No front license plates won’t keep officers from catching speeders, police say

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Police in Youngstown said they shouldn’t notice much of a problem when the state does away with front license plates next year.

As part of the transportation bill — which was approved by the Ohio legislature on Tuesday and signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday — the state will no longer require plates for both the front and rear of cars and trucks.

Police departments like Youngstown’s often photograph the front plates of cars with their radar speed cameras.

However, officers can also grab images of rear-facing plates. Police said they catch a significant number of motorcycles and vehicles from Pennsylvania, which only use rear plates.

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