If you live in Indiana, or anywhere along the spring break travel route to Florida, you’ve probably seen quite a few cars with the new Indiana “In God We Trust” license plate. Actually, I’ve been amazed at how many I’ve seen. It’s almost like it’s Indiana’s new license plate.
I knew that couldn’t be, considering the message (a message I wholeheartedly agree with, by the way), but figured it must be a specialty plate. I assumed all specialty plates cost extra money, making it even more amazing how many Indiana drivers were choosing this plate. When I went to the license branch to renew my license plates this week, I found out that it is a specialty plate of sorts, but it’s a specialty plate that doesn’t cost extra. Apparently, it’s the only “free”** specialty plate.
Stupendous. I signed up for the program.
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has indicated the plate is doing very well. It sure seems like that on the road, too.
The other “free” alternative is to keep your old plate for one more year. The BMV is currently having an election of sorts for the new standard plate to be issued in 2008. Click here if you’d like to see the four choices and vote. The “In God We Trust” plate is scheduled to be around until 2012.
Frankly, I’m not sure how we got this plate, but I’m sure glad we did. It makes me proud to live in Indiana.
** Calling your license plate “free” in Indiana is so wrong it doesn’t need explanation.