I found out the hard way about a little-known law involving license-plate frames that cover up the word “Florida” and got a $115 ticket.
I have a Florida Panther vanity plate, and the dealership where I purchased the car placed its advertising frame over my license, covering up the state’s name at the bottom of the plate. You would think the dealership would know better.
The police officer said that with a regular plate, “Florida” is in the middle of the plate at the top, but with the vanity plates it can be in different locations.
If it is covered up, there is no way to know what state the vehicle is from.
Denise Powell, Cooper City