Hello, I drive a BMW M3 and have been pulled over multiple times for no reason given. My car is very bright blue and heavily modified; I'm guessing that's the reason? Anyways, I recieved a ticket today for no front plate. My car came with no bracket to attach a front license plate. I have always kept the plate on the passenger side just in case I got pulled over to explain this. Is it possible for my plate to be displayed inside of the car or does it have to be attached outside of the car? I have been looking for the details on this law to prevent me from drilling into my bumper. Can I affix it on my dash securely(bracket, nuts and bolts) or possibly mount it on my visor and have it always displayed? Thanks for you time.
625 ILCS 5/3-413(b) specifies that: "every registration plate shall at all times be securely fastened in a horizontal position to the vehicle for which it is issued so as to prevent the plate from swinging and at a height of not less than 5 inches from the ground, measuring from the bottom of such plate, in a place and position clearly visible and shall be maintained in a condition to be clearly legible, free of any materials that would obstruct the visibility of the plate" 625 ILCS 5/12-610.5 mandates that no glass, plastic or covers can be over the plate.
These regulations make any mounting of the plate inside the vehicle illegal. A plate must be affixed to the front and rear of the car. Your best bet may be to search for an aftermarket mounting bracket for your car that will allow it to mount to your bumper. Check the Internet or your local auto parts store. Good Luck and Thanks for writing.