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“I Share the Road” License Plate approved

Posted by Paul Taylor on June 2, 2010

This news just in from Bicycle Indiana. ” We’re pleased to announce that the BMV has approved Bicycle Indiana’s application for a special group license plate. That means beginning Jan. 1, 2011, you can pay an additional $40 for an “I Share the Road” plate, and $25 will go to Bicycle Indiana.

This milestone was accomplished because of all of you who signed petitions in support of the plate, so thank you! Stay tuned for details on how to get your plate. In the meantime, thank you for helping make this happen.”

Hoosier cyclists have been trying for years to accomplish this. Congratulations to BI for pulling it off. Now I’ve got to forgo my Purdue plate on one of my cars!  The final plate may not look like the one shown, which is simply a concept drawing.

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2 Responses to ““I Share the Road” License Plate approved”

  1. I don’t live in Indiana so won’t buy one of those for my car. But I just got back from a few days riding in Indiana — my 4th or 5th outing in the state so far this year (or is it 6? most of them multiday) and each time I did share the road with cars. So how do I get one for my bicycle?

  2. Paul Taylor said

    Added information from the Associated Press:

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says 11 new specialty license plates becoming available next year will promote causes including organ donation and bicycle safety and education.

    The BMV announced the new plates Tuesday. It says it also will institute a uniform design for specialty plates next year. All specialty plates will be printed on a white background with the sponsor’s logo or artwork and a tag line across the bottom.
    The agency says Indiana drivers last year purchased more than 400,000 specialty plates, generating more than $10 million for sponsoring groups. The plates cost $40, with $25 going to the sponsors.
    Other new plates next year will promote recreation trails and greenways, diabetes research, hunter safety and spay and neutering of pets.

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