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Old 02-15-2014, 7:40 AM
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Default ca license plate not legal in CT

Just got a call from my son stationed in CT. He received a citation from base police saying that his license is not legal in CT because it is not reflective . The car is a 64 ford fairlane with the original CA black and yellow plates. To avoid further problems he asked me to get New CA plates but this just doesn't sound right.
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Old 02-15-2014, 8:48 AM
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I would start by looking up the section he was cited for and research it.

Doesn't sound right on the surface, but I think I would research it before ordering plates. I'd want to keep the original plates on that car. Good luck.
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Old 02-15-2014, 9:16 AM
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That sounds like a bunch of crap. Bases always have a bunch of extra regulations, but I'm sure CT hasn't always had reflective plates either. Would they cite an old CT plated car? It would be a different story if the reflective finish was worn off a plate that was originally made as reflective.
You would think there would have to be some exemption in their regs for the old plates.
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Old 02-15-2014, 9:33 AM
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Those plates are classics. I have the original on my '62 and my '65 Fairlanes. Regardless, they are as issued in California and I don't believe that state can cite him over it.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:10 AM
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If it's a legal Cali plate, CT has no jurisdiction to cite it for their code. Plane and simple. The car is not registered there and he is not a resident.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:18 AM
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You can even replate your old car in CA to the black and yellow ones. 100% legit - have him download the CA DMV code and make a copy of the section that deals with plates to keep in the car.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:21 AM
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base police have nothing better to do
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:37 AM
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Well doing a little research he will need new plates due to being on base.
http://apps.militaryonesource.mil/MO...180.0.0.0.0,34

Registering Vehicles on Base

If you are operating a privately owned vehicle (POV), you must stop at the Vehicle Pass Office, Building 500 located at the Main Gate, prior to entering the base. Temporary vehicle passes are issued through the Vehicle Pass Office. Passes are mandatory! Any vehicle caught on base without authorization will be towed at the owner's expense.

The following items are needed to register your vehicle with the base:
•Your vehicle must be registered in your name or your spouse's name.
•You must produce a valid insurance card.
•You must have a valid operator's permit from the state your vehicle is registered in or from the State of CT.
•You must have a valid military ID.
•If your vehicle is ten years old or older, it must pass a safety and emissions inspection that meets CTs requirements.
•All vehicles are required to have the minimum of liability insurance.


I guess it will come to a safety issue
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BS. SP/MP needs to go back to school.

I would NOT remove original plates from a car,unless I was permanently moving out of State,then obviously it's required.

FYI, those plates (set) will sell for $100~300 here in Ca. depending on condition.

Edit: I had the 1970 Blue plates when I was stationed in SC. I had to do the State safety inspection, which was not a problem.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:12 AM
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So does CT have older cars and old plates that predate 3m reflective technology?
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:26 AM
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Well doing a little research he will need new plates due to being on base.

http://apps.militaryonesource.mil/MO...180.0.0.0.0,34



Registering Vehicles on Base



If you are operating a privately owned vehicle (POV), you must stop at the Vehicle Pass Office, Building 500 located at the Main Gate, prior to entering the base. Temporary vehicle passes are issued through the Vehicle Pass Office. Passes are mandatory! Any vehicle caught on base without authorization will be towed at the owner's expense.



The following items are needed to register your vehicle with the base:

•Your vehicle must be registered in your name or your spouse's name.

•You must produce a valid insurance card.

•You must have a valid operator's permit from the state your vehicle is registered in or from the State of CT.

•You must have a valid military ID.

•If your vehicle is ten years old or older, it must pass a safety and emissions inspection that meets CTs requirements.

•All vehicles are required to have the minimum of liability insurance.





I guess it will come to a safety issue

The ct safety inspection will not have a reflective plate requirement. Guaranteed. What If I buy a classic car. The paper temp plates they issue won't be reflective. The same plates I will have on the car when it gets it's safety and smog check.
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There is usually a caveat for paper plates. Most states make you surrender your plates after so many years and reissue you a new one with the same number due to the reflective material wearing off over the years.
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Well doing a little research he will need new plates due to being on base.
http://apps.militaryonesource.mil/MO...180.0.0.0.0,34

Registering Vehicles on Base

If you are operating a privately owned vehicle (POV), you must stop at the Vehicle Pass Office, Building 500 located at the Main Gate, prior to entering the base. Temporary vehicle passes are issued through the Vehicle Pass Office. Passes are mandatory! Any vehicle caught on base without authorization will be towed at the owner's expense.

The following items are needed to register your vehicle with the base:
•Your vehicle must be registered in your name or your spouse's name.
•You must produce a valid insurance card.
•You must have a valid operator's permit from the state your vehicle is registered in or from the State of CT.
•You must have a valid military ID.
•If your vehicle is ten years old or older, it must pass a safety and emissions inspection that meets CTs requirements.
•All vehicles are required to have the minimum of liability insurance.


I guess it will come to a safety issue
No. No. No. They do not have the authority to make you give up non-resident plates. I've spent time in CT at the submarine base. He can easily fight the ticket, show his registration, show he is non-resident. You walk in with a Cal license and plate, you are good to go!

You may need to pass a safety check, but a license plate is not one of those factors. It's things like: Lights, wipers, tires, etc. Hawaii is a pain in the *** about non-registration, but all you need is the safety check and then a non-resident reg.
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Old 02-16-2014, 9:20 AM
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Personally, I would like to know what the ticket says as far as section/statute cited under.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:33 AM
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Sounds like the MP did not know what he was talking about. That is not unusual either.
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No. No. No. They do not have the authority to make you give up non-resident plates. I've spent time in CT at the submarine base. He can easily fight the ticket, show his registration, show he is non-resident. You walk in with a Cal license and plate, you are good to go!

You may need to pass a safety check, but a license plate is not one of those factors. It's things like: Lights, wipers, tires, etc. Hawaii is a pain in the *** about non-registration, but all you need is the safety check and then a non-resident reg.
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