Front license plates are a tool of Big Government and a scourge to people with eyes, so I’m happy to report that in Ohio starting next year they won’t be required after lawmakers included the measure in a transportation bill earlier this month. They’ve been required in the state for 111 years. But soon, no more.
There was a brief period during World War II when Ohio didn’t require them to save metal for the war effort, but outside of that you’ve needed a front plate in the state since 1908. Come July 1, 2020, that will no longer be the case, after Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation eliminating the rule on April 3.