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Avoid Getting Pulled Over with New Kuat Piston Pro X License Plate Mount

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Anecdotally, it seems fairly unlikely that you’ll get pulled over if the bikes on your bike rack obscure your license plate. Technically though, many states have laws on the books that make it illegal for any object to even partially cover your plate – so if the police were looking for a reason to pull you over, they could.

For those that would rather avoid any potential hassle with the law, Kuat just introduced the newest accessory for the awesome Piston Pro X. Their new License Plate Mount is just that: a place to mount an external license plate to the end of your bike rack.

Designed to mount under the end cap, installation is striaght forward and the mount pivots so the plate is visible when the rack is up or down.

Machined from billet aluminum, the adapter is black anodized to match the rack, and it will sell for $49. License Plate Mounts will begin shipping in May, 2023.

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luddite
luddite
1 year ago

In BC at least the license plate needs to be illuminated as well, so this won’t stop you getting a ticket. Ask me how I know.

Bart
Bart
1 year ago

We have been pulled over in Colorado with 4 bikes on the back for not being able to see our plate. Interestingly, the cop didn’t even give us a warning though.

gremlin
gremlin
1 year ago

In Washington state it’s specifically not illegal section 4ii of this shows it: RCW 46.16A.200: License plates. (wa.gov). OneUp has had this for their racks for years though.

Fake Namerton
Fake Namerton
1 year ago

No plate visibility is a benefit not a bug. Helps avoid getting grifted by the tyrants who set up speed cameras which give tickets for ridiculously low speeds over the limit (2-5mph in my state).

Marc
Marc
1 year ago
Reply to  Fake Namerton

Lol yeah this probably saved me for years on my GTI, 1upUSA rack folded up (no bikes) completely obstructs the plate on a GTI, only have been mentioned twice by police in 7 yrs..

Chris I
Chris I
1 year ago
Reply to  Fake Namerton

Holy sh*t, where do you live?!?
I’ve never heard of speed enforcement and ticketing exclusively through speed cameras.

Johnny Law
Johnny Law
1 year ago

I have one of the 2×2 motorcycle bike carriers. A police officer mentioned the plate once, but he also was super excited by my bike on a motorcycle.

Chuck
Chuck
1 year ago

I got pulled over, the cop let me off with a warning. He said it needs to have lights on the plate for nighttime driving if mounted on the rack.

Rick
Rick
8 months ago
Reply to  Zach Overholt

The red tail lights on the rack will definitely not light up the plate. Wrong color. Wrong location. Not bright enough.

Fraser C.
Fraser C.
1 year ago

As a vulnerable road user I would welcome a cop to pull me over for a hard to read license plate. Then I could ask him why he does near zero to address many dangerous and distracted driving practices while spending time on trivial stuff like license plate visibility.

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