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Old 09-29-2019, 08:39 AM
 
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But they are not using flat plates and this will mean they are taken out of use much faster.
That's interesting because it seems like more states are going to the flat plate and away from the old fashioned embossed one (I prefer the embossed ones). I know both Arizona and South Carolina use the flat license plates now.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:43 AM
 
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I could not believe this when I saw it yesterday. Absolutely not needed. I have had the same license plate for almost 19 years and it looks as good as new because I take care of it. And the 85-year-old who lives next to me and keeps his car in his garage, who maybe drives 20 miles a month - also doesn't need a new plate every 7 years. There is no reason for this law. If LEO sees a vehicle with a plate that is not in good enough shape to read - pull them over and give them a notification to get a new plate - end of story. Why create laws just for the sake of it when one size does not fit all? It should have not been signed by the Gov and the person who came up with it should be voted out.
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:39 AM
 
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I could not believe this when I saw it yesterday. Absolutely not needed. I have had the same license plate for almost 19 years and it looks as good as new because I take care of it. And the 85-year-old who lives next to me and keeps his car in his garage, who maybe drives 20 miles a month - also doesn't need a new plate every 7 years. There is no reason for this law. If LEO sees a vehicle with a plate that is not in good enough shape to read - pull them over and give them a notification to get a new plate - end of story. Why create laws just for the sake of it when one size does not fit all? It should have not been signed by the Gov and the person who came up with it should be voted out.
It won’t cost you anything...plus the new plates will be more visible at night. That’s a good thing especially for law enforcement
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Old 09-29-2019, 11:08 AM
 
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"...and the person who came up with it should be voted out."
Phil Shepard started it, but there were changes to his original bill.
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Old 09-29-2019, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I wouldn't be surprised if most people complaining about having to get new plates every 7 years do not even keep their cars for that long.
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Old 09-29-2019, 12:46 PM
 
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I wouldn't be surprised if most people complaining about having to get new plates every 7 years do not even keep their cars for that long.
I assume most transfer their plates? Which also costs money.
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:20 PM
 
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So I had to look it up, but it seems that 19 states and D.C. now issue plates where the numbers/letters are screened on:

AZ, ID, MT, WY, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, MN, IA, IN, TN, AL, GA, SC, DE, NJ and D.C.

There are 7 states where most license serials are embossed, but some are screened:

WA, OR, CO, MO, MS, OH, and NY

There are 23 states where the license serial is embossed:

AK, HI, CA, NV, UT, NM, AR, LA, WI, IL, MI, KY, FL, NC, VA, WV, MD, PA, CT, RI, MA, NH, and ME

And one state, Vermont, where the license serial is debossed or sunken.
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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I wouldn't be surprised if most people complaining about having to get new plates every 7 years do not even keep their cars for that long.
Yeah, I don't think I've ever kept a plate for anywhere near 7 years.
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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I assume most transfer their plates? Which also costs money.
Same cost for renewal, new plate or transfer. Therefore, no "money grab".
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Old 09-29-2019, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Florida requires this every 10 years and I imagine other states do as well.

I think NC had some sort of rule in the past as my father had to change his license plate after 16+ years? He had transferred it least once.

No big deal as long as I don't have to wait in a line.
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