Consular license plates often avert minor infractions by traffic patrols. This is due to the fact that tickets written to honorary consuls are routed to the State Department, which refers the ticket back to the diplomatic mission of the country the consul represents. Diplomatic immunity can then be cited to absolve the consul of any infraction. The ticket typically does not produce revenue, which some say may cause it to be less likely to be written to begin with.
Honorary consuls in the U.S. will seldom take advantage of this benefit, as they would typically rather not cause their embassies, ministries of foreign relations, consuls general or the State Department to have to deal with such minor issues. Also, the protection only exists when the honorary consul is driving a car with consular license plates.
The Legal Attaché of the Consular Chamber of Commerce is therefore introducing free traffic ticket resolution services for confirmed member Honorary Consuls who reside in, or are visiting Las Vegas. Consuls may join the Consular Chamber of Commerce and confirm their consular status free of charge at www.consul.cc. Legal Attaché attorneys in Las Vegas will negotiate traffic tickets for Consul Members upon request by online interface at MotiongGranted.us.
The Consular Chamber of Commerce intends to extend the practice in other cities throughout the US, following the Las Vegas test trial of the program