New Oregon license plates made to be more reflective

Oregon license plates are now easier to read.

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017 6:12 AM
Updated: Oct. 14, 2017 6:12 AM

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon license plates are becoming more reflective, making it easier to read.

The Department of Motor Vehicles will start issuing the standard tree plates with a new more reflective background in October. The new plates will first appear starting with plate number 001 KJW.

In addition to being more reflective, the new plates are more secure and durable than previous plates. There are also new features on the plates. There is an outline of the state of Oregon on the left and two letters printed vertically on the far right. The two letters identify the month and year the sheet was made.

Other plate types will be converted in the future.

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