Obstructions include plate covers that are tinted, blurred or mirrored. Clear plate covers that are scratched, yellowed or cloudy could be grounds for a ticket as well.
Many complaints to LSP are about plates tied or attached to rear windows, often unable to be read, if seen.
State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson says the simple act of being able to clearly read and report a vehicle’s license plate helps the department remove dangerous individuals from communities.
“It is imperative that the numbers or letters on the tag be visible and readable,” Edmonson said. “When they are obscured it impairs accurate reporting by citizens who are attempting to provide police with information on reckless or impaired drivers, motor vehicle crashes, and vehicles involved in criminal acts.”
Fines would vary by parish and city court. On average the amount could range from $100-$200.