The car culture in Texas always pushes the boundaries. Guys into slab culture with swangas hang alongside guys that love loud trucks lifted to the sky.

We also have a segment of the car culture that doesn't even know it's participating. Certain luxury vehicle owners have their trademarks without even trying.

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Many of them have one thing in common. They like their car the way it came from the factory, and they will do anything, even illegal things, to keep those clean lines made by a luxury design brand.

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Having A Front License Plate In Texas Is Just Ugly And Cheap Looking

In Texas, the laws surrounding having front plates got blurry in 2012. According to KXAN a revision to the Texas Transportation Code removed the provision for penalizing vehicles without both plates.

That was amended in 2013, but has confused residents about which vehicles are exempt from front license plates since then. You don't have to have both plates if you drive the following:

  • Road Tractors
  • Motorcycles
  • Trailers
  • Semitrailers
  • Antique Vehicles
  • Former Military Vehicles

People Without Front Plates Are Just Willing To Pay The Fine

If they don't like how a front plate looks on their vehicle, some luxury car owners just don't put it on. They might get pulled over for not having it, but in a bigger city, the police generally don't have time to enforce such petty laws.

Small towns are the issue, but even then it's only a $200 fine.

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Every state bordering Texas has already done away with front plates. Should Texas do the same? Let us know in the comments.

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BEAUTIFUL: These Are the Best Scenic Drives in Texas

It's time to hit the road—Stacker compiled a list of the best scenic drives in Texas using data from Tripadvisor as of March 2024.

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5 Ways You Could Be Ticketed for Your License Plates in Texas

Avoid getting a ticket by law enforcement for your license plates by making sure you avoid these things.

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Top 10 Most Innapopriate Rejected Texas License Plates of '23

The Texas DMV allows you to construct a message using: letters, numbers, spaces, and symbols including hyphens, periods, hearts, stars, or the state silhouette. However the message is not allowed to be indecent, vulgar, or have derogatory content.

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