Port Saint Lucie, FL asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida

Q: Where can I find the Florida law regarding what is allowed to be displayed on the front bumper of a vehicle?

I have my old vanity plate from New Mexico that I would like to display on the front bumper of my car here in Florida. I've been told that this is legal as long as it is not currently registered, however, an ex-police officer I know said he would pull me over. If the old plate is legal to put on the front of my car, I would like to find the law on this so I can print it out and keep in my glovebox just in case I have any problems. Thanks!

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Florida Statute 316.605 Licensing of vehicles.— provides that:

"(1) Every vehicle, ... shall be licensed ... and shall,... display the license plate or both of the license plates assigned to it by the state, ... . Nothing shall be placed upon the face of a Florida plate except as permitted by law or by rule or regulation of a governmental agency. No license plates other than those furnished by the state shall be used. ...".

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