There's a law on the books that you can not obstruct the view of your license plates. You are not allowed to put a tinted plastic cover over the plate. It's a $250 to $450 fine.GetAway, ask a local leo what would be the ruling. Show him a photo so he understands your concern. I already had mine mounted when I asked a state cop about it. He said he didn't see any problem and would be surprised if I ever got stopped. How many times do you see an SUV using these racks? And how well can you see a pick-up's plate when its pulling a boat or camping trailer. If the cops are gonna stop you, they will have to stop all the others.
Fossil, has it really been 5 years since you bought that?
If the leo wanted to he could ticket that suv that has the plate covered. If you're towing a boat you had better have that trailer's tag up to date. As long as they can see a plate you're good to go.
Here's another law.. If you have fog/driving lights, you must shut them off when a vehicle approaching you is 500 feet from you no matter if it is foggy or raining/snowing. I use to work the grave yard shift and I would travel 36 miles to work and 36 miles from work. Half of these miles were on country roads. Farm land and city streets. The other half was freeway. Ask me how I know about the fog/driving lights and having a tinted plastic cover over my front plate on a smart car.
Come to OreYGun, drive around the Portland area. Bring your wallet!!