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Re: License Plate
> I was sort of wondering when Massachusetts would join the
> rest of the country (I think they were the only 1-plate state left).
> BTW, that reasoning by the trooper sounds silly. My bet is
> that they just want to go to the national standard of two
> plates for general enforcement purposes.
It's not really a national standard. There are at least a few
states without front plates (e.g., PA, MI). MI dropped their
front plate several years ago, and as far as I know they've seen
no need to bring it back.
You're right, the trooper's reasoning is silly -- a hit-and-run
victim certainly isn't memorizing the plate number as he bounces
off the grille. The assertion that it helps them spot expired
plates is also nonsense; most states put the renewal stickers on
the back, since the front of the car is approaching too fast to
read them anyway. The photo-radar hypothesis is the only
plausible one I've heard.
> Only my cat shares my opinions, and she commits scratch-and-run.
Is that a feline felony, or just a mousedemeanor?
- Dave Dahl (email@example.com)