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Old 04-07-16, 01:09 PM
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Bike Rack vs License Plate

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Has anyone been pulled-over for having a bicycle block the license plate?
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Old 04-07-16, 01:11 PM
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I drove around with our trunk rack on for months in multiple states. Some of the plate numbers were covered up, but it wasn't completely covered. Never got stopped, or had a ticket left on my windshield in a parking lot or anything.
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Yes. I was pulled over in my neighborhood about 4 weeks ago and given a written warning. I looked online and it looks like it is legal to have a properly installed bike rack or trailer hitch blocking your license plate in Texas. Of course, that is in court... not in a dispute with an officer of the law.
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Yes. I was pulled over in my neighborhood about 4 weeks ago and given a written warning. I looked online and it looks like it is legal to have a properly installed bike rack or trailer hitch blocking your license plate in Texas. Of course, that is in court... not in a dispute with an officer of the law.
@68venable : would it be possible to provide a link regarding the information above? I'd like to print it and keep it in the car.

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Following up on my question above:

Link: TRANSPORTATION CODE CHAPTER 504. LICENSE PLATES

The actual statute is from:

TRANSPORTATION CODE

TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
SUBTITLE A. CERTIFICATES OF TITLE AND REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 504. LICENSE PLATES

Section 504.945

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Thats the one!! Sorry, I tried to find it one night, didnt, and then forgot.
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No problem, thanks for trying. It took me a while searching, I found a forum IIRR in San Antonio that had the link.

Now I have to practice breaking the news politely to the PO if he stops me for this, so he doesn't go fishing for another violation.
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It's best not to argue that on the road side as you will lose almost everytime. Best to argue it in court.
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Yes. I was pulled over in my neighborhood about 4 weeks ago and given a written warning. I looked online and it looks like it is legal to have a properly installed bike rack or trailer hitch blocking your license plate in Texas. Of course, that is in court... not in a dispute with an officer of the law.
The road pirates will use any excuse they can to extort our hard earned money.
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Gerryinhouston- thank you for posting this. Has been printed and placed in my vehicle.
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This is good news for drivers who don't like to pay tolls.
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Thank you for posting this information
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