I live in Texas, and they definitely have a front-plate requirement here. However, on day 1 when I got the car, I took my front plate and hardware off because it does look so much better. I've been driving 1.5 years, 23k miles with mine off, and haven't been pulled over yet. I'll probably get pulled over now that I've talked about it. I have all the hardware and plate in the rear with the spare.