By Linda Lee

This would sure make the job for a police officer much easier, and what a great idea!South Carolina may soon lead the way into the future with electronic license plates for cars and trucks. Using technology similar to what is seen on digital readers like the Amazon Kindle, these new license plates would be capable of dynamically changing from normal numbers and letters to a word like SUSPENDED, UNINSURED or STOLEN!

Both passing motorists and police would be able to read the plate’s message, and the designers say warning messages could be in bright red or made to flash.

Of course, this technology cannot be cheap, so I am sure the cost of upgrading license plates to the electronic version would be passed on to the motorist when you renew your plates each year. But it seems to me, that it would be in our best interests to buck up and pay the additional cost, which could very well protect us in the event our vehicle was stolen! It seems like it could be a great deterrent and put a huge dent in the number of vehicles that are stolen each and every year too. Which could lead to lowing car insurance rates too.

What do you think about this technology? Are you in favor of electronic license plates like the ones SC is considering?

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