Merski to host license plate legibility/replacement event this Saturday, Oct. 7

Event to be co-hosted with the Pennsylvania State Police

ERIE, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Bob Merski will co-host a drive-through event this Saturday, Oct. 7 to help motorists learn whether they need a new license plate and to help them apply for a free replacement if it is determined to be illegible.

Merski, D-Erie, said the event – which he is co-hosting with Pennsylvania State Police Troop E – will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old Kmart plaza located at 4401 Buffalo Road.

A license plate is deemed illegible and in need of replacement when one or more numbers or letters cannot be recognized from 50 feet away, or if the plate is blistered, peeling, discolored or loses reflectivity, according to the state Transportation Department.

Merski said, “Our office prides itself on providing outstanding constituent service, and this weekend’s license plate replacement event is another example of making state government conveniently accessible to the residents of Erie.

“Our commonwealth’s law enforcement work tirelessly each day to ensure everyone’s collective safety on our roadways, and ensuring motorists’ license plates are legible allows them to concentrate their efforts on other safety issues pertaining to vehicular travel,” he said. 

Anyone with questions should call Merski’s office at 814-455-6319.