Illinois’ new Share the Road specialty license plate has debuted, with a goal of reducing car-bicycle conflicts. The plate has a simulated “Share the Road” sign with the image of a car and cyclist, along with the text “Same Rights, Same Rules.” The League of Illinois Bicyclists proposed the new license plates. The organization’s executive director, Ed Barsotti, says sharing the road “is a two-way street,” and cyclists and drivers need to each do their part.
The Secretary of State has already delivered more than 1,300 pairs of the new plates. Funds generated will be used for the League’s educational materials for both bicyclists and motorists. For more information, please see the full text of the news release below. The release is also available in Microsoft document and PDF versions. The license plate image is available on our website here. Contact LIB executive director Ed Barsotti at email@example.com or (630) 978-0583 for additional information. You can also contact LIB program manager Gina Kenny at (708) 334-2244 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like any additional information.
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