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Florida License Plates May Get a Facelift

The proposed Florida license plate will be easier to read in an effort to crack down on toll booth runners.

Currently, state tags have raised letters and numbers. The new tags would be completely flat.  

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles hopes it will make the tags easier to read. The state loses about $7 million a year from toll booth runners with hard-to-read tags.  

But department spokeswoman Kirsten Olsen-Doolan says revenue isn't the only reason to switch to the new plates. 

"You want to catch people there may be outstanding warrants on, suspended licenses, Amber and Silver Alerts, and child predators," Doolan says. 

The public will be able to vote on their favorite tag designs.  

Specialty tags will not be affected by the changes.