Is an expired license plate a moving violation?

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Nicole Britt
Nicole BrittInsurance Feature Writer

Posted on Feb 02, 2023

1) An expired license plate is not technically a moving violation, but it can lead to other penalties depending on your state's laws.

2) In most cases, an expired license plate will result in a ticket for an improper registration.

3) You may also be subject to fines or other penalties if your license plate is expired and you are pulled over for another reason.

4) It is best to check with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles to find out the specific penalties for expired license plates.

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