V C Section 5201.1 Obscuring Readability of License Plates Prohibition

Obscuring Readability of License Plates: Prohibition

5201.1.  (a) A person shall not sell a product or device that obscures, or is intended to obscure, the reading or recognition of a license plate by visual means, or by an electronic device as prohibited by subdivision (c) of Section 5201.

(b) A person shall not operate a vehicle with a product or device that violates subdivision (a).

(c) A person shall not erase the reflective coating of, paint over the reflective coating of, or alter a license plate to avoid visual or electronic capture of the license plate or its characters by state or local law enforcement.

(d) A conviction for a violation of this section is punishable by a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) per item sold or per violation.

Added Sec. 2, Ch. 273, Stats. 2007. Effective January 1, 2008.
Amended Sec. 4, Ch. 702, Stats. 2012. Effective January 1, 2013.