AAA expert warns drivers about peeling license plates

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — If your license plate looks like it’s peeling or unreadable, you might need a replacement, or you could face up to a $100 fine.

Jim Garrity from AAA says here’s what you need to know when it’s time to get a new plate.

“One or more of the numbers or letters can’t be recognized within 50 feet away or if your registration plate has any blistering, peeling, discoloration or loss of reflectivity.”

If your plate is showing these signs, the next step is to go to PennDOT’s website and print out a form for a free replacement plate. Then go to your local police department and have them inspect the plate. It’s a tedious task, which is why AAA is having events where an actual officer can inspect your plate.

In a half-hour Wednesday, 11 News spotted five people who needed new plates at the AAA event in Robinson.

AAA says that two Fridays from now, there will be another event like this on June 3 at the AAA South Hills location on Fort Couch Road, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.