As a Michigander with a license plate, it’s important to know the rules and regulations that are set in place about license plates. For the most part, it’s a pretty simple procedure: you get a new registration that comes with a sticker and you put the sticker in the proper place on the license plate. Easy enough, right?

For some people over the years that procedure has been a little bit difficult and has led to the creation of certain policies that could get you ticketed for improperly securing and altering your license plate.

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Obviously, if you have something like a truck tractor or a road tractor the laws for your license plate will be much different than that of a motorcycle or a normal motor vehicle. Below are some of the ways that you can get hit with a ticket or a citation pertaining to your cars registration plate.

This all comes from Michigan’s legislature, and you can take a look at the entire Michigan vehicle code description on their website:

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Putting Your Plate on The Front

Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and subsection, a registration plate issued for a vehicle shall be attached to the rear of the vehicle. A registration plate issued for a truck tractor or road tractor shall be attached to the front of the vehicle.

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Putting Your Plate On Vertically

A registration plate shall at all times be securely fastened in a horizontal position to the vehicle for which the plate is issued so as to prevent the plate from swinging.

 

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Altering Your Plate Letters The Same Color As Your Plate

A registration plate or an expiration tab on the registration plate shall be of a different color designated by the secretary of state with a marked contrast between the color of the registration plate and the numerals or letters on the plate.

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Altering Your Plate Numbers/Letters

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Covering Up Your Plate Info

A person shall not operate a motor vehicle that has a name plate, insignia, or advertising device attached to a registration plate in a manner that obscures or partially obscures the registration information.

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