Specialty License Plate Sales Slide

TAMPA (CBS4) – Could it be another sign of our economic times – sales of specialty license plates in Florida are on the decline.

According to The Tampa Tribune 1.4 million specialty plates were sold in 2010, compared to 1.6 million the year before.

Just two of the top 60 plates saw an increase: “In God We Trust,” which sold more than 6,000 in 2010, and the Miami Heat plate, which sold 21,600.

Ann Howard, a spokeswoman for the Department of Safety and Motor Vehicles, said it’s difficult to determine exactly why sales are falling.

The economy and fewer registered vehicles are among possible factors.

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  • Phil Landers

    I have the “Save our Seas” plate with a “Satan is my Navigator” frame. 100% fact 8-D


    I have the “CHOOSE LIFE” license plate, with the “IN GOD WE TRUST, UNITED WE STAND” frame. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  • Phil Landers

    And I bet my car is 10x cooler and faster than yours monotheocratic zealot. Difference is I believe in neither but I do believe that saving the seas is more devine than saving souls. Praise Jezeus! Btw you are exactly why I got that frame . . . . Humorless.

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