My question involves vehicle maintenance laws for the State of: NY
I was pulled over and cited traffic infraction code 402.1 for missing front plate in NY. My car is registered in CT. I never got pulled over in CT for missing front plate. Can NY cop legally enforcing laws from out of state?
The NY VAT law implies section 402.1 is applicable only to NY registered vehicle. Otherwise, NY commissioner would have to issue plates to every car from out of state.
§ 402. Distinctive number; form of number plates; trailers.
1. (a) No
person shall operate, drive or park a motor vehicle on the public
highways of this state unless such vehicle shall have a distinctive
number assigned to it by the commissioner and a set of number plates
issued by the commissioner with a number and other identification matter
if any, corresponding to that of the certificate of registration
conspicuously displayed, one on the front and one on the rear of such
vehicle, each securely fastened so as to prevent the same from swinging
and placed, whenever reasonably possible, not higher than forty-eight
inches and not lower than twelve inches from the ground; provided,
however, that in any registration year for which only one number plate
is issued, such number plate shall constitute a set of number plates for
the time in which such use is authorized, shall be displayed on the rear
of the vehicle and none shall be displayed on its front, except in case
of a tractor, when such number plate shall be displayed on the front of
the vehicle and none shall be displayed on its rear.