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      03-15-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Revoke Virginia Front Plate Law - Petition Link

If any of you guys are Virginia residents and disagree with the front plate law take a look at this petition and consider signing it. You can also take it one step further and call/email your State Rep. Let him/her know who you are and put a copy of the petition in the email! That's what I did because I'm tired of this ridiculous and useless law. I want that money spent on improving our roads and not wasting resources and inconveniencing our citizens!

If you live in Loudon or Fairfax counties here is a link to your State Reps and their email addresses:

http://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?nid=134


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http://www.petitiononline.com/va332004/petition.html

We, the Undersigned, petition the Commonwealth of Virginia to revoke the current law requiring the display of a front license plate on passenger vehicles.
We support the current and future licensing fee structure, but ask that the law reflect that a front license plate is no longer required. We believe that there are significant benefits in not requiring front license plates and our reasons for this belief are briefly summarized in the paragraphs below.

First, eliminating the need for a front license plate will significantly reduce the state costs associated with production, storage, and shipping.

Second, a front license plate restricts the performance of passenger vehicles. Modern cars are no longer being designed with front plates in mind. Installing the mounting brackets that are necessary to hold the plates interfere with the cars' aerodynamics, often get damaged during the car-washing process and also cause a devaluation of Collectors Edition or other such Limited Edition vehicles when required to drill or otherwise modify the front bumper.

Third, unnecessary damage is sustained from minor bumper-to-bumper collisions, because the front mounting brackets on passenger cars can cause cracks and abrasions to the rear bumpers of the cars that they hit.

Finally, police officers will be more productive in stopping dangerous motor vehicle violations such as drunk driving, reckless driving, speeding, racing, etc., since their time will not be compromised by a Virginia motorist who simply did not have a front license plate on display.

Law enforcement officials might be opposed to a measure abolishing the front license plate requirement, as they might believe that losing the extra plate will make it more difficult for them to do their jobs in the best possible manner. However, in the 20 or more states that have abolished the front license plate requirement, there is no evidence of a decline in public safety as a result of the plate removal.

We the Voters and General Public of Virginia urge you, the law making officials, to remove this law from enforcement. As stated above, there are numerous benefits to no longer requiring a front plate on motor vehicles.

Lastly, We the Voters and General Public of Virginia are appreciative of the Law Enforcement Officers and Law Making Officials of this great state and will continue to support them in their endeavor to make this state an even better place to live. We hope that we can come to an agreement on this topic that will suit all parties concerned.
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this has been discussed here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637864

The bill was killed and is up again in 2013
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this has been discussed here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637864

The bill was killed and is up again in 2013
Bummer! Thanks though. I will make sure to support it and continue to harass my State rep!
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I'm trying to track down as to why it was continued. Have put a few calls in but nothing yet.
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