Arizona License Plate—Visibility Law
Effective January 1, 2009, an Arizona state law requires that vehicle license plates must be totally visible. The “Arizona” on the license plate cannot be covered up by anything.
From this law:
"A peace officer shall not stop or issue a citation to a person operating a motor vehicle on a highway in this state for a violation of subsection C of this section unless the peace officer has reasonable cause to believe there is another alleged violation of a motor vehicle law of this state."
"If a person violates subsection C of this section, the person is subject to a civil penalty of thirty dollars, except that if a person violates subsection C of this section within twelve months after the date of a prior violation of subsection C of this section, the person is subject to a civil penalty of one hundred dollars."
This law only applies to vehicles registered in Arizona.
This law is Arizona Revised Statutes 28-2354B.
Arizona Department of Transportation http://www.azdps.gov/news/pdf/2008/Plate_12.10.08.pdf (Information is no longer available)
"Format Document." Arizona State Legislature.http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/28/02354.htm&Title=28&DocType=A (accessed October 4, 2011).
"The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Road Runner column: Road Runner by Andrea Kelly : New law on license plates is visionary | LexisNexis | Professional Journal archives from AllBusiness.com." Small Business Advice | Business News & Articles | AllBusiness.com. http://www.allbusiness.com/transportation/road-transportation-trucking/12749258-1.html (accessed October 4, 2011).