I am wondering how I can check the law in my city? Just got a ticket in
NYC for plate cover and never heard of this before. I live in an adjacent
city and want to find out what the deal is. I'm driving my son's car and
asked him why he has it and he said he has no idea. I guess the dealer
must have put it on a couple of years ago. How's a body to know??
Any info would be appreciated.
I checked with the New York State Police for the answer to your question. Here is their response. It appears that the law is similar to Illinois':
"New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law section 402-b requires license
plates to be kept clean and in a condition to be easily readable, and
prohibits the covering of license plates with any plastic cover or other
artificial or synthetic material."