Front License Plate No Longer Required for Cars in Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Passenger vehicles in Ohio are no longer required to have a front license plate.

The provision was removed as part of the two-year transportation budget that was passed and signed into law last year. The move is expected to save the state of Ohio $1.5-million a year.

It took effect on July 1st, since it is the first day of the new fiscal year for the state of Ohio.

Some leaders in law enforcement asked for the requirement to stay, saying it helped solve violent crimes.

Many neighboring states do not require a front license plate for passenger vehicles and light trucks.

Commercial vehicles are still required to have a front plate.