'Keep Kids Safe' license plate in danger

EUGENE, Ore. - A license plate the sales of which benefit the Children's Trust Fund of Oregon is in danger of being discontinued.The Keep Kids Safe debuted in October 2012. As of Monday, Oregon DMV had sold 443 of the first 700 sets produced.The plates need to hit a 500-set minimum by October 31 to remain active.If DMV doesn't sell another 57 sets of the plates by then, the plate will go inactive and DMV will sell through the remainder of the initial 700-plate run, explained David J. House with the Oregon DOT.Changes in license plate printing technology have allowed Oregon to produce dozens of different specialty license plates in recent years.If the Keep Kids Safe plate does go inactive, it won't be alone, House said. The following group plates that are inactive but we are still selling until DMV runs out:Paralyzed VetsOregon State ElksLions Club of AmericaOregon AgricultureUniversity of PortlandWillamette UniversityOregon Masonic FamilyEastern Oregon University Other group plates have gone inactive and are no longer available:Pearl HarborSupport Our TroopsChosen FewVolunteer FirefightersOregon DonorGeorge Fox CollegeKorean War Veteran (Now a Veterans Recognition plate option)Square/Round DancersWestern Oregon UniversityLinfield CollegePacific UniversityOregon Grange