DMV working to replace Confederate flag license plates

DMV working to replace Confederate flag license plates

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles says redesigned license plates are coming for the hundreds of Virginia drivers whose license plates currently feature the Confederate flag.

The spokesperson said the agency is working with the Sons of Confederate Veterans to design new license plates. Drivers who order the current Confederate flag plates will receive the new plates when they are issued. As for the 1,677 drivers currently driving with Confederate flag plates, DMV will be sending replacements once the new design is approved.

As license plates are considered state property, the DMV said drivers will be expected to return the discontinued license plates once their replacements arrive.

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