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    Garconis is offline Junior Member
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    No Distinctive Plate/Insecure/Dirty

    I live in NY state, and just recieved a ticket for "No Distinctive Plate/Insecure/Dirty". We require front license plates here, and mine was on the dashboard (clearly visible from the outside).

    Anyways, does anyone know how much this ticket will set me back, and how many points it might add to my license?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garconis
    I live in NY state, and just recieved a ticket for "No Distinctive Plate/Insecure/Dirty". We require front license plates here, and mine was on the dashboard (clearly visible from the outside).

    Anyways, does anyone know how much this ticket will set me back, and how many points it might add to my license?
    That's s.402 of the VTL:
    402. Distinctive number; form of number plates; trailers.
    1. No person shall operate, drive or park a motor vehicle on the public
    highways of this state unless such vehicle shall have a distinctive
    number assigned to it by the commissioner and a set of number plates
    issued by the commissioner with a number and other identification matter
    if any, corresponding to that of the certificate of registration
    conspicuously displayed, one on the front and one on the rear of such
    vehicle, each securely fastened so as to prevent the same from swinging
    and placed, whenever reasonably possible, not higher than forty-eight
    inches and not lower than twelve inches from the ground...
    Offically, the ticket can range from $25 to $200, but I believe it's a $55 ticket in NYC, with no points (not a moving violation).
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    Quote Originally Posted by You Are Guilty
    That's s.402 of the VTL:


    Offically, the ticket can range from $25 to $200, but I believe it's a $55 ticket in NYC, with no points (not a moving violation).
    Thanks. Any chance of telling me where you got that info?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garconis
    Thanks. Any chance of telling me where you got that info?
    The range is straight from the statute (402). You can probably confirm the lack of points from the DMV website, but equipment violations ("fix-it" tickets) and red light camera tickets are non-point violations.

    The guesstimate of the actual cost is based on what I paid about 5-6 years ago when I got a similar ticket for having a plastic cover on my front plate
    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquility
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    The cops are getting nasty about this because dopers and such like to muddy up their tags so the cops can't read them.
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    As was posted previously, in NYC it's $55. It may be higher in some of the smaller municipalities. There are no points associated with this violation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qcxlvr1
    As was posted previously, in NYC it's $55. It may be higher in some of the smaller municipalities. There are no points associated with this violation.
    Alright, sweet, that's good news. How come he just didn't tell me to fix it then? He just gave me a ticket and told me what to do. On the NY DMV site it says 2 points for all other moving violations. Are you guys sure this isn't a moving violation? I'm just curious as to why he didn't tell me to just fix it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garconis
    I'm just curious as to why he didn't tell me to just fix it...
    Probably because most people choose NOT to affix their plates properly even when told to do so. A broken light - people fix. Cracked windshields and license plates they don't tend to deal with. So, very often a little incentive is necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garconis
    Alright, sweet, that's good news. How come he just didn't tell me to fix it then? He just gave me a ticket and told me what to do. On the NY DMV site it says 2 points for all other moving violations. Are you guys sure this isn't a moving violation? I'm just curious as to why he didn't tell me to just fix it...
    Perhaps the officer needed some activity. Perhaps the municipality needs the money; who knows. What department was the guy from?

    This isn't really classified as a moving violation, there are no points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qcxlvr1
    Perhaps the officer needed some activity. Perhaps the municipality needs the money; who knows. What department was the guy from?

    This isn't really classified as a moving violation, there are no points.
    State Trooper I believe. They were doing road checks (checking registration). I had a feeling something was going to be said about my license plate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garconis
    State Trooper I believe. They were doing road checks (checking registration). I had a feeling something was going to be said about my license plate.
    Well, they aren't known for giving out breaks to people. You can call the court on the face of the ticket to confirm there are no points associated, however, I know that there are not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qcxlvr1
    Well, they aren't known for giving out breaks to people. You can call the court on the face of the ticket to confirm there are no points associated, however, I know that there are not.
    Sniff, sniff... no one ever believes me
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    Quote Originally Posted by CdwJava
    Probably because most people choose NOT to affix their plates properly even when told to do so.
    Probably because some senior moment judges have FORGOTTEN to affix their plates properly even when told to do so.

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