The one time it happen to me on my gen1 Avenger, I got a warning but had to put it on and then go to the police station to prove that it was installed. Luckily, I didn't get a fine.From what I have read on other forums in regards to this BC plates question it is a 90 dollar fine if the cop feels like writing you a ticket. Usually it is a warning but if you don't have any donuts with you, who knows...
Hah ! Well.. My source was from back more then two years ago when I had a custom AB plate made for my truck and the employee at the registry ending up saying Alberta is going to be making the switch with a grace period. My personalized plate did come in a pair, but its also been 2+ years, and can you imagine the work involved in making the requirement on already registered vehicles, or enforcing it on any new registrations while there are still older 1-plated vehicles out??PS, I heard a rumor that Alberta might be requiring front plates in the future!
Thanks for the advice............It is illegal and they will ticket you. I used to drive a BMW 528 that had no where to mount a front plate, that's how a dealership in Richmond sold me the car, and I got ticketed 3 times for it. The part to get a plate mounted on the front was $350, so not worth it.
If you don't mind sucking up $90 fines every so often then go for it. But honestly for a little bit of asthetics, it's not worth it.