License Plate Update
Posted on September 17, 2012 by Administrator
When we originally started taking applications for the licence plate we didn’t anticipate it would take this long in light of the tragidies we have had in Utah. When the Trooper plate was introduced it took …a couple years to get their 500 appications and we thought for sure ours would happen easily in six months. Two months ago we announced that at that time it appeared our plate would be a “limited edition plate” only 500 cars in Utah would get them. It was at that time we were flooded with requests for “spots to be held” for a forthcoming application to meet the 500 plate limit. A month after that was received funding to make the plate available statewide and forever in Utah. THIS IS GREAT, however the mentality seems to be that they will just get the new plate when renewal time comes. This practive WON’T help us reach the still required 500 minimum to start production of the plates. This isn’t a number that is being imposed that can change, it is clearly written in Utah Code. SO….in tallying we had a group that promised 40 + applications and ended up sending in about 12, some other groups sent in varying numbers of applications to the spots held. That and people have moved, sold a vehicle, and a few actually backed out. We are in need of approximately 75 applications to date. We have over 1000 people following this page, but somehow can’t get 500 applications. The new law is frustrating and there is no way around it currently. Danny Driggs has contacted multiple media outlets and is working on some press releases, articles, whatever we can do to get the final push for numbers. WHAT YOU CAN DO IS PLEASE spread the word. Text it, tweet it, Facebook status update it! We need all the help we can get. For more information contact Danny Driggs at 801-528-2544 or e-mail me at email@example.com
. or Janet Thorsted at 801-643-9178 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Make sure you let them know that it’s not just for law enforcment but for anyone supporting the law enforcment mission. This plate is the perfect way for anyone to show their support for those who gave all!
WE HAVE inquired to banking institutions regarding checks coming up on being six-months old. We have been told that the checks can now be honored up to 12 months in Utah. If your plates needed renewed at ANY TIME during this process, you renew them as usual. ONCE WE DO REACH 500, the plates go into production which could take another month. The plates AND new decal stickers will then be mailed to the address where the vehicle is registered. I hope this has answered all those lingering questions and concerns and please feel free to contact me with any specific concerns. Janet Thorsted cell/text 801-643-9178
THE LINK TO THE FORMS, COST and MAILING INFORMATION IS AT: http://www.utahsfallen.org/archives/2287/