Florida Deems License Plate Trims Illegal
Most drivers in Florida are perhaps unaware that they are breaking the law. As a result, they might get pulled over and fined. Why? If their license plate’s trim covers any part of it, law enforcement can charge them over $100.
A lot of the times, people get their license plates with the fancy trims as sold by the auto dealerships. The latter use them with promotional purposes, because usually the name of the dealer goes there, or some other marketing slogan. Oftentimes, there are just funny wisecracks.
The law is defined by Florida statute 320.061, and it states that “A person may not apply or attach a substance, coating, covering, or other material onto or around any license plate which interferes with any feature or detail on the license plate.”
Most importantly, however, the law targets plate covers drivers use to beat red light cameras. Interesting thing is that those plate trims are sold online and in stores, and no one warns they are illegal.
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