Iowa DOT plans cuts to confidential license plates program

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Posted: Friday, October 4, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Transportation is planning to rescind some 3,200 license plates issued to government agencies that have a special confidential status and reissue only those that are justified for sensitive work, a spokeswoman said Friday.

Gov. Terry Branstad ordered the DOT in July to conduct a review aimed at reducing the number of such plates, which allow their drivers to avoid tickets from speed and red light cameras. The order came after The Associated Press reported about the widespread uses of the plates, which had been issued to more than 350 local, state and federal agencies.

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