Texas license plates will soon look much as they did years ago.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will soon begin phasing in the new Texas Classic license plates, as opposed to the current multicolor plates.

The Texas Classic plates will be in black and white, and will also change the number pattern to three letters followed by four numbers.

The Texas DMV lists benefits to the new plates including enhanced security features, better readability for law enforcement, and increased plate number size.

The state will issue all of the current Lone Star Texas plates currently in circulation before using the new Texas Classic plates.

Motorists are required to trade their plates in after seven years, due to a loss of reflectivity, but the DMV says that there is no need to trade in plates before that deadline.

The Huntsville prison facility manufactures more than 40,000 Texas license plates each weekday.

For more information on the new license plates, click here.