Des Moines, Iowa – A license plate would no longer be required on the front of “vintage” vehicles and two-seat, low-profile sports cars, like Corvettes, in Iowa under legislation that passed the Iowa House Monday night. Representative Josh Byrnes of Osage says vehicle collecting is a popular hobby in Iowa.
The bill as originally written would have removed the front license plate requirement for ALL vehicles on Iowa roads. The scaled back proposal now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Representative Clel Baudler, a Republican from Greenfield, is a retired state trooper. He says all vehicles should have plates on the front AND the back, to help law enforcement track down criminals.
Some school buses are also equipped with video cameras which record the front license plates of drivers who do not stop when the bus is stopped as children board and get off the bus.