An Extra Cost for Some Ohio Drivers

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Changes at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will have some Ohio drivers dipping even further into their wallets.

Starting Thursday, a personalized license plate will cost an additional $50 a year.

That's up from the old fee of $35.

The rate increase is something that some Ohioans say will make them think twice before renewing or adding a special message to their vehicle.

"That's quite a bit for one individual increase. I think when it comes time to renew my plates next September, I'll probably reconsider. I'll definitely give it some more thought," Christy Hockenberry, who has a personalized license plate, said.

The Ohio BMV is also raising fees on temporary tags and vision screenings.

The BMV says the extra charges are to help support the Ohio Highway Patrol.

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