Q: I just bought a used motorcycle and I was stopped by the police on I-94 for speeding. The trooper told me my license plate was illegal because it is mounted sideways on the lower frame. I told him this was the way I bought it. He said he would give me a break and only give me a ticket for the speeding. Is this really true about my plate or was he just giving me a hard time?

A: Sorry, he was completely right. It is not legal. Indiana Code 9-18-2-26(1) states that a motorcycle license plate shall be on the rear, securely mounted in a horizontal position, clearly visible, free from obstruction, and at least 12 inches from the ground measuring from the bottom of the plate.

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