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.READ MORE: Business Owners In South Florida Say They're Struggling To Get Employees Back To Work
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.READ MORE: ‘Pretty Big Pay Package’: Broward School Board Negotiates $743K Exit Deal For Embattled Supt. Robert Runcie
The economy and fewer registered vehicles are among possible factors.
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