Originally Posted by avanti
Sorry to tell you this but section 5201 (a) and (c) of the California Vehicle Code clearly says that licence plates must not be obscured.
My guess is that this law has to do with the electronic plate readers installed on toll roads and bridges, police cars, and traffic lights.
I called my insurance guy
Insurance companies can find you liable if you get rear ended with a hitch rack on. obstructing brake lights and turn signals.
So will Yakima and thule be offering the trailer light kit and plate hanger soon?
I see safety issues sure.
But if a cop went to any of the mtn bike trail-heads here in socal they could wright up 4 of every 10 vehicles there.
Not one bike shop I have called can answer and Rack N Road too.
Nothing in the Thule manual about this
for the literal readers and posters here I am not looking to justify anything.
If it is a vehicle code issue and a safety issue then shops and the mfg should know about this right? Does a consumer have a right to assume the product is too code?