Re "Digital license plates?" (Back-seat Driver, Dec. 27): The article notes some of the positive and negative aspects of using digital license plates, but it omits the plates vulnerability to crime. Many years ago, California motorists were required to have their vehicle registration visible through their car windows. That was fine until the criminals started hanging out around the parking lots of shopping malls, restaurants and movie theaters. Burglars looking for a new target could simply look at the address on the vehicle registration and then hit that house while the occupants were out. The law was soon changed to allow the registration to be kept in the car's glove box. How long will it be before criminals learn to hack the digital license plates and the cycle starts again? The government may tell us such hacking can't happen, but people were also told the Titanic was unsinkable.
-- Carl Agnew, Carmichael