The state is now requiring license plates that can only be used to identify people or vehicles.
And now, you might have to drive with a plate number that you know can’t be used.
State licensing officials say this new rule will make driving safer for drivers.
The state’s Department of Transportation said it will make it harder for license plate thieves to obtain plates, and will be able to check for a license number that is unique to a vehicle.
The license plate system, also known as a photo ID, is a common way for people to prove who they are.
The plates, which are printed on a paper strip, are then scanned at the DMV to identify a vehicle, which can be used by a police officer or sheriff’s deputy to determine if a vehicle is stolen.
The change to the system, which will take effect in 2019, will allow drivers to have a personalized license plate, but it will only work for the first year.
In the first two years, drivers will only be able use their personalized license plates on certain routes, like Interstate 40.
A spokesperson for the DMV told CBS News the new rule was implemented to “increase safety” for motorists.
“The new rule does not allow the plates to be used for any other purpose,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
“It will not be allowed to be placed on a vehicle by anyone other than the owner.”
The spokesperson added that the DMV has already received more than 2 million requests for personalized licenseplates.
In order to get a personalized plate, drivers must prove they’re a resident of the state.
The DMV said in its statement that if a driver does not provide proof of residency, then the DMV will not issue a personalized plates license plate.
A few states already have similar requirements, and they’ve been implemented to help protect people who may not be able get a license plates plate from criminals.
In California, people who do not have proof of residence can still get a plate by having a valid driver’s license or ID card.
But in Arizona, it’s only a requirement for people who are not a U.S. citizen.