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Old 02-02-2009, 02:54 PM   #1
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just wondering if anyone knew what the laws are as far as placement, tucking, cutting our beautiful bc plates..
i searched to no avail
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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pretty sure, they must be visible from the front, so where on the car is ok, but usually somewhere on the front bumper, and I don't think you can modify them at all.

Search it up on ICBC's site they should have the info you need.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:55 PM   #3
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Illegal to not have it on, ticket is just over 100 bucks. It has to say Beautiful British Columbia on it, but I folded the bottom under when I had it one.

For what its worth, in Kelowna, you can get away with not having it on. I got one ticket for not having it last year. I like to call it the dope tax.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #4
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FWIW, having it in your dash is a bigger fine than not having it at all.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:02 PM   #5
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to add you cant have plastic covers, and you cant have a fancy frame that obscures beautiful british columbia

cant be cut or slanted or anything

i got a ticket for having mine slanted but i just call that "the richmond tax"
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:04 PM   #6
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FWIW, having it in your dash is a bigger fine than not having it at all.
Back in the original civic ricer days I was in my friend's car and he got slapped with a ticket because if its on your dash, it can fly out and decapitate someone...in the exact words of the officer.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:04 PM   #7
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I find around here, I see a cop at least everyday driving around. In Kelowna, your lucky to see one once a week.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:11 PM   #8
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:22 PM   #9
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Back in the original civic ricer days I was in my friend's car and he got slapped with a ticket because if its on your dash, it can fly out and decapitate someone...in the exact words of the officer.
thats ridiculous. in an accident the plate is going to be forced forwards, not backwards.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:23 PM   #10
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thats ridiculous. in an accident the plate is going to be forced forwards, not backwards.
Tell that to the judge mister!
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:29 PM   #11
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Attachment of number plates

3.011 Number plates issued for a vehicle under the Commercial Transport Act or Motor Vehicle Act must be attached

(a) one plate to the front and one plate to the rear of the vehicle, if 2 number plates are issued for a vehicle, and
(b) to the rear of the vehicle, if a single number plate is issued for a vehicle.

[en. B.C. Reg. 279/2006.]


Number plates in horizontal position

3.02 A number plate shall at all times be securely fastened in a horizontal position to the vehicle for which it is issued.

Plates to be unobstructed

3.03 A number plate must be kept entirely unobstructed and free from dirt or foreign material, so that the numbers and letters on it may be plainly seen and read at all times and so that the numbers and letters may be accurately photographed using a speed monitoring device or traffic light safety device prescribed under section 83.1 of the Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 185/96, s. 1; am. B.C. Reg. 215/99, App. 1, s. 1.]


Not about license plates but interesting anyways

Hours prescribed for lighted lamps




4.01 A person who drives or operates a vehicle on a highway must illuminate the lamps required by this Division

(a) from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise, and

(b) at any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavourable atmospheric conditions, objects on the highway are not clearly
discernible at a distance of 150 m.

[en. B.C. Reg. 476/98, s. 2.]


Daytime running lamps

4.08 A motor vehicle may be equipped with daytime running lamps, mounted on the front of the vehicleat a height of not less than 30 cm and not more than 2.11 m, that comply with the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada).

[en. B.C. Reg. 476/98, s. 2.]
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:18 PM   #12
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thats ridiculous. in an accident the plate is going to be forced forwards, not backwards.

Exactly... he meant that it would fly out and kill a bystander.
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:37 PM   #13
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thats ridiculous. in an accident the plate is going to be forced forwards, not backwards.
What happens if you roll?
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:48 PM   #14
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thats ridiculous. in an accident the plate is going to be forced forwards, not backwards.
So your telling me it still goes forward when you get rear ended at a red light ? . . .

The officer was correct in his / her statement even if it was a little far fetched
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:52 PM   #15
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thats ridiculous. in an accident the plate is going to be forced forwards, not backwards.
That's not necessarily true. I got rear ended and found my performance meter in the back seat, and it was Velcro'd on there pretty good. I thought.
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:52 PM   #16
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What happens if you roll?
Catch it with your teeth.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:10 PM   #17
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So your telling me it still goes forward when you get rear ended at a red light ? . . .

The officer was correct in his / her statement even if it was a little far fetched
if you get rear ended hard enough for the license plate to come out, youve got bigger problems.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:31 PM   #18
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Catch it with your teeth.

Seems simple enough.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:08 PM   #19
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I've driven the last 5 years here in BC with no front plate. Zero problems. It was in a blue WRX too, hah.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:32 PM   #20
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Everytime I visit the parents in BC I always get atleast one cop that does a 180 and pulls me over. Not until I'm on the side of the road he notices the Alberta plates.
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Everytime I visit the parents in BC I always get atleast one cop that does a 180 and pulls me over. Not until I'm on the side of the road he notices the Alberta plates.
but as much as that may be annoying, I would think it would be priceless for him to be like, um do you know .... oh .... Alberta .... have a nice day sir.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:51 PM   #22
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Everytime I visit the parents in BC I always get atleast one cop that does a 180 and pulls me over. Not until I'm on the side of the road he notices the Alberta plates.
wheres this? in the okanagan we're pretty used to the bertans


and ryan your right ive lived i kelowna almost a year now, and i find its very rare to see a cop at all.
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Everytime I visit the parents in BC I always get atleast one cop that does a 180 and pulls me over. Not until I'm on the side of the road he notices the Alberta plates.
wheres this? in the okanagan we're pretty used to the bertans


and ryan your right ive lived i kelowna almost a year now, and i find its very rare to see a cop at all.
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hahahah, really man?

sorry for double post btw
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