01-05-07, 12:24 AM
Just a word of caution to anyone in the DC area. Coming home from work I was pulled over by US Park Police on Independance Ave (during rush hour!) for having a plastic cover on my plates. I was informed that they are illegal in MD, VA and DC and for covered plates it's $50 and obstructed it's $500. I got off with a warning for obstructed plates, no fine thank God! Don't know what makes mine obstructed. Just a word to the wise, tho this is the first I ever heard of this. Must have been a slow afternoon for bad guys!