Efforts are underway to get MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING license plates back on Tennessee vehicles.
Back in 2016, the group lost their specialty license plates after drivers failing to purchase the required minimum number to keep the plates in circulation. However, State Senator Paul Bailey has granted MADD Tennessee another chance.
The Sparta, Tennessee Republican state senator said, "If MADD can pre-sell 1,000 plates before June 30, 2019, the design will be back in circulation."
It is daunting challenge, but more is at stake than just a decorative license plate.
MADD Board Member Norris Skelley notes, "Our plates serve as rolling billboards to bring awareness to the issue drunk and/or drugged driving--and what better place to have a message regarding highway safety? Not only do these license plates raise awareness, but the proceeds MADD receives from each plate helps fund their Victim Services Program--which provides help to those that have been affected by impaired driving--at no cost to the victims and their families. It is a critical source of funding that was lost when the plates were discontinued."
Specialty plates cost an extra $35.00 each year in Tennessee. Anyone interested in pre-ordering a MADD plate should visit tnmaddplates.com and sign up. When the minimum of 1,000 pre-orders has been reached, then the $35 per plate will be due.
Skelley concluded, "Our plates are used to raised awareness about drunk/drugged driving, raise necessary funding for victim services and to honor victims of impaired driving crashes."
For more information regarding MADD Tennessee specialty license plates, contact Norris Skelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-261-4168.