My friend's wife got pulled over and got a ticket on the 241 toll road because of the Thule hitch bike rack was obstructing the license plate. She had a transponder, but that did not matter. Because the license plate is not fully visible, the camera cannot capture the license number, hence the ticket. That sucks. So to be in compliance, I take it you would have to mount the license plate on the visible side of the bike rack?