Too faded to read: DMV replacing Sesquicentennial license plates

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Wisconsin's Sesquicentennial license plate

MADISON (WITI) — The special license plate developed for Wisconsin’s Sesquicentennial and other red-lettered plates are quickly becoming history as more than 150,000 have been replaced since August 2013. Over the next five months, roughly 150,000 more will be replaced.

“Plate holders will receive a notice from DMV when it is time to renew,” notes Mitchell Warren, director of the Bureau of Vehicle Services in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). “The notice will provide details, so holders are asked to keep their plates on their vehicles until they hear from us. There is no need to do anything right now.”

In total, about 160,000 Sesquicentennial and 135,000 red-letter standard auto plates will be reissued. Over the course of the year, DMV expects to reissue on average about 25,000 sets of plates per month. Reissuance of these plates will be complete when the entire renewal cycle has passed in September 2014.

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