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New License Plates Promote “Sharing the Road” for Bicycles, Cars

Aurora, IL, July 15, 2012 --( A new specialty license plate promoting the need for motorists and bicyclists to “Share the Road” has debuted on Illinois streets.

The turquoise plate has the silhouette of a bicyclist along with a simulated yellow caution “Share the Road” street sign. The text: "Same Rights, Same Rules" runs along the bottom of the plate.

More than 1,300 pairs of the specialty plates have already been delivered and are on cars throughout the state. Personalized and specialty plates are currently in production with some already arriving on cars as well.

“Sharing the road is a two-way street -- Bicyclists and drivers need to each do their part,” said Ed Barsotti, executive director of the League of Illinois Bicyclists, the statewide group that proposed the plates. “The new plates help deliver that message.” Additionally, funds generated will be used for the League’s cyclist and motorist education efforts, such as children and adult bike safety information, driver’s education class materials, an online certification website, and police resources.

Random, personalized and vanity plates can now be ordered through the Secretary of State’s office. The League receives $17 of the first year’s incremental cost of $51 for random plates; and, $20 of the $22 fee each year the plate is renewed. For more information on the plates, visit
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League of Illinois Bicyclists
Gina Kenny
(708) 334-2244

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