Elliot, I have been to DMV here in Oregon and have them tell me, while shaking their heads, I COULD get a plate, but it's really not necessary, even if I travel to other states. And yes, Fishy, Oregon is a no sales tax state which seems to make up for that in fees and licenses, so those tags are not a token. The idea is that even if you are pulled over as soon as it it seen you are Oregon, you are free to go. Mostly true. In the highly charged, revenue rich BM environment I fear that even for minor equipment stops officers are requesting more, like do you mind if we have a look in your vehicle. The two do not follow each other. Unless you like someone tearing apart all your neatly packed things on the side of the road, your answer could easily be a polite, no thank you, may I be on my way? Still, in this country, even at Burning Man, you do not give up your right to travel freely without some probably cause, and just going to Burning Man is not that. Like I've said I can easily survive a full roadside tear down, except for that one Cialias a friend gave me for my post Temple Burn ritual on the open playa.... for which I've probably said too much about, now, anyway. On a one to one basis I have a friendly rapport with law enforcement, BLM, Washoe and Pershing Sheriffs, Nevada Troopers, giving them BM stickers and sometimes getting very cool blinky cop stuff from them. But there are just lots of them and it seems they have a mission, which we can only make guesses at. Is it at saturation, I don't know, but it seemsthey keep asking BMORG for more money for even more presence. And to argue their presence sounds like I might want to do something really lawless were they not around. I doubt it would alter my behavior. They haven't busted me for being stupidly drunk and having a hard time getting 'home'. Do we need more? Could we do with less? Can't we all just get along...?