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Sudden increase in off-center license plates

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EP32k2 wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 4:27 pm
It also depends on the car quite frankly. Tons of exotics ran sans front plate. My car isn't an exotic, I also don't have tinted windows or drive like an idiot.
It also helps that there are Quebec visitors and I suppose that the cops can't be bothered to look closer since luckily our plates are kinda similar from a distance.
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Messerschmitt wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 1:00 pm
Police in AB, SK, QC and maritimes must be going bankrupt with no front licence plate at all
I find SK rarely runs radar. AB has more, but still almost nothing in comparison to Ontario.
Radar detectors are also fully legal in SK, AB, and BC.

I have one. Theirs been times I've driven across SK. And not run into a single speed trap the whole distance of the TC. Other than obviously in Regina. Nice when I can fly down going 140 when I'm just trying to get back home.
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CanadaMaple wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 5:07 pm
I find SK rarely runs radar. AB has more, but still almost nothing in comparison to Ontario.
Radar detectors are also fully legal in SK, AB, and BC.

I have one. Theirs been times I've driven across SK. And not run into a single speed trap the whole distance of the TC. Other than obviously in Regina. Nice when I can fly down going 140 when I'm just trying to get back home.
Cops don't really use radar anymore, they use lidar instead. No way to detect those, or if you do it's often to late
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board123 wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 2:08 pm
Not sure if anyone else has noticed this trend, but based on my anecdotal evidence, there has been a recent surge in cars with off-center license plates. I see multiple offenders every day now.

This trend seriously needs to go away.
Multiple offenders? What the hell are you talking about???

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Messerschmitt wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 6:05 pm
Cops don't really use radar anymore, they use lidar instead. No way to detect those, or if you do it's often to late
Out on this side of the country it's still mostly KA band from what I've seen. Some LIDAR on the photo radars. But my detector knows where they are before I hit them due to GPS.

My detector *does* detect LIDAR. But once you've been caught by it, you have about 3 seconds to slow down. Not enough time in most situations.
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AV-Fishing wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 10:19 pm
Multiple offenders? What the hell are you talking about???

The Mitsubishi Lancer gives you two options ... either slap in the middle of your grill or off to the side ...

What's your problem?
Sounds like you have an off center plate.
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I vote to get rid of the front plates alltogether.
Those two front license plate bolts can do some extensive damage to a rear bumper; even by a simply love tap.
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Messerschmitt wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 6:05 pm
Cops don't really use radar anymore, they use lidar instead. No way to detect those, or if you do it's often to late
Nope.
"When your vehicle is hit with the laser of a LIDAR gun, a laser jammer detects the laser and sends out a laser with the same wavelength but higher intensity. This effectively confuses the LIDAR gun, resulting in an inaccurate speed or no speed at all."
http://www.toptenreviews.com/home/artic ... speed-gun/
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Pete_Coach wrote:
Jun 14th, 2017 12:52 pm
Nope.
"When your vehicle is hit with the laser of a LIDAR gun, a laser jammer detects the laser and sends out a laser with the same wavelength but higher intensity. This effectively confuses the LIDAR gun, resulting in an inaccurate speed or no speed at all."
http://www.toptenreviews.com/home/artic ... speed-gun/
Which is a slam dunked especially if the province was smart enough to ban the devices. Cops will still stop you, will find the jammer and now instead of a speeding ticket, you get a illegal device ticket or whatever it's called. Could be higher fine too, unless you were going 50km/h over which would be a car impoundment I believe
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Messerschmitt wrote:
Jun 14th, 2017 4:24 pm
Which is a slam dunked especially if the province was smart enough to ban the devices. Cops will still stop you, will find the jammer and now instead of a speeding ticket, you get a illegal device ticket or whatever it's called. Could be higher fine too, unless you were going 50km/h over which would be a car impoundment I believe
OK. Whatever you say.
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board123 wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 2:08 pm
Not sure if anyone else has noticed this trend, but based on my anecdotal evidence, there has been a recent surge in cars with off-center license plates. I see multiple offenders every day now.

This trend seriously needs to go away.
LOL you made my day, according to the traffic act as long as front license plate dipalyed there is no specific place where it has to be, again as long as it's mounted
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Off-center parking is what seriously needs to go away.
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board123 wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 2:18 pm
Why does it matter if holes get drilled into the bumper if the license plate gets mounted on the holes?

Sorry, but that's like saying you don't believe in tooth fillings because it requires the dentist to drill into your tooth first.
It matters when you move from a province that has license plates on the front bumper to one that doesn't. It's ugly as hell with the screw holes and the bumper's all damaged.
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angrydingo wrote:
Jun 14th, 2017 10:12 pm
It matters when you move from a province that has license plates on the front bumper to one that doesn't. It's ugly as hell with the screw holes and the bumper's all damaged.
Again with the "moving" theory. Why is it that everyone who does this move drives a Lancer/Impreza/Mazda 3/BMW 3-series? How come Camry and Accord drivers don't ever move to other provinces?
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board123 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2017 11:04 pm
Again with the "moving" theory. Why is it that everyone who does this move drives a Lancer/Impreza/Mazda 3/BMW 3-series? How come Camry and Accord drivers don't ever move to other provinces?
People who drive Camry/Corolla/Accords don't care what their car looks like. It's an appliance to them. On sporty cars people tend to care about the way their cars look more, as they've paid for some style. They want to look different from most other cars, so they buy nice wheels, move their plates, etc.
There's also a cooling benefit to not blocking the radiator on some cars, especially if they've been tuned with an intercooler in front.

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