Court: Motorcyclist wrong to turn license plate upside down

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A motorcyclist cited for turning his license plate upside down because he thought “it was cool” has lost another bid to rescind a traffic ticket he received. A state appellate court ruled Tuesday that the ticket and the $139 penalty Scott DiRoma received in municipal court were both justified. The ruling upheld a decision issued by a Somerset County judge. DiRoma claimed the law is vague and doesn’t prohibit an upside-down license plate on a motorcycle. But the appellate court ruled an upside-down plate would lead to confusion, doubt, and mistake, which would clearly impede law enforcement’s ability to perform its duties.