I'm a Northern Girl
He won't be able to do that now. At least, it will not be as easy to avoid putting a plate on it.
I always like the people that have no front plate. That's a free fire zone for the police. I would identify local idjits who had their favorite football team, statement, or nothing on front, and wait for the opportune time to stop them - often when there was a car full of fellow idjits.
My state has two color plates; the old green-lettered plates and the newer red-lettered plates. Those of us with the green-lettered plates are grandfathered until such time as, for whatever reason, we have to turn the plates in; then we will have to get the red-lettered ones. But the green lettered plates are only on the back and do not have a front plate; the red-lettered ones are front and back.