Big License Plate Frame In NC Could Cost $100

A bill designed to ensure police officers can read North Carolina license plates by prohibiting plate frames that obscure information is going to Gov. Beverly Perdue for her signature.

The House and Senate gave final approval this week to the legislation, which would fine motorists up to $100 if they use a frame which covers the state name or plate date.

Robert Glaser with the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association said Thursday his group wants to help law enforcement identify motorists.

Car buyers often receive frames from dealers. Glaser said dealers have large supplies of frames but will work to ensure lawful covers are sold.

The bill also directs the Legislature to study the state's more than 160 specialty license plate styles.

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