New Ohio drivers license and plates unveiled

New drivers license designed by students at the Columbus College of Art & Design. / Columbus College of Art & Design

Pink driver identification cards and scenic plates are out. Governor John R. Kasich and Columbus College of Art and Design unveiled Monday the newly designed Ohio driver TMs license and plates. Both plate and ID feature similar attributes with a red wide V top and white body. The new licenses and identification cards will be distinctly different in design from the traditional license, said Mike Rankin, Bureau of Motor Vehicles Registrar. It TMs no secret that Governor Kasich disliked the current pink license. In May 2011 speech, the Columbus Dispatch reported the governor suddenly going off topic about the current ID. "Oh by the way, we're going to eliminate the pink drivers license, just as a side note," Kasich said, drawing laughter. "I just got mine the other day and it's going." The new plates will be available to the public December 2012, and the new drivers license will be available in January of 2013.