Ohio Governor Signs Bill Getting Rid Of Front License Plates

Ohioans can ditch their front licence plates in 2020.

Photo via Ohio BMV. 

(Columbus, Oh.) – Ohio drivers will soon be able to ditch their front license plates.

Republican Governor Mike DeWine recently signed a transportation budget that includes language that would eliminate the requirement for Ohioans to display license plates on their front bumpers.

According to a report from News 5 Cleveland, DeWine was not thrilled with the measure, but decline to veto.   

Therefore, vehicles will no longer need to have a front license plate beginning July 1, 2020.

Law enforcement groups argue that losing front license plates will make it tougher to identify vehicles and solve crimes.

As for the rest of the transportation budget, DeWine approved a gas tax increase that will see Ohioans pay a state tax rate of 38.5 cents per gallon on gas and 47 cents per gallon on diesel fuel.

The tax increase will help maintain deteriorating roads and bridges in Ohio. The new tax rates go into effect on July 1.

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