• Temporary plates in SC get upgrade to help police track crimes


    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Temporary license plates are set to change in South Carolina, making it easier for police to track cars used in crimes or hit-and-run incidents.

    Currently, paper tags in the Palmetto State only have details on when the plate expires. Residents purchasing a new vehicle will get a trackable paper plate.

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    The new paper tags are available immediately but become mandatory on November 11.

    That will allow police agencies to more easily identify the owner of the vehicle.

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