(Ohio) – As of Wednesday this week, Ohio joins others across the country in getting rid of requiring front license plates for most vehicles, including passenger vehicles.
Rear license plates will still be required. The change was included in the state’s two-year transportation budget that was approved last year with a focus on addressing deteriorating roads and bridges.
Prior to the move, a minor misdemeanor and a $100 fine were issued for those who did not have a license plate on the front of their vehicle. Many law enforcement officials have indicated disapproval of the move citing more difficulty identifying suspects, stolen cars, and vehicles used in crimes.
The decision affects millions with more than 13.2 million license plate registrations in 2019.