New Yorkers Oppose New License Plate Requirement
New Yorkers oppose the recently announced requirement that motorists must turn in their license plates that are more than ten years old and replace them with new ones by a 2-to-1 margin.
That's according to a new poll from the Siena Research Institute.
75 percent of New York residents surveyed think the $25 license replacement fee is unfair.
Ten percent of New Yorkers said they voted in the recent online poll to select a new license plate design and another third say they were aware of the poll but didn't vote.
“New Yorkers of every stripe – regardless of party, region, gender, race, or age – oppose the new requirement to surrender license plates that are at least a decade old for newly designed state license plates. Opposition is smaller with Democrats, New York City voters, and black, Latino and younger voters, however, a majority or plurality of each of those groups oppose this new requirement on motorists,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.