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AAA Reminds Motorist to Prepare for Out-of-State Stops

Tips on how to remove those “sticky” license plate stickers

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As we approach the holiday travel season, many families will set out on out-of-state road trips. Drivers should be prepared in the event that they are pulled over for what may appear to be expired registration stickers.

The close of 2016 marked the end of receiving license plate stickers for Pennsylvania motorists when renewing vehicle registrations. Although some law enforcement agencies in surrounding states have been informed, there remains the possibility of motorists with outdated stickers being pulled over.

“One way to avoid the possible inconvenience of being pulled over by law enforcement is to remove the outdated sticker on your plate,” says Theresa Podguski, Director of Legislative Affairs AAA East Central. “It can be a tough task, but we do offer some removal tips.”

How to Remove License Plate Stickers:

  • Apply heat with heat gun or hair dryer, set on low.
  • Use a razor blade (preferably plastic) to loosen corner.
  • Carefully run the razor blade beneath sticker as you peel.
  • Use a wet sponge to remove some of the tough adhesive and continue to peel.
  • Clean remaining residue with window cleaner, rubbing alcohol, or adhesive remover.

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Jim Garrity, Public & Community Relations Manager
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