State Police and local law enforcement agencies are beginning an aggressive enforcement effort aimed at obscured license plates, according to a State Police news release issued Saturday.
Anyone caught with their license plates obscured in any way, including by dirt, mud, or frames that cover part of the plate, will be subject to ticketing, the release says.
State law requires vehicle license plates be clearly displayed, as well as illuminated at night by license plate lights, the release says.
Clear license plates can help citizens more easily report reckless or impaired drivers, as well as vehicles involved in criminal acts, the release says.
“While increasingly sophisticated investigative tools are deployed each day, the simple act of being able to clearly read and report a vehicle’s license plate is often the first step to removing dangerous individuals from our communities,” Col. Michael Edmonson, State Police superintendent, said in the release.