Which States Don't Require a Front License Plate?

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In a recent story we detailed why 31 states and Washington, D.C., require front license plates in addition to the one on the rear bumper.

Here are the comprehensive lists of the states with one or two license plates, according to a 2012 study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute on the benefits and drawbacks of having two license plates instead of one.

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By David Thomas | October 24, 2013 | Comments (9)
Tags: Advice

Comments 

George

Here is an idea: only commercial vehicles, which have the privilege of using the Public way, need a license plate.

You don't need permission to engage in your right to travel.

e

Hey George, what about letting 10 years old drive? They have rights too!

George

Are 10 year olds adults? Not in today's arrested development society.
Read some history books where 12 year olds went to sea, and some became captains by age 15/16.

meh

You have a right to travel, you don't have a right to travel by automobile.

A driver's license is a privilege not a right.

charles

hey .here's my thought,the government says it is a privilege not a right to have a driver's license, well here's my take on that. I don't care what the government thinks they have the right to tell us we can and can't do because I have fought for this country is freedom to be able to express my rights and privileges and I can tell you now I have been driving 27 years without a driver's license.I have no plans on getting one either that's my right.catch me if you can

Ohio Vietnam war vet.

Let's see--would you fly in an airliner with an unlicensed pilot? Would you ride in an Amtrak train with an unlicensed Engineer? AND, would you allow an unlicensed surgeon to operate on your body? Well, would you? I was a licensed (!) Driver Education Instructor for 3 years and completed the In-Car training of 550 students. You will admit that a motor vehicle can be a deadly device, right? The U.S. sees 20,000 to 30,000 people getting killed on our highways per year! So it is critical to public safety that drivers of motor vehicles pass a test to make sure they can at least see! And, they have to pass a test that proves they have control of the motor vehicle. The bottom line is simple: The license requirement for many things is absolutely necessary to insure public safety. I fail to understand why anyone would question that. Would you approve of a person who is legally blind (!) driving a motor vehicle?

andy

Hey meh check your facts it is absolutely your god given right to travel i.e. drive with out having a license

Andy

"The right to travel is a well-established common right that does not owe its existence to the federal government. It is recognized by the courts as a natural right." Schactman v. Dulles 96 App DC 287, 225 F2d 938, at 941.

Andy

"The right of the citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, either by carriage or by automobile, is not a mere privilege which a city may prohibit or permit at will, but a common law right which he has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Thompson v. Smith, 154 SE 579.

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