Emergency and state agency license plates get a makeover

License plates on emergency and state agency vehicles are getting a make-over.

Governor Cuomo announced the new-look plates Thursday, which are red and will give the vehicles immediate access to locations affected during a state emergency.

â??New York has lived through the new reality of repeated extreme weather and natural disasters and we are reimagining every part of how our state responds so that when the next storm comes, we are ready,â?? Governor Cuomo said. â??We are distributing the new red emergency license plates to local governments and agencies free of charge to help prioritize response efforts statewide. This will help law enforcement and first responders respond faster and keep New Yorkers safe when the worst happens.â??

You may start to see the new plates on the roads soon, as applications are already being processed.