This just in from Gov. Bill Richardson's office: New Mexican drivers will get to choose between the traditional license plate and the new turquoise one. According to the press release:
About 77-percent of the 8,846 people who cast a vote during the month-long on-line voting, said they want to keep license plates – giving drivers a choice between the yellow plate and the new turquoise plate. About 23-percent wanted the new turquoise plate to be the only standard official license plate.
But no one, it seems, wanted to just junk the turquoise plate.
“The people have spoken. They have not only welcomed the new Centennial license plate, but have a very nostalgic attachment to the classic yellow plate,” Richardson says via e-mailed press release. “Therefore, I am directing the Motor Vehicle Division to issue both the old yellow and the new turquoise as New Mexico's standard official license plates.”