Nebraska Changes Some License Plates to Prevent Erroneous Toll Bills from Other States

The Columbus Telegram (Columbus, NE) reports, “The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles announced steps to protect Nebraska residents from receiving erroneous notices of outstanding tolls and fines from out-of-state government agencies. The current county-specific license plates issued for farm and commercial vehicles contain a numerical sequence that may be the same on more than five different plate types.” The report adds that the state will eliminate about 500,000 duplicate plate numbers by adding an alpha character to license number designations beginning next year. The state’s action is prompted by the proliferation of electronic toll and parking fee collection systems.