Virginians should be wary of barcodes and RFID devices on their cars.
A recent report by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles gives lawmakers some sensible guidance on license plates. Unfortunately, it also raises some serious red flags about privacy.
During the 2012 General Assembly session, an awful automobile idea floated around with bipartisan support. Three Senate bills wanted to allow motorists to display only a rear license plate. Now they must display one on the front, too.
Lawmakers passed none of the bills, but they did ask the DMV to study the issue and vehicle identification in general. DMV pulled together stakeholders, including law enforcement, to consider options.