Florida License Plates May Be Redesigned

The redesigned plate is intended to make it easier to catch toll violators and people who run red lights

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012  |  Updated 5:44 PM EDT
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Drivers May Get New License Plates

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Florida motorists could soon be hitting the road with new license plates.

The state's highway safety agency is drawing up plans for a redesigned plate intended to make it easier to catch toll scofflaws and people who run red lights.

State officials say red light cameras can't always read the currently designed plates.

Gov. Rick Scott as well as the Florida Legislature will have to sign off on the decision to issue new license plates. The new plates will have a simpler design and no raised lettering.

Julie Jones, executive director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, says the new plates won't cost motorists any extra because the state expects to make money from people who have not updated their tags in the past.

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