Front License Plates Possibly Coming To Michigan; New Bill Introduced

Posted at 1:16 PM, Oct 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-26 13:16:38-04

LANSING, Mich- A bill has been introduced into the Michigan State Senate to require all Michigan vehicles to have a front license plate.

The bill was introduced into the Michigan State Senate, by State Senator Tupac A. Hunter (D- Detroit). Hunter says front license plates will make it easier to identify vehicles for crime reporting and safety purposes.

The Democrat from Detroit also says license plates provide a reflective surface on the front of vehicles and warn drivers when an oncoming car’s headlights are off. He also states front license plates help police track down suspects on the run and track down vehicles that have been involved in hit and run accidents.

Right now, 31 states have both front and rear license plates including Ohio and Wisconsin. Also two states, Connecticut and Massachusetts have recently returned to using a front and back license plate.

A time table for this legislation is unknown at this time.