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Old 09-28-2019, 08:20 PM
 
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My question is why? This is just for the gov to make money. If the license has not faded why replace it.
Stupid law.


https://abc11.com/politics/new-law-r...years/5575767/
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:39 PM
 
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That's a giant money grab and nothing else. Unbelievable.
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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because of the Flat Plates...
https://www.wral.com/news/local/story/4623731/

in other words, the counterfeit flat-plate industry
took advantage of "forever" plates
and the DOT noticed.
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:46 PM
 
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Huge uproar in NY over the same issue.
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:49 PM
 
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because of the Flat Plates...
https://www.wral.com/news/local/story/4623731/

in other words, the counterfeit flat-plate industry
took advantage of "forever" plates
and the DOT noticed.
I'm not understanding what you mean. So when they briefly changed to flat plates, there were a lot of counterfeits, and now they're forcing people to get new plates every 7 years cause of some counterfeits?
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Curious how it’s a cash grab if they say it won’t result in any additional fees for owners.

They say the reflectivity coating wears off after 7 years or so, so it seems like a reasonable step to me.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:14 PM
 
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Curious how it’s a cash grab if they say it won’t result in any additional fees for owners.

They say the reflectivity coating wears off after 7 years or so, so it seems like a reasonable step to me.
Well the money doesn't come from the money fairy

I'm sure they'll recycle the material but that's a lot of additional production cost. 7 years is not a long time at all.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Curious how it’s a cash grab if they say it won’t result in any additional fees for owners.

They say the reflectivity coating wears off after 7 years or so, so it seems like a reasonable step to me.



Are we sure that it doesn't result in extra fees? I didn't find any info on that. Seems like just another money-wasting idea. Who the hell runs government these days, Steve Harvey?

The only good thing about changing the license plate periodically is from stupid designs that the state comes up with. Like the stupid smiley face license plate from Kentucky and Alabama several years ago.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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No sweat. We used to replace them every year. I see some plates getting a little tattered anyway.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:06 AM
 
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Plate replacement is nothing new. NCDOT has been doing it for years. Doesn't cost you a dime, or at least it has not in the past. A new plate just arrives in the mail. LEOs have been pushing for this because the plates become difficult to read.

The difference now is that the plates will be replaced every 7 years instead of every 9 to 12, depending on how a given year's production was aging. I suspect that more than half of cars change hands anyway before 7 years are reached.
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