Ohio’s new license plate design becomes standard Wednesday


TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The new Ohio license plate design, which caught the attention of people on social media shortly after its introduction, becomes the new state standard from Wednesday.

The “Sunrise in Ohio” design features a skyline, a farm field, a waterway, hills and features a child swinging from a tree near a dog to represent future generations of the state.

But it was the plane atop the license plate, intended to honor the Wright brothers of Dayton, that forced the state to call a last-minute beep.

A banner hanging from the plane that read, “The Birthplace of Aviation” was on the wrong side of the plane in the original design. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles recognized the error, but not before they started printing plates.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation scoffed at the mistake on social media and said, “You all leave Ohio alone. They wouldn’t know. They weren’t there.

This is the first time that the Ohio standard license plate has been changed since 2013. Four other new standard models have been introduced in the past 20 years.

The “Sunrise in Ohio” plaque will be available to drivers online at bmv.ohio.gov Wednesday, December 29 and at all local offices of the Deputy Registrar.

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