I used to never get these. But when I wrapped my car matte flashy blue, I was getting pulled over weekly (1 ticket out of 3 pull overs). I finally caved in and just put on my front plate. My opinion is that if your car isn't flashy or loud, just pay the ticket and don't put the front plate on. The M3 looks so much better without the front plate.
Former e92 M3 owner
Relapsed M3Post addict
Hopefully getting back into another ///M soon (or P-Car)....P-car as in Prius.