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February 20, 2018
Voting Now Open in DMV's License Plate Design Contest
Public can vote from February 20 to March 20

RICHMOND – Online voting is now open in the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) Take Action Against Distraction License Plate Design Contest.

The public has eight different license plate design concepts, created by Virginia high school students, from to which to choose. "We want the public to take an active role in battling distracted driving," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "One of these plates will be instrumental in helping raise awareness about this important issue."

The creator of the winning license plate design concept will receive a $1,000 prize, courtesy of AAA Mid- Atlantic, sponsor of the Take Action Against Distraction License Plate Design Contest.

"All eight of the license plate designs promote this important message," said Georjeane Blumling, Vice President of Public Affairs for AAA Tidewater. "AAA is proud to partner with DMV for this effort to bring distracted driving issues to the forefront."

To vote, visit Voting opens February 20 and runs through March 20. Anyone is welcome to vote. One vote can be cast once every 24 hours.

For more information on the Take Action Against Distraction License Plate Design Contest – including how to vote and resources on distracted driving, visit


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Date: February 20, 2018
Contact: Brandy Brubaker
(804) 367-6834