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Old 12-27-2011, 03:09 PM
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Default What's md. Law on rear tinted license plates

Anyone know maryland's law on tinted license plates . I have a frame on my rear plate and it is tinted somewhat and I want to know the law on it. Thanks
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I would guess as long as the numbers and registration stickers are still visible your okay.

Most states say those frames that cover the stickers up are illegal.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:55 PM
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I got pulled over once for mine. The cop was a total D bag so I left it on. Other wise I haven't had any other issues with it..
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Anyone know maryland's law on tinted license plates . I have a frame on my rear plate and it is tinted somewhat and I want to know the law on it. Thanks
IIRC must be able to be read at 300' while vehicle in operation.
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as long as they can read it, your fine
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:47 PM
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My stickers show and the lens is a little smoked I see my tag fine, personally, even walked back to the hood of my Moms car behind my truck and could see the numbers
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i have one, since may no problems
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:07 PM
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I didn't find anything dictating specifics on obstruction. Just that it must be displayed. However, there must be something. If it is rendered obstructed, I can assure you that you'll be stopped and cited for it somehow. The tinted thing is PROBABLY ok as long as you can read it from a reasonable distance.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:51 AM
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Illegal in MD as it is here in MN. Even if it is clear.
Here is a link to MD law. See page 2 of the link for specifics on covers.
http://mlis.state.md.us/asp/web_statutes.asp?gtr&13-411

Can't even sell them in MD.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:58 PM
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i bought mine at autozone, in DE. where i am temporarily staying, since yes, i do originally live in MD. ( trucks tagged in MD.) I may just have to end up taking it off, though i like it a lot, even have a friend who has it on his plate, and he is from MD. i will ask him if he ahs ever been pulled over...
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:20 PM
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i bought mine at autozone, in DE. where i am temporarily staying, since yes, i do originally live in MD. ( trucks tagged in MD.) I may just have to end up taking it off, though i like it a lot, even have a friend who has it on his plate, and he is from MD. i will ask him if he ahs ever been pulled over...
Don't freak, wait until told to remove it. It's easier to apologize than to ask permission.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:11 PM
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So, keep it on, and see if i get pulled over, and if i do, just apologize..I mean, i may not get pulled over
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:59 PM
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So, keep it on, and see if i get pulled over, and if i do, just apologize..I mean, i may not get pulled over
As long as you get a nice trooper that gives you a warning and not a ticket or anything lol
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:39 PM
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Default Re: What's md. Law on rear tinted license plates

And you or your passengers dont have anything else in the truck or on your person that you wouldn't want the police to find... These covers are sometimes just a reason for the police to stop you if they are curious about anything else...
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Default Re: What's md. Law on rear tinted license plates

Maryland State Troopers, the biggest dbags you'll find just about anywhere. My buddy got pulled over in his jetta, (not a ranger, unfortunately :P) he got a pretty hefty fine because it was his second time being pulled over for it, but as far as I know there is a certain grade in which you can have it tinted but I'm not sure what it is.
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