COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio may force motorists to replace their license plates after seven years.
Currently, drivers are required to replace plates only when the numbers and letters become unreadable. But a budget proposal from the Department of Public Safety would require replacement after seven years.
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/XaA4ym ) reports that the same proposal would also retire all red, white and blue bicentennial plates, along with the older gold-tinted plates, in December.
In a letter to Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sihk), Public Safety Director Thomas Charles said the 7-year limit on plates would address concerns by law enforcement agencies about the difficulty of reading rusted and faded letters and numbers.
The Department of Public Safety also is proposing a $10 fee to replace old plates.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com
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