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Emergency vehicles to get new 'red letter' license plates

Updated: 04/03/2014 5:57 PM
Created: 04/03/2014 1:19 PM WNYT.com
By: Ben Gorenstein

The familiar color scheme of New York State license plates will soon change for emergency vehicles.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday they will soon have red letters.

The new plates will also have an “EM” sticker to help identify them.

The cars must be registered or controlled in the name of the agency or locality -- which will also be prominently displayed.

There will be no charge for the new plates.

However, the new plates will cost $9.75 to make for a total cost of $48,750 to the state.

This is what the new license plates will look like.
Photo: Gov. Cuomo's Office

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