The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has requested comments on a proposed amendment to a safety standard on “lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment [FMVSS No. 108] to allow the license plate mounting surface on motorcycles to be at an angle of up to 30 degrees beyond vertical.” According to the agency, the change would bring the U.S. rule “more in line with European regulations” (Directive 93/94 EEC), increase design flexibility without compromising safety or increasing costs, and allow license plate recognition technology used by law enforcement organizations to continue reading license plate characters. Depending on the comments received, NHTSA may extend the proposed change to other motor vehicles. Comments are requested by November 4, 2013. See Federal Register, September 3, 2013.