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Show Your Bike Pride with Help from Our Concierge Service!

Buy a “Share The Road” License Plate, Get a Free One-Year Membership**

Your Share the Road specialty license plate supports safety education statewide to help people cooperate in safe interactions as they bike, drive, and walk.

**Free Membership Offer with purchase of Share the Road plate is limited to First-Time Member/Supporter who is new to WA Bikes. We’ll need you to also let us know your new Share the Road license plate number in order to confirm purchase. Thanks!

How to Purchase a Washington “Share the Road” License Plate

1. Tell us you want to get your Share the Road plate! You can e-mail jack@wabikes.org or call 206-224-9252, ext. 308 Mon-Fri from 9-5 pm.

2. We need the following information to complete your application (You can e-mail us a picture of your vehicle registration, which contains everything we need, or if you’d prefer to do-it-yourself, you can go here before contacting us):

a)  Current address, phone, and e-mail

b) Washington plate number

c) Vehicle identification number (last 4 digits only)

d) Car make and year

3. We’ll send you the completed application for you to sign. Select method of payment: 1) check made out to DOL.  Cost is $72.75 for cars/trucks, $54.75 for motorcycles, and $60.75 for trailers, OR 2) if it’s more convenient to use a credit card, there will be an additional $2 processing fee (cost will show as a charge to Washington Bikes if you use a credit card).

4. You send us the signed application and payment to DOL if you use a check.

5. You’ll get a temporary plate first from our licensing partner, then your new permanent Share the Road plates arrive via U.S. mail in 2-3 weeks.

Additional Benefits of “Share the Road” license plate purchase

Personalize your Share the Road Plate

Washington state Share the Road license plate supports bicycle safety education

If you carry bikes on your car with a rack, carry them on your license plate too. Washington Bikes: Even the cars say so!

Already have a Share the Road license plate? Now you can personalize your plate instead of just being a number. To find out what you can put on your plate and how to get it, check out the Department of Licensing FAQ page.

FAQs

Still have questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Washington Bikes, bikeinfo@wabikes.org.

We Love Pictures!

Send us a photo of your Share the Road license plate, or tag #WAbikes if you share it via Instagram. Your plate could grace a brochure, presentation, or Web page.

Safety and Education Programs Supported by Share the Road License Plate Revenue

Your tax-deductible donation — $28 of every license plate purchase or renewal — supports a variety of our safety and education programs.

These revenues have helped to fund:

  1. Curriculum development for statewide driver’s education testing programs, used both by Department of Licensing (DOL) and Office of Public Instruction (OSPI), to ensure all new drivers are educated about how to share the road with motorists and pedestrians. Both cyclist and pedestrian-related issues are addressed in the 16 test questions that make up a part of the driver’s exam. In 2011, more than 264,000 applicants completed the test.
  2. Driver’s education materials used for drivers taking remedial driver training due to a traffic infraction.
  3. Creation and distribution of educational DVDs, a slideshow, and pamphlets and magnets detailing Rules of the Road for bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists, and shared-use trails.
  4. Safety and education instruction offered by Washington Bikes staff at schools, businesses and communities around the state.
  5. A pocket guide to Washington bike laws — thousands have been distributed through bike shops, events, and clubs and through workplaces and schools. (Want one? Email info@WAbikes.org to request.)

LEARN MORE about the history of the Share the Road license plate and how it came to be….

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