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60-376. Operationof vehicle without registration; In Transit sticker; records required; proofof ownership.Subject to all the provisions of law relatingto motor vehicles and trailers not inconsistent with this section, any motorvehicle dealer or trailer dealer who is regularly engaged within this statein the business of buying and selling motor vehicles and trailers, who regularlymaintains within this state an established place of business, and who desiresto effect delivery of any motor vehicle or trailer bought or sold by him orher from the point where purchased or sold to points within or outside thisstate may, solely for the purpose of such delivery by himself or herself,his or her agent, or a bona fide purchaser, operate such motor vehicle ortow such trailer on the highways of this state without charge or registrationof such motor vehicle or trailer. A sticker shall be displayed on the frontand rear windows or the rear side windows of such motor vehicle, except amotorcycle, and displayed on the front and rear of each such trailer. On thesticker shall be plainly printed in black letters the words In Transit. OneIn Transit sticker shall be displayed on a motorcycle, which sticker may beone-half the size required for other motor vehicles. Such stickers shall includea registration number, which registration number shall be different for eachsticker or pair of stickers issued, and the contents of such sticker and thenumbering system shall be as prescribed by the department. Each dealer issuingsuch stickers shall keep a record of the registration number of each stickeror pair of stickers on the invoice of such sale. Such sticker shall allowsuch owner to operate the motor vehicle or tow such trailer for a period ofthirty days in order to effect proper registration of the new or used motorvehicle or trailer. When any person, firm, or corporation has had a motorvehicle or trailer previously registered and license plates assigned to suchperson, firm, or corporation, such owner may operate the motor vehicle ortow such trailer for a period of thirty days in order to effect transfer ofplates to the new or used motor vehicle or trailer. Upon demand of properauthorities, there shall be presented by the person in charge of such motorvehicle or trailer, for examination, a duly executed bill of sale thereforor other satisfactory evidence of the right of possession by such person ofsuch motor vehicle or trailer. SourceLaws2005, LB 274, § 76; Laws 2008, LB756, § 12.AnnotationsAvehicle may be operated for 15 days without being registered pursuant to section60-302, provided that it properly displays “In Transit” decals. State v. Childs,242 Neb. 426, 495 N.W.2d 475 (1993).This section provides forin-transit tags to be issued by a licensed dealer; it does not allow privatesellers to issue in-transit tags. Thus, such handwritten tags are not entitledto the presumption of compliance that we have afforded dealer-issued tags.The law enforcement officer has reasonable suspicion to stop a motor vehiclewhen he or she sees such vehicle being operated on the public streets withoutlicense plates and without dealer-issued in-transit tags. Upon demand, thedriver of such vehicle must show documents proving compliance with motor vehicleregistration laws. State v. Kling, 8 Neb. App. 631, 599 N.W.2d 240 (1999).”Display” of in-transit decals as described in this section logically impliesa display of the decal which is visible. State v. Reiter, 3 Neb. App. 153,524 N.W.2d 575 (1994).