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Share the Road Plates

by Ruth Kaser for NE Ohio Tidbits for Cyclers

Do you drive a car? Do you ride a bicycle on the road? Do you have friends or employees that are cyclists? The state of Ohio offers a special license plate for cyclists and friends of cycling. This license plate can be a unique gift idea for a friend, an employee or yourself!

On Wednesday, December 22, 2004, Governor Bob Taft signed the Share the Road license plate into law as part of House Bill 406. This law culminates five years of efforts by the Ohio Bicycle Federation to create an auto license plate which will publicize the importance of motorists sharing Ohio’s roads with bicyclists.

Get your SHARE THE ROAD plates before it is too late..310 license plates have been sold in 2012 through February 25th.

Goal: To sell 1000 plates each calendar year. Why this goal? Because the State of Ohio will cease issuing the license plates unless 1,000 are sold each calendar year, January 1 through December 31. Thus, to insure future availability, the Ohio Bicycle Federation has set this annual goal. The funds generated by the sale of this plates are used for publication of the valuable bicycling safety pamphlet, Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts. So it’s important for all of us to buy or renew the special plates, and encourage others to do likewise.

As it is a special plate there is an additional cost over the standard renewal fee, however please consider supporting bicyclist/motorist education by purchasing this license plate. The Ohio Bicycle Federation reports for the years 2005 through 2010 there were a total of 10,496 Share the Road plates sold. There was a record 2413 plates sold in 2011!

For more information, please visit: https://www.oplates.com/ or www.ohiobike.org

Or pedal to your local deputy registrar.

Or call 1-800-589-8247.

Share the Road License Plate

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