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With peeling plates around every corner, NYS still ‘monitoring’ their production

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Drivers are seeing peeling plates around every corner, from parking lots to stop lights.

It’s not just the white plates where the problem began. Now, the newer yellow plates seem just as bad.

The Your Stories team first investigated peeling plates in 2013.

Based on the number of calls and emails that still come into the Your Stories team, we reached out to the DMV about the continuing problem.

A spokesperson responds: “Generally, plates that are older are more likely to be subject to peeling. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, which contracts with vendors to produce license plates, continues to monitor the situation.”

The DMV also reminds drivers of the process to replace them. 

Customers can visit a DMV office or call the Custom Plates Unit at 1-518-402-4838 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and a DMV representative will walk them through the process. There is a minimal fee for customers who want to keep their existing plate number.

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