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Old 02-12-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Just curious...why did NC go to red letters, replacing the blue. My husband and I don't particularly care for the red letters and were discussing why the big switch?
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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You can get a custom plate that has various backgrounds and letter colors (it not the same as personalized (Great smokies and Blue Ridge and Friends of the Appliachian trail are my favorite)
North Carolina Specialized Plates
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Just curious...why did NC go to red letters, replacing the blue. My husband and I don't particularly care for the red letters and were discussing why the big switch?
Now you have a choice of about 100 NC license plates...from Personalized, Specialized, Sporting...go to the NC DMV website.

I have "Friends of the Great Smokey Mountains" and I just renewd it last week...$88.00. $60 goes to a donation to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park (or it is suppose to!).

No reason to have a regular plate if you don't like it...just be prepared to pay extra.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Oh, I know I can get a different plate...I like the original plate...just not the color of the characters. I know other states have gone to new plates because it's easier for LEO to see them, but I can't imagine this would be the case here. The blue letters are much easier to see than the red.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Now you have a choice of about 100 NC license plates...from Personalized, Specialized, Sporting...go to the NC DMV website.

I have "Friends of the Great Smokey Mountains" and I just renewd it last week...$88.00. $60 goes to a donation to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park (or it is suppose to!).

No reason to have a regular plate if you don't like it...just be prepared to pay extra.
Wow 88 bucks !! It wierd Im getting differnt prices for different plates.

When you renew your tag sticker do you still have to pay the additional charge for the cutom plate each year?
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Wow 88 bucks !! It wierd Im getting differnt prices for different plates.

When you renew your tag sticker do you still have to pay the additional charge for the cutom plate each year?
Plates vary in price...and YES...you have to pay $88 each year(I do). This is my 3rd year.

$28 goes to the state (that is standard price yearly) and the extra $60 is "suppose" to go to the Smokey Mountain National Park...which I don't mind as long as it really goes there. You know?
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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The color change was made because, from what I'm told, the blue letter fade much faster than red. So, they switched.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Hillsborough
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waterbabies is correct. The reason for the switch from blue to red is because the blue color was harder to see especially when the color faded so they switched to red.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Most states change their design every few years. NC has had the same ugly plates for like 15 years or so.

NC DMV...get with the program and change them!

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Old 02-13-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I can still remember when the state issued you a new tag every year in a different color combination. The half-height city tags for the front bumper were optional.
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