The state DMV unveiled the design for the new license plates we'll be forced to get next year. And they're... yellow. And kind of, uh... not attractive.
Well, "gold" is actually what the DMV is calling them. In fact, it's referring to them as the "Empire Gold" license plates. Said the DMV commissioner in a press release: "The bold colors of the new license plate reflect New York's force and its resilience." (No, really... that's what it actually says.)
We could just be too accustomed to the soon-to-be-old plates, but these new tags don't say "New York" to us -- maybe "a state that couldn't afford better design." (The reaction from @tehsuck was a bit stronger.) As it happens, the colors are a bit of throwback.
The DMV will start issuing the new plates next spring. They'll cost $25 -- plus $20 if you want to keep your current plate number.
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