Ohio corrects mistake on state’s new license plate
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Ohio revised its new standard license plate after people on social media found a glaring mistake in the original design.
On Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Registrar Charlie Norman unveiled the “Sunshine in Ohio” plate.
At the top of the plate is where some on social media noticed something was not “Wright.”
The Wright brothers’ Wright Flyer is flying through the air with a banner reading, “Birthplace of Aviation.”
The problem - some Twitter users pointed out - the plane is backward.
The banner is actually attached to the front of the plane instead of the rear.
Hours after the unveiling, the Ohio Department of Public Safety acknowledged the mistake in a statement to FOX19 NOW.
“We are aware that the plane on the new Ohio license plate unveiled this morning was oriented in the wrong direction,” the statement reads in part.
They sent a revised image, saying the correct design will be the one reflected on all the new plates.
The 35,000 plates that had already been printed will be recycled, according to our media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The new plate will be available to drivers on Dec. 29.
“We wanted Ohio’s new license plate to reflect the heart and soul of our state and to encapsulate where we’ve been, who we are, and where we’re going,” said Gov. DeWine. “The imagery on our new license plate symbolizes what makes Ohio beautiful, unique, and extraordinary.”
Ohio has had four new standard license plate designs over the past 20 years: the “Bicentennial” plate in 2001, the “Sunburst” plate in 2003, the “Beautiful Ohio” plate in 2009, and the “Ohio Pride” plate in 2013.
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