license plates and driving history

I like where my license plate sits on my cb650. See if you can find it in the above pic.

Yea… it’s sort of hidden, but it’s also sort of visible from certain angles.

I’ve ridden in front of so many cops through the city for years, and no one has ever given me a problem about the plate placement until yesterday. Some robo-cop dude pulled me over for the license plate not being visible enough. He ended up not giving me a ticket because I played dumb and told him I bought the bike like this and thought it was fine etc…

But, turns out my license expired a week ago. So he was giving me shit about that.

Long story short… I went on PennDOT website this morning to renew my license, and saw this new little button that said “Purchase a record of your driving history”… for $5.

I don’t know about you, but I was a dickhead when I was younger and got a bunch of tickets and suspensions and stuff.

I forget how many times I’ve been pulled over or lost my license, so I got a damn good laugh when I downloaded this. It reads: suspension / suspension / suspension / suspension … ha

It’s funny now because I’ve grown up a bit and have no points on my license and things are all good. But it was a nice reminder of my youth.

No DUI’s. The alcohol related thing was a underage drinking thing at a house party Kevin had when we were 20 and the cops came.

Check out my record

And if you want a copy of your own…
– Log into PennDOT
– click on “renew your driver license”
– then “purchase a copy of your driving history”
– choose “full history”

One thing that is interesting, is that mine seems to start in 2001, and I know for a fact I got at least a dozen speeding tickets before then. Maybe they got wiped away once I turned 18? Do you know Brian? And from what I can remember a few things are missing… like when the lady rear-ended me on my cb650 in 2009 and the cops came.

7 responses to “license plates and driving history”

  1. Adam says:

    …and that’s just your driving history. It’d be funny see everything especially from years of riding bmx and getting in weird situations.

  2. Brian says:

    I’m not sure why your pre 2001 info is not on there. It is possible they wipe your record after you tun 18 or they may only retain your records for a certain number of years. Another possibility is that they have not digitized all of their records yet or never will. So there may still be a hardcopy of your pre 2001 info siting somewhere.
    As for your license plate. I’m not going to spend much time trying to convince you it is illegal. It is completely obvious that it is illegal and you know that. But as long as you like it there, cops generally let it go and you are willing to pay the fine when a cop finally does ticket you, just leave it alone.

    For anyone wondering about the law, here it is:

    (b) Obscuring plate.–It is unlawful to display on any vehicle a
    registration plate which:
    (1) is so dirty as to prevent the reading of the number or letters
    thereon at a reasonable distance;
    (2) is obscured in any manner which inhibits the proper operation of
    an automated red light enforcement system in place pursuant to section
    3116 (relating to automated red light enforcement systems in first
    class cities) or 3117 (relating to automated red light enforcement
    systems in certain municipalities); or
    (3) is otherwise illegible at a reasonable distance or is obscured in
    any manner.

    Section 3 obviously applies to Ed.

  3. Brian says:

    I meant to say Section 2 and 3 apply.

  4. ed says:

    yea… I like where my plate is. I think i’ll just have to deal with a ticket every once in a blue moon.

  5. Devyn says:

    When you need dah justice, get jah legal!

  6. the rican says:

    any of these in the s2000? j/jk

  7. David says:

    Is your license plate on the back of your battery?

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