Iowa will rein in use of secret license plates

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Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa will end its practice of withholding from police databases information about undercover government vehicles, a move that should allow them to be ticketed by traffic cameras as easily as ordinary cars, according to a state report released Thursday.

Several other changes will be made to ensure that only authorized government vehicles are granted undercover license plates and that they are not misused, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation report.

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