Police Can Stop You If They Can’t Read Your License Plate – Says the Michigan Supreme Court

Check out the article in the Free Press today on a recent Michigan Supreme Court decision.images (5)  I see this more and more.  If the plate is obscured by a trailer hitch or whatever, it is legal for police to stop you and investigate further plus write you a ticket.  Same goes if your plate is so damaged it is unreadable.  You have an obligation to take it back to the Secretary of State and trade it in for a new one.

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Police can stop a vehicle if they can’t see license plate

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that motorists must attach plates in a place where it can be seen without obstruction.

Check out this story on Freep.com: http://on.freep.com/1MBjKoZ

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