Have you ever wondered why so many states manage to get by without front license plates?
Back in the late 1990’s, a proposal was made to eliminate front license plates in Illinois.
Opposing the bill were members of the association representing Chiefs of Police.
The pitch was that it made it easier for police to identify cars.
I wrote all who were listed on the letterhead asking how many arrests had been made in their municipality during the previous year.
I don’t remember any reporting any.
So, I found it interesting that the law requiring a front license plate made the blotter of the Harvard Police Department:
TRAFFIC ARREST/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
On 11-13-15 at 0105 hrs, Loraleigh H. Clark (f-19 yoa) 217 N. Warwick Ave, Westmont, IL, was arrested for Driving While License Suspended, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Parking, No Front License Plate and Operating An Uninsured Motor Vehicle after she was observed driving a 2001 Chevrolet near the intersection of N. Division St. and E. Brainard St. Clark was unable to post the $300 bond and was transported to the McHenry County
Jail. She was given a McHenry County Court date of 12-16-15 at 1330 hrs.