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Old 07-24-06, 07:44 PM   #1
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Legality of rear mounted car carriers?

Since they obscure your license plate, can they be legal?
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Old 07-24-06, 08:05 PM   #2
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My Sarris Bones does not obscure the plate. Depends on the carrier and depends on your car. If yours is obstructed and you are worried take the plate off of the car and hang it on your bike.

But my guess is that if your plate is obstructed then you are illegal.
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Depends on your state. Mine requires front and rear plates to be full visible at all times. Period. I'll speculate tickets are only issued to folks who really earn them in their own special way.
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I was pulled over last month with my bike on my rear mounted bike rack. I know my bike obstructs the view of my plate underneath my bike.

Anyway, I was pulled over for not having current stickers. When he radio'ed in my plate number, they told him my car was legit. (seems someone left her stickers in the glovebox) Nice officer actually put them on my plates for me and said have a nice day!

If he had wanted to, I guess he could have been a prick but he didn't care about my bike at all.

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Since they obscure your license plate, can they be legal?
Yes but it is only an issue if they make it one. I see a multitude of vehicles running the interstates with those hitch mounted cargo racks...plates obscured. I suspect you are only going to get a ticket for that if you get one for something else...like 90+ in a 65...

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