One plate or two? Ohio license plate debate continues

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – There is a new effort underway to scrap the requirement for a front license plate in Ohio.

The bill introduced Tuesday would only require a rear plate, saving the state about $1.4 million dollars in license plate production and distribution.

If passed Ohio would become the 20th state to require just a rear plate.

Law enforcement is against the idea saying that having front plates helps people report crimes.

According to a report from the Columbus Dispatch, A 2012 study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute found that 97 percent of vehicles with two plates could be read by automotive license-plate readers, compared with 76 percent of vehicles with a single plate.

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