Car dealers are OK with an impending change in state law to ban fat-bordered frames that obscure the state name and other important ID info on license plates (see today's Road Worrier column with reader comments).
"We've got a lot of dealers who buy those frames in bulk," said Robert Glaser, president of the N.C. Automobile Dealers Association. His comments got trimmed out of today's print edition, because we were short on space. "We just want enough time to allow the dealer to prepare to comply with the law."
Glaser said he checked with his counterparts in Arizona. They adjusted without serious pain to similar legislation last year.
Rep. Nelson Cole, himself a retired auto dealer, is pushing the North Carolina legislation to make license plates legible, and it includes a one-year grace period.
But car dealers aren't the only ones who will be affected. College alumni groups and sports booster clubs like to use these fat frames, too. Watch out, Wolfpackers.