The Maine chickadee license plates have been in use for practically 25 years.
The Bureau of Motor Autos mentioned these outdated plates trigger a public security concern, with many plates deteriorating past recognition.
Michael Cahill thought he had no points along with his chickadee plates, till he checked Wednesday.
“I’ve had the plates since 2011. The rear one is beginning to deteriorate. The entrance one appears tremendous,” Cahill mentioned.
At a public listening to on Wednesday, Mainers talked a few invoice that requires the chickadee plate to get replaced with the 1901 state flag. It’s a inexperienced pine tree and navy blue star. The underside would nonetheless learn “Vacationland.”
“No, I don’t suppose it’s a good suggestion. I believe it’s actually, quite uninteresting. Nothing in opposition to that flag, however we don’t have that flag as our state flag. So I keep on with the chickadee,” Maine resident Andrea Gelder mentioned.
Gelder and Ginny Fischer mentioned they need the chickadee to remain and that it represents the state to a “T.”
“I believe the chickadee license plate is great. It actually represents Maine. The chickadee is the Maine state chook,” Gelder mentioned.
If the chickadee plates get changed, there could be no further prices to Mainers once they get their new plates.
“I imply in the event that they need to change it to the flag, that may sort of be cool I suppose,” Cahill mentioned.
If handed, the brand new plates could be issued to Mainers who’ve automobiles registered between spring 2025 to spring 2026.