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State Offers Specialized License Plate Promoting Bike Safety

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A new specialty license plate could help promote a serious safety message.

North Carolina is accepting applications for the new "Share the Road" license plate.

A copy of the application is available at the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation's

Web site

or by calling the N.C. DBPT at (919) 733-2804.

Each costs $50 with $20 going toward bicycle education and safety initiatives.

A portion of the sales will be used to provide helmets for disadvantaged children.

Approximately 4 million North Carolinians own a bike.

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