Article on green MA plates.

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We've got a green plate on Mrs. M1911's car. I'll rue the day when we have to turn it in and put a front plate on her car. [crying]
 

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“I just try to schmooze them until they accept it,’’ said Garvin, who works at Newton’s Elliot Street Sunoco, alongside Route 9.
Here's a hint Jerk, I mean Jack. STFU and mind your own business. If the plate passes don't try to encourage anyone.
 
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Why? Every car in Europe has a front plate.
Did you just hold socialist Europe up as a good example of something?

The reasons not to have a front plate include not ruining the looks of the car and not making it easier for cops to use LIDAR.
 

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I don't understand it either. I grew up in NY and as long as I can remember we had to have two plates. I guess it's a Mass thing, along with low number plates [rofl].
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia only require one plate. MA followed this trend in the 1980s, in part as a cost saving measure. Complaints from LE officials caused the state to change back to two plates in the early 1990s.
 
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Did you just hold socialist Europe up as a good example of something?

The reasons not to have a front plate include not ruining the looks of the car and not making it easier for cops to use LIDAR.
No, I'm just telling you the way it is.

I have lived in states where I have had it both ways. Frankly, I don't GAF. I have better things to worry about.

Oh, and if you have to ask, Germany is who WE should emulate when it comes to driving and driver licensing.
 
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You need a new hobby if you are so obsessed with how many license plates are on you car or what they look like.
 

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It such BS. Our state is bitching about costs with the dmv. Here is an idea!!! Go back to 1 plate and save the material on that second plate for every car in the state. That would be an unbelievable amount of money saved that could be used to make the registry a touch more efficient.
 

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Did you just hold socialist Europe up as a good example of something?

The reasons not to have a front plate include not ruining the looks of the car and not making it easier for cops to use LIDAR.
How does it make it easier to use LIDAR? It wont make any difference, just an fyi.
I dont see the problem, but then again ive got 2 plates and drive an suv so it doesnt look the least bit off.
 
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It such BS. Our state is bitching about costs with the dmv. Here is an idea!!! Go back to 1 plate and save the material on that second plate for every car in the state. That would be an unbelievable amount of money saved that could be used to make the registry a touch more efficient.
The problem there is that the cops want front plates for LIDAR targets, the new license plate scanners the cruisers have and toll evasion. So, no front plates would hurt their revenue stream.
 
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How does it make it easier to use LIDAR? It wont make any difference, just an fyi.
I dont see the problem, but then again ive got 2 plates and drive an suv so it doesnt look the least bit off.
They use it as a target. The retroreflective plate returns more of the laser than other surfaces on the car.
 
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I was failed (over a year ago now) for having a green plate at inspection time (thing was almost perfect). The station owner told me straight up that the State had been in to "re-train" and although legal (if meeting the published requirements) if they found out he was passing cars with green plates they'd be back and yank his inspection station status/license/whatever. I went to the RMV and I could file a complaint against the station that failed the plate (for a fee of course) and waste my time. So all I see is the State strong arming inspection stations to reject cars with green plates. It's just a revenue generator. Big pile o'crap.
 
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