Plan for new Florida license plates put on hold

Flat plates easier to read by cameras

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Proposed changes in the Florida license plates and how they are distributed are on hold to consider new information and opposition from tax collectors.

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles on Tuesday withdrew its request for approval of the plans by Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet.

The agency wants the plates redesigned to make it easier for toll and red light cameras to read them.

Executive Director Julie Jones says she wants to resolve tax collectors' worries about the option of a private contractor handling distribution now done by their offices.

Jones also says she's been assured by the state's prison industry agency, which makes the current raised letter and number tags, that it can produce the proposed flat tags.

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