Should You Bother Obscuring Your License Plates In Photos?Jason Torchinsky9/11/12 3:00pmFiled to: Rules of the RoadCar LawLicense PlatesDmvTop1716EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIf you're reading this now, there's great chance that you spend far too many of your waking hours looking at pictures of cars online. Which means you've probably noticed that many of those images have their license tags obscured in some way. Being the inquisitive (likely) mammal that you are, you've probably wondered why the license plate is obscured, and if it's actually a good idea.At least, I fit that description. Here at Jalopnik, we haven't had a policy to obscure license plate images— I left them intact in, say, my Classic reviews— but it's worth investigating this further. ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.