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Old 10-01-06, 11:25 PM   #1
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Florida has a new tag...

I was pissin around on the FL gov site(s) and I came across the new license tag available...I posted awhile back another FL tag, and people didn't respond to well to it. How is this one?

http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intrane...ltytags/a.cfm?

If there was a nationwide effort to promote cycling, I think this might go a long way...What do you think?
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Old 10-02-06, 12:00 AM   #2
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http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intrane...gs/a.cfm?id=76

Sorry. Wrong ending.....
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Old 10-02-06, 12:03 AM   #3
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I think some tags like this promote cycling. Any others??
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Old 10-02-06, 05:31 AM   #4
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I think some tags like this promote cycling. Any others??
I see Fl has pulled in $603,975.00 on this plate over the years. How much of that goes to bicycling advocacy?

Ohio has a 'Share the Road" plate but it's pretty whimpy. I can see paying a one time fee but paying a renewal every year is too much. http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/vehicle_regi...e_the_road.htm

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Old 10-02-06, 05:32 AM   #5
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Well, the guy's got good lane positioning.
Looks like it's generated $600K or so for bike advocacy. It'd be interesting to find out what it had been used for.
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Old 10-02-06, 05:55 AM   #6
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Check my avater, as South Carolina has one too, but officaly belonging to the Palmetto Cycling Coalition. I think it is the second most selling specility plate. The few things I've seen with the funds from it are more "Share the Road" signs and more bike lanes.
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Wish we had one of those in Michigan
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FL has a new motor vehicle law as well. All drivers must stay 3' away from cyclist or risk a ticket. We will see how well they communicate and enforce this law. BTW - I have the old STR licence plate and I like it better than the new one.
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great, it's got an image of a cyclist riding in front of a car that's about to run him off the road.
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FL has a new motor vehicle law as well. All drivers must stay 3' away from cyclist or risk a ticket. We will see how well they communicate and enforce this law. BTW - I have the old STR licence plate and I like it better than the new one.

I agree. The cyclist looks like a space alien, ET on a bike.

Any ideas for witty personalized plates?
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... Any ideas for witty personalized plates?
Two of the guys who work in my 11-person department, a manager and an engineer, are avid mountain bikers. Bill, the manager, has personalized plates, "MTN BKR B."
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I saw one this morning "LIK 2BIK"
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I see Fl has pulled in $603,975.00 on this plate over the years. How much of that goes to bicycling advocacy?

Ohio has a 'Share the Road" plate but it's pretty whimpy. I can see paying a one time fee but paying a renewal every year is too much. http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/vehicle_regi...e_the_road.htm

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The money is not just for this plate. FL has had different share the road plates over the years (see stonecrd's post). Does Cleveland still have a team?? I thought they got bumped down to arena football...
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<snip> Does Cleveland still have a team?? I thought they got bumped down to arena football...
We not only still have a team, we have won one in a row!
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check out the bike florida website. I did that ride this year and they talked about how the money is used. However, as a resident of WI I didn't pay much attention to it.
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