CARS.COM — In a recent story we detailed why 31 states and Washington, D.C., require a vehicle to have a front license plate in addition to the rear license plate. Own a car without a front plate in one of those states and local law enforcement might land a ticket on your plate.
Here are the comprehensive lists of the states with requirements for one license plate or two, according to a 2012 study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute on the benefits and drawbacks of having two license plates instead of one.
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