Maryland unveils new license plates

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan unveils the state's new license plate design. (Photo courtesy Maryland governor's office)
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan unveils the state’s new license plate design. (Photo courtesy Maryland governor’s office)

Maryland's new license plate design. (Photo courtesy Maryland governor's office)
Maryland’s new license plate design. (Photo courtesy Maryland governor’s office)

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan unveils the state's new license plate design. (Photo courtesy Maryland governor's office)
Maryland's new license plate design. (Photo courtesy Maryland governor's office)

WASHINGTON — Starting next month, Maryland motorists can show off their state pride with a new set of license plates.

Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled the state’s new standard-issue license plate design during a news conference Tuesday. The new plates, which will be available starting Sept. 26, feature the state’s signature black, gold, red and white flag.

Earlier this year, Maryland began issuing redesigned driver’s licenses that also feature a Maryland flag design.

Hogan said it was his idea to use the flag design on the new plates and that he was personally involved in the design process.

The new design replaces standard issue plates that commemorate the War of 1812 that were first rolled out starting in 2010.

Hogan also announced Tuesday a $5 million, four-year study into building another Chesapeake Bay crossing to ease traffic congestion.

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