Starting Wednesday, Ohio drivers are only required to have a rear license plate.
The change in state law, approved last year, brings Ohio in line with more than a dozen other states, including Indiana and Kentucky, who only require a rear plate.
Supporters of the change, who include car dealers and auto enthusiasts, argued that the two-plate requirement is costly and cumbersome.
But law enforcement agencies say the second plate gives them twice the odds of identifying criminal suspects.
Previously, you could be fined and face a minor misdemeanor charge for not having a front plate.