Some state laws state that if there is no place to put the plate on the car (ie...stock camaro grill), that as long as you have it in the car with you, you're good. Well, <knocking on wood> I haven't been pulled over for a not having the front plate, but I'll show them that I actually have the plate and if they show me where the dimples are in the stock grill on my SS, I'll drill them out and mount the plate (there are none). So far, none of the cops have even looked at the SS much less pulled me over.