No Front License Plate In Illinois: Legal Or Illegal?
When you ask someone from another state if they're required to have a front license plate, you'll probably get one of two reactions. One reaction is usually angry because yes, they have to have one.
Boredom is most often the other reaction, because people in states where residents aren't required to have one find the whole topic of front and rear license plates to be...well, uninteresting.
Currently, There Are 29 States (Including Washington, DC) That Require A Front License Plate, And 21 States That Don't
Before I try to drag you through a few more paragraphs to get to the information that this piece's headline offered, let's just get it out of the way.
The state of Illinois is one of the 29 states that feel as though your car is off-balance without a front license plate, and therefore require one on every vehicle registered in Illinois.
From the Illinois Secretary of State's website FAQ section:
Is the front registration plate required on vehicles registered in Illinois?
Yes, the front registration plate is required on vehicles registered in Illinois. Both registration plates are required to be attached on vehicles registered in Illinois.
For Those Who Want To Live In A State Where They Don't Make You Bookend Your Car With License Plates, You Should Move To One Of These Places
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia