Today, Tuesday, La Crucera and I always go for lunch to our absolute favorite Mexican restaurant for Taco Tuesday. This is not run of the mill TexMex or CaliMex food but the real deal Mexican food which is much better and they always have a big crowd. Tuesdays are a favorite for Law Enforcement officers too - local PD, Probation, Sheriffs, and Highway Patrol. They come in big groups for their lunch break and I have gotten to know a bunch of them. Today, we had a group of six Highway Patrol officers sitting at the table next to us. These were guys who actually patrol the highways in our area. Well seeing that they had finished their meal and they were just sitting around shooting the breeze, and being the shy, retiring type that I am , I told La Crucera that i was going to go over and ask them some questions. La Crucera just rolled her eyes and said "try not to get yourself arrested" I went over and introduced myself, apologized for intruding, and asked them if I could ask a couple of questions. They said sure, pull up a chair. I told them that I had a Tesla 3 on order and then THEY started flooding ME with questions. They had heard rumors but wanted to know more, like the range. One said, "that car is not supposed to come out until 2018!" I assured him he had heard wrong. I finally got to my questions. I said I knew what the law was but I wanted to know how the officers in the field enforced the law - front license plates and the world's ugliest car pool lane stickers which allow one occupant cars to use the car pool lane. They said that absence of a front license plate IS NOT a priority for them. They said they will not pull a car over for just no front license plate. But if you are pulled over for a serious infraction such as speeding, reckless driving, etc. then they will go over the car with a fine tooth comb and write additional citations for no front plate and too dark window tinting. They said if you don't speed, then don't worry about no front plate. However, they said they are not local police and local police may have different priorities so beware and take your chances. Now we talked about car pool lane stickers for EVs. They said that California's car pool lanes are becoming very impacted. Enforcement is therefore a priority to them. They said that they know what an EV looks like, particularly a Tesla. They said they know that a Tesla qualifies for a car pool sticker but they will pull over and cite any EV that does not have the stickers with one occupant including a Tesla! They said they are a bit flexible about where those stickers are attached despite what the regs say. So there you have it from six guys who work in the field. Conclusion: - I may not run a front plate, or I will run a retractable plate, but I am not going to affix a plate permanently to that beautiful front fascia - I may not affix the ugly car pool lane stickers and just forego that perk of driving as a single in the car pool lane which doesn't happen often for me or I may affix the stickers if I can incorporate them into some cohesive graphical design on the car Remember, this is a sample of just six guys in the State of California. YMMV! La Crucera had left the building and was sitting outside on a bench, fooling with her dumb phone. I asked, "who called?" She said "no one, I was just searching for local bail bondsmen."