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PennDOT releases new registration plates

March 08, 2019 12:00 AM
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PennDOT releases new registration plates

​The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently released a series of new registration plates for motorists to purchase for their vehicles.

The new plates include two special funds plates that will help raise funds for worthy causes.

Standard blue and yellow PA license plate with a distracted driving logo on the left.

A new Distracted Driving Awareness registration plate, available for a motorcycle and a passenger car or truck with a registered gross weight of not more than 14,000 pounds or a motor home. The plate costs $40 and proceeds will be used exclusively to advance public education and outreach on the dangers posed by distracted driving.

Standard yellow and blue Pennsylvania license plate with a honoring women veterans logo on the left.

An Honoring Our Women Veterans registration plate that costs $35, of which $15 will be paid to the Veterans Trust Fund and shall be used for programs and resources that assist women veterans.

Also available are five new military plates. Most military plates require certification that an applicant has received a particular honor or served in a particular military conflict.

  • Soldiers Medal. This registration plate is available for a fee of $20 and is for passenger cars or trucks with a registered gross weight of not more than 14,000 pounds.
  • Veterans of an Allied Foreign Country. This registration plate will be available for passenger cars or trucks with a registered gross weight of not more than 14,000 pounds and the fee for the plate is $20.
  • Purple Heart Medal motorcycle registration plate. This is available for motorcycles only. It costs $11.
  • Legion of Merit. This registration plate costs $20 and is available for passenger cars or trucks with a registered gross weight of not more than 14,000 pounds.
  • Historic Military Vehicle registration plate. The Historic Military Vehicle registration plate is for vehicles that were manufactured for use in any country's military forces and are maintained to represent the vehicle's military design and markings accurately. This plate is available for both historic military vehicles and historic military motorcycles. The fee for either military vehicle or motorcycle plates is $75.

Additional information to include eligibility requirements and images of a variety of registration plates are available in the Registration Plates section of the Driver & Vehicle Services website.

Standard Pennsylvania yellow and blue license plate with a Soldiers Medal logo on the left.
Standard Pennsylvania yellow and blue license plate with a Veterans of an Allied Foreign Country logo on the left.
Standard Pennsylvania yellow and blue motorcycle license plate with a Purple Heart logo on the left.
Standard Pennsylvania yellow and blue license plate with a Legion of Merit logo on the left.


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