City cracks down on license plate covers that thwart tolls and traffic cameras

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City Council unanimously passed a bill last week banning the sale or distribution of products designed to hide license plates to avoid tolls and traffic cameras.

The bill will prohibit the sale of any materials or substances meant to conceal or obscure license plates to distort recorded or photographic evidence. First-time violators will face a $300 fine, and fines will be at least $500 for subsequent violations. 

Councilman Robert Holden, who introduced the bill, said he has seen these devices on vehicles throughout the city and it has  become “more brazen than ever.”

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