I hate to put a plate on my new 335is and spoil its looks. I live in Maryland, a two-plate state. However, one of the BMW salesmen said she never put the front plate on her Bimmer and has never been ticketed. Then last night I saw a new M3 with no front plate so I asked the driver how many tickets he gets. He said, none! Furthermore he claims to have left off the front plate on his cars for over 10 years without ever receiving a ticket. Has anyone else in Maryland, DC or Virginia done this and escaped ticketing? Since MD issues two plates per vehicle I had assumed the front plate is mandatory. Is it? I can't find a clear answers in the motor vehicle code.