Texas going back to 'classic' license plates

The "The Texas Classic," the new general-issue license plate (Texas Department of Motor Vehicles)

July 17, 2012 3:40:39 AM PDT
The state is bringing back a classic look on the roads. Soon, you'll be able to get the old style black and white license plates for your car.

The 'classic' plate is the standard white plate, with black lettering. It's a general issue, so you can request it.

The black and white plate will display the same information as the standard color plates, but before the new plates go into circulation, county tax offices need to get rid of all their other inventory first.

The new plates also come with a security feature. Two new high-visibility security threads on the new classic plates join existing holograms, making it easier for officers to spot legitimate plates.

More information on license plates, including The Texas Classic, is available at www.TxDMV.gov.