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     Idaho Statutes

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49-428.  Display of plate and stickers. (1) License plates assigned to a motor vehicle shall be attached, one (1) in the front and the other in the rear, with the exception of the following:
(a)  The license plate assigned to a motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, utility type vehicle, motorbike or semitrailer and the license plate assigned to a motor vehicle operated by a manufacturer, repossession agent or dealer shall be attached to the rear.
(b)  Vehicles displaying year of manufacture, old timer, classic car, street rod, or custom vehicle license plates shall be allowed to display one (1) plate attached to the rear of the vehicle.
(c)  The license plate attached to a tractor shall be attached to the front.
(d)  The wrecker plate shall be displayed on the vehicle being towed in such a manner as to be visible when the vehicle being towed is approached from the rear.
License plates shall be displayed during the current registration year. The annual registration sticker for the current registration year shall be displayed on each license plate, except for trailers, semitrailers, and commercial vehicles over twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds under the provisions of sections 49-434 and 49-435, Idaho Code. For the purposes of this title, the license plates together with the registration stickers shall be considered as license plates for the year designated on the registration sticker. For purposes of this chapter, a validation sticker issued to the operator of an all-terrain vehicle, utility type vehicle, or motorbike under the provisions of sections 67-7122 and 67-7124, Idaho Code, shall be considered the registration sticker.
(2)  Every license plate shall at all times be securely fastened to the vehicle to which it is assigned to prevent the plate from swinging, be at a height not less than twelve (12) inches from the ground, measuring from the bottom of the plate, be in a place and position to be clearly visible, and be maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible, and all registration stickers shall be securely attached to the license plates and shall be displayed as provided in section 49-443(4), Idaho Code.

[49-428, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 90, p. 621; am. 1990, ch. 391, sec. 3, p. 1095; am. 1992, ch. 35, sec. 18, p. 121; am. 1998, ch. 392, sec. 9, p. 1211; am. 2008, ch. 409, sec. 5, p. 1132; am. 2009, ch. 287, sec. 2, p. 862; am. 2020, ch. 125, sec. 4, p. 386; am. 2021, ch. 149, sec. 28, p. 420; am. 2021, ch. 200, sec. 2, p. 550.]

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