Should Iowa eliminate front license plates?

Should Iowa eliminate front license plates?

It's not legal, but Doug Klein says he hasn't put front license plates on his cars in 30 years. He's willing to risk getting a ticket to keep it that way.

Klein is the owner of American Dream Machines in downtown Des Moines, a dealership with an inventory that includes such classic cars as a gleaming red 1957 Cadillac Eldorado convertible and a sleek black 1995 Ferrari 348 Spider.

"I don't see the logic of someone spending $50,000 to $100,000 for a beautiful car, and then you have to slap a license plate on the front," Klein said.

The Iowa House is considering House File 540, which would require only a rear license plate on vehicles. The Iowa Department of Transportation says the change would save more than $500,000 annually.

Read the full article on the Des Moines Register website.

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