That is exactly what I was saying ... the inspection stick goes inside on the windshield. WV does the say. The stickers on the plates are used to show expired plates, not expired inspection.Originally posted by: monogodo
I disagree. Every state has their reasons for doing what they do. In Texas, for example, we don't have registration stickers on our plates anymore. We now have a decal that goes inside on the windshield, just above where our state inspection sticker goes (lower corner, driver's side). The reasoning behind it is that it's much more difficult to steal someone's registration sticker if it's inside of a locked car. It really only stops the casual thief. The only issue I ever had with the registration sticker being in the window was within the first few years they did it, and a Wisconsin State Trooper wasn't aware that Texas had done away with the plate stickers.
As for front plates, I've heard that it's so cops can see the plate of an oncoming car, or of a car that's behind them (because very few people will pass a cop). I didn't have a front plate on my Cougar, or on the BMW I had prior to the Cougar. The BMW was purchased used, and the previous owner kept the front plate. The Cougar didn't have the mounting bracket installed (because I took it out of the hatch and left it at home). I was never given any problems by the police whenever I was stopped.
Another goofy thing Texas does is, when you sell a car, the plates stay with the car. I remember that in Wisconsin, the plates stayed with the owner.
As for inspection stickers, different states test for different things in their inspections. If a state doesn't have any emissions issues, they shouldn't be required to test their residents' cars.
For the record, I dislike front plates, and hate that our New Beetle has one.
That's what I was thinking. That, and its ugly as [censored].Originally posted by: bensenvill
not just take away from the appearance of the car, they block airflow to the radiator.... that has to affect that pontiac considering how much of the grill it is blocking.