Campaign That Advocates for Front License Plates Is Run by 3M--A Plate Manufacturer
Apr 19, 2022 • 12:31
Abolish license plates.
The site advocates for the use of front license plates for both driver and public safety, specifically noting the use of vehicles in felonious activities–kidnapping, drug smuggling, and major thefts, to name a few. It also notes several scenarios where front license plates could be used to help identify cars and trucks, like drive-off thefts and suspicious vehicles around schools. After a while, the site also goes into the revenue collecting aspect of tolls and vehicle compliance.
After a bit of digging, it became clear that FrontPlate.org is owned by 3M, a top supplier of license plates that holds contracts with various states’ departments of motor vehicles and boasts about using prison labor to produce said plates.