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No its the law, the plate has to be fully uncovered, he just used that as a scapegoat for...

 

If I might ask, how old are you? Police often do this to younger drivers at night, it never happened to me, but younger, it did to alot of my buddies, it was very common back then in Montreal.

 

They just want to check if you are legit, if its your car and not joy riding, etc etc.

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Got this as a ticket when I was in car modding. I had a clear plastic cover over the plate, not dark, simply clear, and the SQ pulled me over on the 13 in St-Laurent and smack me with a ticket wich I got by mail only, he didn't write it on the spot but warned me I would get it.

 

Like Malek said, it's often a scapegoat for making sure they don't have nothing else. although I was 28 at the time, so not a young pup behind the wheel.

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No its the law, the plate has to be fully uncovered, he just used that as a scapegoat for...

 

If I might ask, how old are you? Police often do this to younger drivers at night, it never happened to me, but younger, it did to alot of my buddies, it was very common back then in Montreal.

 

They just want to check if you are legit, if its your car and not joy riding, etc etc.

I'm 21. I did not know about that license plate law. I guess now I do. At least I didn't get ticketed! This law must only be applicable here right? Otherwise the Support our Troops people wouldn't be selling these license plate covers.

 

Got this as a ticket when I was in car modding. I had a clear plastic cover over the plate, not dark, simply clear, and the SQ pulled me over on the 13 in St-Laurent and smack me with a ticket wich I got by mail only, he didn't write it on the spot but warned me I would get it.

 

Like Malek said, it's often a scapegoat for making sure they don't have nothing else. although I was 28 at the time, so not a young pup behind the wheel.

 

Ticketing you for a clear license plate cover is harsh. I guess they didn't meet their quota yet that day (or simply did not like modded cars!)

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Ticketing you for a clear license plate cover is harsh. I guess they didn't meet their quota yet that day (or simply did not like modded cars!)

 

Ever since they installed the red light cameras and the speed cameras in Quebec there has been a law that you are not allowed to cover the license plate in any way. The clear cover, saran wrap, mythbusters' style prisms, are all illegal. To pull you over for simply that is probably them trying to fill a quota, but it's still against the law (I think it's stupid)

 

I was also warned by a cop giving me a speeding ticket that my moms Mary Kay cover was covering the "Je me souviens" and that I had to take it off.

 

PS. Thanks for supporting our troops:thumbsup:

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I went over to my aunts on the weekend for brunch and one of my uncles is like you need to clean your license plate or your going to get a big ass fine. Went outside with windex to clean the license plate.

 

Its time for them to add RFID to the license plate. If ever they can't see the plate they can still access the chip or if a stolen car or plate passes gives them a heads up. Probably will never happen.

 

Funny thing is back in the 90s my dad got stopped for having an old fashion license plate in front of the car, which doesn't make any sense, but this is Quebec we have weird laws.

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I was driving down Churchill Blvd. in Greenfield Park this evening. I was obeying all the rules of the road, I was driving the speed limit, making full stops, etc. Suddenly, I see flashing lights in my rearview mirror. I pull over, and the cops pull up behind me.

 

2 cops get out of the car, and ask me if it was my car. I told them that it was my father's. They then say: "this looks like a brand new car", very suspiciously. I told them it was a 9 year old car (its a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu). "Very clean" they replied. My old man is a stickler for a clean car. He takes it to the car wash fairly often, and had cleaned the inside this past weekend. They looked all through it with flashlights.

 

They then told me that my license plate cover covered part of the "Québec" on the license plate, and that is apparently an infraction. I felt like asking them if it was a crime to support the troops. I didn't of course.

 

They gave me a warning to have it removed in 48 hours... I guess I'll have to buy the magnet then. This kind of felt a little bit like police harassment though (I'm not the type to complain about the cops doing their job, but this is a little ridiculous)...

 

 

Whenever something like this happens, you remain polite, and at the end you ask for the officers name and badge number and you tell him that you intend to make a complaint...most of the time, you don't even have to tell him you,ll make a complaint. Just the fact that you asked for his name and badge number is obvious enough!

 

On a different note, I have found that if you are nice and polite with the cop who pulls you over, and you admit your fault, there's a good chance he won't give you a ticket. Of if he does, he'll give you a lower fine.

 

I got pulled over last week. I turned on a red light at the intersection of University adn René-Lévesque. The cup pulled me over. I told him that he caught me and he was right. Instead of giving me a 150$ ticket with 3 demerit points, he gave me an 85$ with NO points!

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