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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1700 on: January 15, 2022, 10:55:15 AM »

Maybe the state has plans for a general reissue and this is part of it? Who knows.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1701 on: January 22, 2022, 07:36:08 PM »

Keep in mind that 1ABC 23 was first used exclusively for October plates several years ago while other schemas (e.g. 1AB 234, 12A 345, and 123 AB4) were still being issued. This was done specifically to stop the usage of 123 AB4 plates that ended in a zero, as they were being confused with old greenies that ended in an Oscar (123•ABC, e.g. 731•BZO versus 731 BZ0). They may have decided to put October registrations on pause to allow 1AAA 23 to fill out the other months. I doubt they've run out of October registrations in that range, but since they're issuing more in other months they want the registration revenue to balance out over the year.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1702 on: February 04, 2022, 12:59:34 PM »

Does anybody know what the next move for California plates will be?? According to The High Road, the current registration is in the 8Zxxxxx. I thought I read on here they wouldn’t be using 9.

They probably won't use 9 because 9 is used for heavy commercial trucks like tractors.

My bet is that after 8ZZZ999 they flip to 000AAA1 followed by 001AAA1, 002AAA1 similar to how they did for commercial vehicles.  Once 8Z99999 was passed, it went to 00000A1, 00001A1, 00002A1 etc.

What is wild to me is that the same basic design has now been in use since 1994, save for very slight changes (like the DMV url)


The CA DMV has made a liar of me.  I saw a vehicle today driving around with 9AACxxx so it looks like we will roll through to 9ZZZ999 before California flips the numbering order.  I give that about 4-5 years.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1703 on: February 04, 2022, 04:01:57 PM »

Does anybody know what the next move for California plates will be?? According to The High Road, the current registration is in the 8Zxxxxx. I thought I read on here they wouldn’t be using 9.

They probably won't use 9 because 9 is used for heavy commercial trucks like tractors.

My bet is that after 8ZZZ999 they flip to 000AAA1 followed by 001AAA1, 002AAA1 similar to how they did for commercial vehicles.  Once 8Z99999 was passed, it went to 00000A1, 00001A1, 00002A1 etc.

What is wild to me is that the same basic design has now been in use since 1994, save for very slight changes (like the DMV url)


The CA DMV has made a liar of me.  I saw a vehicle today driving around with 9AACxxx so it looks like we will roll through to 9ZZZ999 before California flips the numbering order.  I give that about 4-5 years.

As of today, the High Road website has California's highest reported regular car plate number sighting as (CA) [9ACZ068].  Interesting.

Their highest current Wisconsin regular car plate number sighting is (WI) [ANZ-5866].

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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1704 on: February 17, 2022, 02:46:51 AM »

Welp, looks like Tennessee is following in the same footsteps of Ontario:

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/tennessees-new-plates-arent-readable-by-license-plate-readers-at-night

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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1705 on: February 17, 2022, 09:46:22 AM »

Welp, looks like Tennessee is following in the same footsteps of Ontario:

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/tennessees-new-plates-arent-readable-by-license-plate-readers-at-night

The fact that they're both a similar colour-scheme makes it that much funnier. :D Does anyone know if they use the same manufacturer?
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1706 on: February 17, 2022, 12:16:34 PM »

Welp, looks like Tennessee is following in the same footsteps of Ontario:

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/tennessees-new-plates-arent-readable-by-license-plate-readers-at-night
Are they using readers for anything traffic related, like tolls  - or just for surveillance? Article sounds like there is no real purpose other than big government one..
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1707 on: February 17, 2022, 03:02:04 PM »

Welp, looks like Tennessee is following in the same footsteps of Ontario:

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/tennessees-new-plates-arent-readable-by-license-plate-readers-at-night
Are they using readers for anything traffic related, like tolls  - or just for surveillance? Article sounds like there is no real purpose other than big government one..

Either way, I would think a plate that is readable at night is better than one that isn't.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1708 on: February 17, 2022, 03:58:35 PM »

Welp, looks like Tennessee is following in the same footsteps of Ontario:

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/tennessees-new-plates-arent-readable-by-license-plate-readers-at-night
Are they using readers for anything traffic related, like tolls  - or just for surveillance? Article sounds like there is no real purpose other than big government one..

Either way, I would think a plate that is readable at night is better than one that isn't.

The low-contrast with a flat-printed plate is already a strike against them.  I would bet that an embossed plate with the same color scheme would not have the same problems.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1709 on: February 19, 2022, 12:07:54 AM »

Just looked up current highs on The High Road. I'm seeing the current high in California is 9AGY110. it looks like the standard passenger plates will go into the 9 series.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1710 on: March 15, 2022, 10:42:14 AM »

The Rhode Island DMV has unveiled the finalists for its new license plate design. There will be a vote on what plate gets picked. Once a design is selected, the current wave plates will be phased out starting July 1 and will take two years.

https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/politics/2022/03/14/ri-unveil-license-plate-finalists/7025898001/
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1711 on: March 15, 2022, 11:48:29 AM »

The Rhode Island DMV has unveiled the finalists for its new license plate design. There will be a vote on what plate gets picked. Once a design is selected, the current wave plates will be phased out starting July 1 and will take two years.

https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/politics/2022/03/14/ri-unveil-license-plate-finalists/7025898001/

Continuing my trend of thinking that recent plate designs are not good, I don't think any of the new designs are better than the existing one. Of the five finalists, though, I would prefer the upper left one.

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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1712 on: March 15, 2022, 11:56:33 AM »

I like the center one.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1713 on: March 15, 2022, 01:34:31 PM »

The Rhode Island DMV has unveiled the finalists for its new license plate design. There will be a vote on what plate gets picked. Once a design is selected, the current wave plates will be phased out starting July 1 and will take two years.

https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/politics/2022/03/14/ri-unveil-license-plate-finalists/7025898001/

A couple of other notes: the numbers will be screened and not embossed. Also, they’re allowing people to keep their current numbers.
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« Reply #1714 on: March 15, 2022, 01:36:24 PM »

The Rhode Island DMV has unveiled the finalists for its new license plate design. There will be a vote on what plate gets picked. Once a design is selected, the current wave plates will be phased out starting July 1 and will take two years.

https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/politics/2022/03/14/ri-unveil-license-plate-finalists/7025898001/

Continuing my trend of thinking that recent plate designs are not good, I don't think any of the new designs are better than the existing one. Of the five finalists, though, I would prefer the upper left one.



While I like the Pell Bridge montage of the center one and the upper right one, I think the top left or bottom rift ones are best.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1715 on: March 15, 2022, 01:56:33 PM »

Don't like any.

I would probably take a modified version of the bottom right, but with the ocean less cartoonish and without the yellow fade.

I would also take a modified version of the center plate, but with the lighthouse symbol removed and the state name font changed to something readable.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1716 on: March 15, 2022, 02:12:01 PM »

I would also take a modified version of the center plate, but with the lighthouse symbol removed and the state name font changed to something readable.

Yeah, that font is atrocious.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1717 on: March 15, 2022, 03:58:48 PM »

Welp, looks like Tennessee is following in the same footsteps of Ontario:

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/tennessees-new-plates-arent-readable-by-license-plate-readers-at-night

Are they going to go back to the old plates after spending millions of dollars on plates that don't work.

Also Ontario is getting rid of the plate sticker and will not be charging to renew your plate. They will also be refunding any fees you've paid from March 1 2020.

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2022/03/12/renewal-fees-ontario-licence-plate-stickers-ends/
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1718 on: March 15, 2022, 04:53:04 PM »

The Rhode Island DMV has unveiled the finalists for its new license plate design. There will be a vote on what plate gets picked. Once a design is selected, the current wave plates will be phased out starting July 1 and will take two years.

https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/politics/2022/03/14/ri-unveil-license-plate-finalists/7025898001/

Continuing my trend of thinking that recent plate designs are not good, I don't think any of the new designs are better than the existing one. Of the five finalists, though, I would prefer the upper left one.



I like the lower left. It's subtle and the typography isn't quite as atrocious as the others.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1719 on: March 15, 2022, 05:15:21 PM »

Middle with the top right's header.

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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1720 on: March 15, 2022, 06:12:11 PM »

Middle with the top right's header.



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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1721 on: March 15, 2022, 09:26:02 PM »

Lower right looks like it was made at home using Office 97.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1722 on: March 15, 2022, 09:33:46 PM »

Lower right looks like it was made at home using Office 97.

I think you mean GeoCities.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1723 on: March 16, 2022, 12:24:00 PM »

The Rhode Island DMV has unveiled the finalists for its new license plate design. There will be a vote on what plate gets picked. Once a design is selected, the current wave plates will be phased out starting July 1 and will take two years.

https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/politics/2022/03/14/ri-unveil-license-plate-finalists/7025898001/

Continuing my trend of thinking that recent plate designs are not good, I don't think any of the new designs are better than the existing one. Of the five finalists, though, I would prefer the upper left one.



I'd pick the top right. But screened plates never look as good as embossed plates - so it's unfortunate that yet another state has fallen for that scam. And the earlier story in the thread about plate readers having issues with the new TN plate (which is actually attractive) is not surprising. The glare off of screened plates at night often makes them impossible to read from certain angles.  Which is why our great-grandfathers knew enough to issue embossed plates (even though they weren't able to make them retro-reflective back then).
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #1724 on: March 17, 2022, 05:30:41 AM »

Speaking of RI, here’s a hot take on the contest that brought us the design finalists above.

https://riliberator.com/2022/03/15/license-plates-civic-design-and-public-engagement/
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