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Old 03-04-2013, 07:12 PM   #23077
CAPEHORN 31
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Vertical Mounting of Florida Tags

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Originally Posted by Buzztail View Post
Acwells, Turn that plate horizontal lest you get a stout ticket in the sunshine state.
316.2085:
The license tag of a motorcycle or moped must be permanently affixed horizontally to the ground and may not be adjusted or capable of being flipped up.

This law says nothing about where the plate should be located, or how visible it should be. It only says that it has to be horizontal and permanently affixed, ie not a flip up license plate. this is a moving violation and carries a fine of $1,141 dollars. the third offense is a felony.

New Law

316.2085(3) Riding on motorcycles or mopeds.

The license tag of a motorcycle or moped must be permanently affixed to the vehicle and may not be adjusted or capable of being flipped up. No device for or method of concealing or obscuring the legibility of the license tag of a motorcycle shall be installed or used. The license tag of a motorcycle or moped may be affixed horizontally to the ground so that the numbers and letters read from left to right. Alternatively, a license tag for a motorcycle or moped for which the numbers and letters read from top to bottom may be affixed perpendicularly to the ground, provided that the registered owner of the motorcycle or moped maintains a prepaid toll account in good standing and a transponder associated with the prepaid toll account is affixed to the motorcycle or moped.

In Simple Terms: You can have a Vertical License Plate on your motorcycle if you have a toll transponder affixed to the motorcycle and a pre-paid toll account in good standing.

Supposedly, the Toll Authority cameras have a problem reading Vertical License Plates. This and other future changes, which we will discuss at another time, prompted the D.O.T. to add language to the Statute.

This new law took effect on September 1, 2010
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