Eleven new specialty license plates to hit Indiana roads this year

An e-mail from Republican Indiana State Senators:

Eleven New Specialty License Plates To Hit Indiana Roads This Year
For Every $40 Specialty Plate Fee, $25 Goes To The Sponsor’s Cause

New specialty license plates – supporting causes ranging from organ donation to community grants for trails and greenways – have been approved for Hoosier motorists this year, according to the state’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

Indiana’s BMV standardized all specialty plates to include a white background with the sponsor’s logo or artwork and a tag line across the bottom. These new plates help promote 11 causes:

1st row of plates

  • Bicycle Indiana – Helps promote bicycling safety and education programs;
  • Donate Life Indiana – Promotes organ donation;
  • Greenways Foundation – Builds awareness for grants to local communities for trails and greenways;

2nd row of license plates.

  • Indiana Teamsters Local Unions – Provides contributions to the not-for-profit Indiana Fraternal Order of Police Foundation;
  • Indiana Youth Institute – Helps recruit mentors and promote mentoring;
  • National Rifle Association – Promotes hunter safety and conservation project grants to Indiana groups and organizations;

3rd row of license plates.

  • Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent – Helps promote the Child Protection Center;
  • Indiana Sheriff’s Association – Provides for training conferences for law enforcement and college scholarships for students pursuing a masters in criminal justice;
  • Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana – Encourages families with limited income to use the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program;

4th row of license plates.

  • Stop Diabetes – Promotes education and research about diabetes; and
  • Wild Turkey – Helps promote habitat enhancement, hunter safety and education programs.

In 2010, the agency reported more than 400,000 Hoosier motorists purchased specialty plates, generating approximately $10 million for sponsoring groups. For every $40 specialty plate fee, $25 goes to the sponsoring organization’s cause.

Currently, more than 80 license plate designs, including plates that support military personnel and their families, are offered to Hoosier drivers.

A simple click on www.in.gov/bmv allows Hoosiers to access more information on this year’s specialty plates. They can also register or renew their plates at the same online address.



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