I think most of us agree that the front license plate situation on our cars is sub optimal. The front end was designed for a more narrow european license plate and the more square US plate just look awkward. The front end of our cars looks quite handsome with the plate off and I have seen some nice cars without front plates here in Washington state. It turns out you don't have to have a front plate in some instances - we don't really qualify for these unfortunately:
(i) Attached conspicuously at the front and rear of each vehicle if two license plates have been issued;
(ii) Attached to the rear of the vehicle if one license plate has been issued;
(iii) Kept clean and be able to be plainly seen and read at all times; and
(iv) Attached in a horizontal position at a distance of not more than four feet from the ground.
(b) The Washington state patrol may grant exceptions to this subsection if the body construction of the vehicle makes compliance with this section impossible.
yeah so bottom line: I didn't pay to park in downtown Seattle on the street - spaced on the time. They not only gave me aticket for the parking but $47
for not displaying my plate!! Well I still haven't put a front plate on because I think the car looks much better but..... beware and pay your parking fees on the street! omg - I probably will pop it back on if I get another ticket