I did on my old camaro about 10 years ago. I work right next to a big police station/court house in Houston now and drive by cops frequently without a front plate, they don't really seem to look for that. If you do get a ticket, all you have to do is take a pic of your car with a plate on and show it to the judge and they will dismiss it.
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
acj75
First Lieutenant
acj75's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
383
Posts

 
Drives: '07 E92 335i
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: DFW Texas

iTrader: (0)

Never. I've been driving for over two years with no front plate, and I've been seen by plenty of cops. I think if you get pulled over for speeding or something, they may bring it up.
__________________
'07 E92 BMW 335i
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #5
cmyk
resident girl.
cmyk's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
1,016
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 335i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [4.38]
My husband got pulled over/ticketed for it once in Coppell, where the cops literally have nothing better to do than troll for BS reasons to pull you over. I've never been pulled over for it.
__________________


2008 E90 335i // Black Everything // photos
COBB tuned / QTP e-cutouts / Helix FMIC / cp-e DCI / AWE BOVs / Black M6 wheels + Toyo Proxes
(and yes, I am a girl)
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2012, 01:05 PM   #6
Rookie83
First Lieutenant
Rookie83's Avatar
6
Rep
380
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 335i 6mt cpe
Join Date: May 2011
Location: DFW

iTrader: (1)

^ Ya coppell cops are dicks! i live in lewisville and i try to stay out of coppell as much as possible.

op, ive been pulled over 3 times for no front plate. Every time it was by a state trooper, never a city cop. First 2 times i got a verbal warning and this last time i got a written warning.
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #7
The Ghost
Reborn
The Ghost's Avatar
United_States
15
Rep
1,107
Posts

 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (1)

All the time. I don't have plates on either of my cars. I'll get stopped about every year or so (twice in the last 3 months though). They normally only stop you in local small towns or when traveling between cities. If you leave the city, put it in your window.

They just use the plate as a reason to run your license, and look for other bigger items. Frequently you can get off with a warning, assuming you aren't riding dirty, lol.
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2012, 08:24 PM   #8
stilov
Lieutenant
4
Rep
415
Posts

 
Drives: 07 335i
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Allen, TX

iTrader: (2)

I got pulled over for exactly that on 121 but did NOT get a ticket.
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2012, 08:32 PM   #9
Doctor///M
Colonel
Doctor///M's Avatar
52
Rep
2,237
Posts

 
Drives: F80 M3, R56 MCS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: HTX

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2015 BMW M3  [4.00]
2009 BMW 335i  [0.00]
2010 MINI Cooper S  [0.00]
seems like all the folks closer to the DFW area encounter this... I even encounter more speed traps (and more regularly) coming up to DFW than I do on my trips to and from Houston.

Houston's just a free-for-all. Doing 80-90 on I-10 seems the norm for folks trying to beat rush hour... and then you just get the whole spectrum of cars that come along with a massive wealthy city.
__________________
2015 BMW M3 (ED 03 Nov 14) /l\ Austin Yellow /i\ 6MT /l\ Exec Pkg /i\ HK Audio /l\ 437M
CCA Member
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2012, 10:00 AM   #10
VicariousVision
New Member
0
Rep
5
Posts

 
Drives: 328i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (0)

I've been pulled over once in the last 5+ years that I've lived in DFW with no front plate. I ended up getting a ticket along with 2 other tickets (all questionable) and I believe that the no front plate portion set me back about $200 or so. I wasn't able to dismiss a portion of the ticket since it was attached to other citations or some BS like that.
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2012, 10:21 AM   #11
n54door
Captain
n54door's Avatar
10
Rep
624
Posts

 
Drives: 08' 135i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: DFW

iTrader: (5)

I have gotten a ticket a few times. Put your plate back on, they inspect it (double-sided tape will be tested! lol!), and then they reduce the fine to $10.

It's a pain in ass when you get ticketed, but only $10 when it's all said and done.
Appreciate 0
      08-06-2012, 02:22 PM   #12
landman2k1
Private First Class
1
Rep
117
Posts

 
Drives: 07 335i E92
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: DFW, Texas

iTrader: (0)

Been ticketed before because I refused to drill holes. Eventually bought a tow hook plate holder. Has to be one of favorite purchases for the car.

As far as the location of the ticket, I was in south Texas. In the DFW area I was never messed with about it. DPS got me for it. I think it is a matter of how much time they have on their hands. If its a slow day... "hey, look! no front plate!"
__________________
RB Turbos//JB4 G5 ISO Flashed//Alpina B3 Flash//AR Downpipes//ER FMIC//ER Chargepipe//AWE Blow Valves//AFE Sealed Intake//BMS X Meth//AST 4100's//Forgestar F14s
Appreciate 0
      08-06-2012, 03:09 PM   #13
artifice
Major
artifice's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
1,189
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Colony, TX

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by n54door View Post
I have gotten a ticket a few times. Put your plate back on, they inspect it (double-sided tape will be tested! lol!), and then they reduce the fine to $10.

It's a pain in ass when you get ticketed, but only $10 when it's all said and done.
Same way i took care of it. No biggie!
__________________
e92 M3 6MT, 18's, everything - Sold!
e92 M3 *Newer*
e92 335i 6MT - Wifey's with (stuff...)
And.... Our daily beater, twinky truck .
Appreciate 0
      08-06-2012, 09:06 PM   #14
The Ghost
Reborn
The Ghost's Avatar
United_States
15
Rep
1,107
Posts

 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by artifice View Post
Same way i took care of it. No biggie!
Post some pics of yall's setup.
Appreciate 0
      08-07-2012, 07:21 AM   #15
fenixxishot
Lieutenant
6
Rep
513
Posts

 
Drives: 08 335i e92 AW MT
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Austin

iTrader: (8)

I was under the impression the fine for no front plate was recently removed no?
Appreciate 0
      08-07-2012, 08:18 AM   #16
n54door
Captain
n54door's Avatar
10
Rep
624
Posts

 
Drives: 08' 135i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: DFW

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by artifice View Post
Same way i took care of it. No biggie!
F' The Colony, TX! I have gotten at least two there. Cops over there are a pain in my ass everytime I drive through.

Never happens when the donut shops are open though... strange.
Appreciate 0
      08-07-2012, 09:38 AM   #17
artifice
Major
artifice's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
1,189
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Colony, TX

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Ghost View Post
Post some pics of yall's setup.
Just use some zip ties or borrow a tow-hook bracket for a few hours... drive up to the court house, some one will check it out or use a picture, and then take off and continue life as normal
__________________
e92 M3 6MT, 18's, everything - Sold!
e92 M3 *Newer*
e92 335i 6MT - Wifey's with (stuff...)
And.... Our daily beater, twinky truck .
Appreciate 0
      08-07-2012, 09:43 AM   #18
artifice
Major
artifice's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
1,189
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Colony, TX

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by n54door View Post
F' The Colony, TX! I have gotten at least two there. Cops over there are a pain in my ass everytime I drive through.

Never happens when the donut shops are open though... strange.
Weird, everyone says that but I haven't been pulled over, knocking on wood. My neighbor gets it bad in his charger though, seat belt tix, no front lp, exhibition of acceleration, 37 in a 30 (morning star rd, don't speed at all there!!!) Even my tahoe has no front lp, no problems lol.

Maybe because I give them the "half-as#ed steering wheel wave" when they are in my 'hood?
__________________
e92 M3 6MT, 18's, everything - Sold!
e92 M3 *Newer*
e92 335i 6MT - Wifey's with (stuff...)
And.... Our daily beater, twinky truck .
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2012, 06:18 PM   #19
Shanghai_Texas
ultimate driving machine
Shanghai_Texas's Avatar
0
Rep
80
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 bsm e92 335i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: TX

iTrader: (0)

got a ticket for no front license plate in San Antonio about 4 years ago...was driving a srt-4 neon at the time. I think it was just a dick of a cop. Had the BMW since Dec 2011 with no front license plate. Been pulled over already and they didn't even mention it.
__________________
Under Construction...
Appreciate 0
      08-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #20
lonestar22
Ground Clearance?
lonestar22's Avatar
United_States
31
Rep
1,427
Posts

 
Drives: 535i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: DFW

iTrader: (-1)

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Te...es-2272362.php

this is still in effect they cant change the law till next year
__________________

Slammed E90. One of the First. Stay Fitted
Appreciate 0
      08-13-2012, 12:00 AM   #21
bpsu07
Major
bpsu07's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
1,006
Posts

 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: DFW TX

iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to bpsu07
Pulled over 3 times now for no front license plate. Nothing else, just no from LP. 2 in DFW area and 1 on 35 on the outskirts of Austin.


PS: ....and, STILL no LP on my front bumper
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-13-2012, 12:22 PM   #22
Brey335i
Brigadier General
Brey335i's Avatar
52
Rep
4,737
Posts

 
Drives: e46 ///M3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (11)

I have one in the tow hook right now to avoid dealing with any more police at the moment. Got fed up with the locals after I got in an accident here.

But back when I didn't run a front plate, I would only get pulled over by state troopers on my drive between cities.

You're more likely to get a speeding ticket unless you drive like a grandma IMO.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:45 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST