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Ohio become a one-plate-state for drivers? Two state representatives are
working to make that happen.
say only requiring one license plate in Ohio would mean savings for drivers and
think it's good to not have them on the front, because I grew up in Michigan
and we really have never had them on the front," said Terri Ward. "That seems
like a waste of money."
drivers have to spend more to make sure their front and back bumpers are
covered on the road. If they don't, that can cost them, too.
or not it's necessary to have a front license plate, probably not. I'd say
people would probably benefit if they didn't have to have a front license
plate, though," said Sarah Stump. "I know I'd have five tickets less."
say the move would save drivers about $1.25 each, but it would save the state
about $1.4 million annually. Police say there is some value to front plates,
though. It allows them and others to get vital information, no matter if a car
is coming or going.
automatic license plate readers on our car can capture cars coming the other
way, as well as the officers doing their daily patrols, if they're looking for
stolen cars, or a particular person that's wanted," explained Sgt. Joe
Heffernan, of the Toledo Police Department.
police agencies from across the state testified last week in front of the House
Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, advocating for
keeping the front plates.