US Lawmakers inadvertently allow driving with no licence plate

A reorganisation of motor vehicle statutes in Texas, USA, inadvertently removed a line stating that…

if a vehicle is found to be without a licence plate then “An offense under this section is a misdemeanour punishable by a fine not to exceed $200.” This makes it unclear to law enforcement as to whether they can impose a fine for not displaying a licence plate. This remains in force until a review in January 2013 unless they choose to review it earlier.

Note that in the UK it is still an offence not to display a number plate, punishable by a fine of up to £1,000.

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