I'm not sure what our lawmakers were smoking when they came up with this one, but in Arizona a new law has gone in effect, governing the use of rear license plate holders.
License Plate Holder Law - State law* requires that the state name at the top of Arizona license plates must be visible. Any license plate holder or cover that prevents the license plate from being clearly legible, is in violation of this new law.
* A.R.S. 28-2354(B.)
Drives are facing a $160 fine if officers spot a frame that covers the word Arizona even partially.
This new law eliminates probably 90 percent of the custom licence plate frames and all of the aftermarket "rear view" camera plates.
According to my research, only one other state, Texas, has a similar law.
It seems like just another revenue generator for the state coffers.
I now have to get rid of the license plate frames from my wife's car Civic, my son's Expedition and my daughters Fit. My truck's still in the shop and I don't remember if my frame violates the new law, but I'll bet it does. This kind of B******t legislation is one reason I NEVER vote for a pay raise for these idiots.
Between this new law and the dozens of new, freeway photo radar cameras placed all around Phoenix, I gues they figure Arizona's budget deficit should be fixed by 2010.
I'll try and get a map of all the photo radar camera placements and put it up on the forum so any visitors to Phoenix can get a heads up and watch their speed. Just be careful.....they also have speed photo vans that they place a half mile or so past the permament cameras to catch all the drivers who speed up after slowing down for the cameras.
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