Bronx lawmakers propose bill to stop drivers from covering license plates

Bronx lawmakers along with state officials have proposed legislation that would ban drivers from using items that hide their license plate numbers.

Police officials say about 1/3 of drivers caught by traffic cameras do not get ticketed because their license plates are unreadable. Items being used to block plate numbers include aerosol spray and clear plate covers.

Assemblyman Peter Rivera (D-Bronx) is just one lawmaker pushing for the legislation to become law statewide. A representative from the NYPD police officers' union says the covering of license plates is a growing problem.

Lawmakers also say that with homeland security a top priority identifying lawbreakers is more important now then ever.

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