Q&A - Front Licence Plate Ticket
BC law that requires a front plate on most vehicles. To mount a front plate on my vehicle requires that I punch a hole in the bumper. To avoid doing that I had an exact replica of my plate created (size, colour, etc) as a decal/sticker and attached that to my bumper. It is 100% as visible and effective as the original plate -- I know that officers have commented on the front plate being easier for identification in some cases. In fact, the decal is even more effective than the original plate because it's easier to clean.
I just received a $109 ticket for failure to display the actual plate. Considering the extent to which I have gone to comply with the law, I think this is ridiculous. The ticket was issued by RCMP highway patrol near Summerland.
Is there any point in disputing this?
Will the court listen to logic or simply, like the officer, go with the most literal interpretation of the law?