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Got the card the other day to go get my permanent registration (plates).
I have already plugged the FOUR holes put in the front bumper cover!

Why did someone feel the need to have FOUR holes to mount a front plate?
Shorter screws in the factory plate mount would have fixed that.

In Colorado we keep our plates so I had time to make a front plate holder....






I hope the local Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) are happy with it, I am so....






Photos taken from about ten feet in front of vehicle, seems visible enough to me.
Front plates are a waste of money and resources anyway.
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Looks like it is angled down a fair amount. Different LEOs may view it differently as far as meeting requirements....As for the need for front plates, there are very valid reasons.....Examples below....

School bus drivers use it to note cars that illegally pass buses loading and unloading students; surveillance cameras catch the front plate in convenience store robberies, gas drive-offs and other crimes; the reflective plate catches the eye of drivers to see cars that have gone off the road; and the front plate provides a second look for cops or witnesses trying to identify getaway cars, drunken drivers, hit-and-skip vehicles or others.

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Looks like it is angled down a fair amount. Different LEOs may view it differently as far as meeting requirements....As for the need for front plates, there are very valid reasons.....Examples below....

School bus drivers use it to note cars that illegally pass buses loading and unloading students; surveillance cameras catch the front plate in convenience store robberies, gas drive-offs and other crimes; the reflective plate catches the eye of drivers to see cars that have gone off the road; and the front plate provides a second look for cops or witnesses trying to identify getaway cars, drunken drivers, hit-and-skip vehicles or others.
All valid reasons, but still ugly on most vehicles

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I hope the local Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) are happy with it
I came up with a tow hook option if you get harassed.
https://www.hyundai-forums.com/dm-20...ate-mount.html

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In Colorado, law states bottom of the plate must be a minimum of 12" off the ground.
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I came up with a tow hook option if you get harassed.
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Hopefully won't need that!




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In Colorado, law states bottom of the plate must be a minimum of 12" off the ground.

Well I am about 4" shy of that!

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I remember back in the 70's, I used to do safety inspections at the Air Force Academy, every VW beetle was eligible to fail the safety check. They're front plate mounted in the factory position was 11 1/2" off the ground. We never failed anyone for that.
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I remember back in the 70's, I used to do safety inspections at the Air Force Academy, every VW beetle was eligible to fail the safety check. They're front plate mounted in the factory position was 11 1/2" off the ground. We never failed anyone for that.
And look at ANY modern Vette "that actually has a front plate"
good luck getting 12", and how do MOST of them get away without
a front plate? I have been paying attention now!

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