I live in San Diego and I have been driving a 2002 Ford Thunderbird with no front license plate for 20 years and never gotten a ticket. My GT Quatro is still on track to arrive at the dealership in about 3 weeks.I dont have one on mine. I didnt put one on my Model X either. I think they have become more lax in the last 10 years about the front plate. And if you do get a ticket its administrative only.