If false plates are put on a properly insured vehicle, is that vehicle still insured?

My friend wants to avoid getting speeding tickets and has put false plates on her vehicle. Is her car still properly insured?

Answer
“Unfortunately, your friend would have very little luck with using false plates.
In the United States, numerous insurance policies require that the vehicle they are insuring is properly registered and plated at all times.
Installing false plates is a violation of that rule. Car insurance companies are thorough when evaluating the accuracy of your insurance compliance.
If the driver intentionally placed false plates on their vehicle to avoid speeding tickets, insurance companies have the ability to refuse to fund a policyholder’s claim.
In a nutshell, it is the driver’s full—and legal—responsibility, under both the law and their insurance policy, to make sure their vehicle is properly plated and registered. If it is not, the driver will have to deal with the repercussions of violating their insurance policy themselves.”
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Gracie Hanson
Answered on Jul 23, 2021
Gracie Hanson is a content intern at Jerry. Currently, she is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Communication with a minor in Media Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, trying new foods, and road-tripping around Colorado in her Acura TL.
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