Written by Jon Schmitz on .

License for vanity

Wouldn't it be nice if before you sent in your $20 for a vanity license plate you could find out if your first choice was available?

Well, U R N LUCK.

"Pennsylvanians have requested that the option to check personalized license plate availability be added to our increasing list of online driver and vehicle services," said Kurt J. Myers, PennDOT's deputy secretary for safety administration. "We are listening to our customers and are pleased to add this online service."

You can go here to find out more.

PennDOT says there are about 276,000 vanity plates in use in the state, but that doesn't mean all the good ones are taken.

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