Stupid Front License Plate
California requires front plates. Didn't put one on for years -- but got a flock of fix-it tickets and said to heck with it -- I'm putting one on.
Driving home from a meeting last night in really heavy traffic, the cars in the number two lane on a really busy freeway stop for absolutely no reason. I end up tapping the back bumper of the guy in front of me.
My car's fine. A couple of slight scuffs that polish took right off with no effort. The guy in front of me? These huge black smudges from the plastic license plate holder. I know a cleaner will take it right off -- as the paint wasn't scuffed or cracked -- but this guy doesn't know squat about cars -- so we exchange insurance information.
Will definitely tell my insurance company to have their adjuster to get after this -- because the body shops around here will no doubt use this as an opportunity to put a new bumper assembly on his car.
And nothing would've happened if that stupid front plate wasn't on. Grrr.