Re: Stupid Question...
Meth & Joz-
You may find this interesting...
I'd been living in SO CAL for about eight years - all of that time "refusing" to diminish the looks of my fine Volvo 850 Turbo by putting on the front plate. I was willing to pay the first ticket for non-compliance and civil disobedience. Didn't, and still don't know what the cost would be because I have forgotten.
I had to go on a routine business trip and left my car in LAX's long-term parking. When I returned two-weeks later, I not only had a flat, but the battery was dead! To add INSULT to injury, I had a ticket for not having a front license plate.
It was definitely one of those "when it rains, it pours" kind of situations.
Well, I paid for the tow truck to inflate my spare (how embarrassing
) and to jump-start the car.
When I got home, I whined to the wife about my bad luck and sent the check to pay for the citation the next morning.
About three weeks later, I got a hand-written envelope from the San Diego County somebody (Registrar?). Inside was my original check with a "sticky" hand written explanation:
"Mr. Joe Mac, your citation was written in error. Under California law, you can only be cited for not having a front license plate if you are in violation of another ordinance or law, CONCURRENTLY."
Too cool, I said to myself, and my wife. Some government worker truly ROC!
That was too cool that some normal, over-worked government employee took the time to (first of all, know the law better than the cop) return my check and write a sticky-note to explain why.
I strongly believe that he or she, as cool as they definitely are, are riding around SO CAL, responsibly, with BIG smiles on their faces WITHOUT front license plates!
Just had to share that true story with you!