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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #925 on: April 03, 2016, 03:22:32 PM »

NY also allows people to pay extra for county plates (along with the hobby/profession designs).

New York has a boatload of alternative designs. There are very few county plates publicly available, most being regional. Saratoga, Schenectady, and Washington are the only 3 counties I know of with dedicated plates.
The DMV website listed all of them the last time I looked.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #926 on: April 04, 2016, 10:01:27 PM »

Should Iowa license plates drop the county name? Never!

A story covering the history of county names being added to Iowa license plates and opinions on whether or not they should still be displayed. Personally I like seeing the county name on license plates, so hopefully they stay.
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“And law enforcement says it helps them identify when somebody is out of place.”
That's an excellent reason not to have it.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #927 on: April 05, 2016, 01:43:24 PM »

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“And law enforcement says it helps them identify when somebody is out of place.”
That's an excellent reason not to have it.

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Isn't there a song lyric about a corrupt small-town cop that goes something like "I'd like to see 'em try to get by me with their outta state license plates!".  Google fails, but I remember it pretty well. 

Putting the county on the plate just extends the same opportunity for favoritism to local law enforcement.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #928 on: April 05, 2016, 02:44:38 PM »

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“And law enforcement says it helps them identify when somebody is out of place.”
That's an excellent reason not to have it.

 :clap:

Isn't there a song lyric about a corrupt small-town cop that goes something like "I'd like to see 'em try to get by me with their outta state license plates!".  Google fails, but I remember it pretty well. 

Putting the county on the plate just extends the same opportunity for favoritism to local law enforcement.

Such also means that if someone moves within the sate but to a different county; they may (since I've never resided in a state that places county names on plates, I'm only speculating) be forced to change their license plate(s) to one(s) that bears their present county residence.  An additional hassle IMHO.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #929 on: April 06, 2016, 12:03:47 PM »

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“And law enforcement says it helps them identify when somebody is out of place.”
That's an excellent reason not to have it.

 :clap:

Isn't there a song lyric about a corrupt small-town cop that goes something like "I'd like to see 'em try to get by me with their outta state license plates!".  Google fails, but I remember it pretty well. 

Putting the county on the plate just extends the same opportunity for favoritism to local law enforcement.

Such also means that if someone moves within the sate but to a different county; they may (since I've never resided in a state that places county names on plates, I'm only speculating) be forced to change their license plate(s) to one(s) that bears their present county residence.  An additional hassle IMHO.
When we had the county names on our plates in Ohio, if you moved to a different county within the state, it was just a matter of getting the new county name sticker and overlaying the old one. Now, we use county number stickers instead. I liked it better when we had the county names, but I do enjoy the challenge of knowing the county numbers.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #930 on: April 06, 2016, 01:21:18 PM »

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“And law enforcement says it helps them identify when somebody is out of place.”
That's an excellent reason not to have it.

 :clap:

Isn't there a song lyric about a corrupt small-town cop that goes something like "I'd like to see 'em try to get by me with their outta state license plates!".  Google fails, but I remember it pretty well. 

Putting the county on the plate just extends the same opportunity for favoritism to local law enforcement.

Such also means that if someone moves within the sate but to a different county; they may (since I've never resided in a state that places county names on plates, I'm only speculating) be forced to change their license plate(s) to one(s) that bears their present county residence.  An additional hassle IMHO.
In Florida they don't make you change .. I have had Duval tags since moving to Clay in 2012.

 In the past new tags were issued yearly so it was changed.. But that was back before names were used .. It was numbers.. Based on 1930s population.

Unlike some other states tags are issued by County tax collectors office not state. So if the dealer got your tags it was from where you bought car.. Money would go to.home county
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #931 on: April 06, 2016, 02:34:14 PM »

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“And law enforcement says it helps them identify when somebody is out of place.”
That's an excellent reason not to have it.

 :clap:

Isn't there a song lyric about a corrupt small-town cop that goes something like "I'd like to see 'em try to get by me with their outta state license plates!".  Google fails, but I remember it pretty well. 

Putting the county on the plate just extends the same opportunity for favoritism to local law enforcement.

Such also means that if someone moves within the sate but to a different county; they may (since I've never resided in a state that places county names on plates, I'm only speculating) be forced to change their license plate(s) to one(s) that bears their present county residence.  An additional hassle IMHO.
At least for us, you don't have to change when you move from county to county, so the same family could have a car with a "1" plate (registered in Minnehaha) and a car with a "9" plate (registered in Lawrence). The county number just says what county the car was registered in, although that's usually the same as the county of residence (unless your profession requires you to move around in-state frequently).

I like knowing where everyone registered their car. Usually the speeders/reckless drivers in our area are "15"s (Butte).
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #932 on: April 06, 2016, 02:54:02 PM »

Counties being on license plates amuses me because New York hasn't had any indicator of county on their plates for 25 years, and even then it was a three-letter code, of which there were hundreds that weren't always easy to identify.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #933 on: April 07, 2016, 12:31:30 PM »

Story today on NJ.com regarding NJ's license plates thru the years.  http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2016/04/nj_license_plates_through_the_years_from_leather_to_the_latest_photos.html#incart_river_home

The 1st license plates authorized in the 1900's were self-made, often from leather.

For a 70+ year period, since 1944, NJ has only had 3 standard designs - a cream color w/ black lettering, blue with cream lettering, and a yellowish-hue with black lettering.  They're extremely rare to find, but a few cars still sport those old designs. (Editing to say since 1959...the story and the picture collection seem to differ on this fact)

For several decades, the first letter noted the county you were from, but that practice was abandoned in the late 1950's.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #934 on: April 12, 2016, 01:32:47 AM »

I was in WV last week and saw a plate that said DOH PHOTO. I wondered if it was a photographer for the Department of Highways, or maybe a guy who likes Homer Simpson and taking pictures. Also, that's 8 letters; does WV have 8-letter plates, or am I misremembering and it was spelled with an F?
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #935 on: April 12, 2016, 06:53:29 AM »

WV allows 8 letters and DOHPHOTO shows up as taken.

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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #936 on: May 02, 2016, 08:30:15 AM »

A rare double silhouette license plate in NJ.

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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #937 on: May 05, 2016, 01:24:15 PM »

^ Ooh! That's an error.  I'd love to have that in my collection.  The format is supposed to be 12-3 (state map) GE.

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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #938 on: May 07, 2016, 12:39:50 PM »

This was just in front of me at the gas station about 15 minutes ago. She said it's a new one. Commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the US acquiring the islands.

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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #939 on: May 12, 2016, 09:59:01 PM »

Michigan House votes to put limits on specialty license plates:

http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/05/12/house-votes-put-limits-specialty-license-plates/84296018/

Still has to be acted on by the Senate.  It would not affect the existing college/university, veteran or personalized plates.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #940 on: May 13, 2016, 09:08:32 AM »

USVI:

Assume that this is someone related to the territory's representation in Congress, or a student or person in the military, as otherwise a person would be required to obtain plates from the state they have moved to.  The cost of shipping a vehicle to the mainland and back just for a tourist time would be rediculious.

Michigan:

I find it hard to believe that the cost of making up a new plate is anywhere within 5% of the figure quoted. 

Most states have a threshold for special plates.  A group must have X deposits in hand before the DMV will accept the program. 
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #941 on: August 23, 2016, 02:55:47 AM »

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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #942 on: August 24, 2016, 01:26:52 AM »

Ironic this is from Twitter - the dang thing looks just like the Twitter Bird!

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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #943 on: November 02, 2016, 06:02:11 PM »

Nevada is dumping the standard "Sunset" plate in favor of a new design.



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The plate was designed to reflect the unique diversity of the Silver State, from the dry desert landscape of Red Rock Canyon in Clark County, to the rich, green forest of Lake Tahoe and the stunning majesty of the Ruby Mountains. The base color of the plate symbolizes the iconic clear blue Nevada sky and wide open spaces Nevada is known for worldwide.

Ummmmm, OK.  It makes me think "Buy a new generic state Department of Tourism slogan ("A World Within, A State Apart"), get a new generic license plate design for free!"  "Home Means Nevada" is the title of our somewhat corny state song.


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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #944 on: November 02, 2016, 09:02:13 PM »

Remember when a license plate was just to hold the number for your car, not carry tourism advertising for your state or an artistic scene?
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #945 on: November 02, 2016, 09:06:53 PM »

I'm waiting for New York's to start saying State of Opportunity
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #946 on: November 02, 2016, 10:17:26 PM »

Considering that Arizona is running out of Bxxyyyy plates (x being a letter and y being a digit), I personally think Arizona should introduce a new design for the Cxxyyyy plates.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #947 on: November 03, 2016, 11:10:22 PM »

I'm waiting for New York's to start saying State of Opportunity

You have a very good point there. I've been wondering if they're going to do anything about standardizing passenger plates to one color scheme. The EXX-NNN plates in this area are peeling apart like crazy and it's just weird having both white/blue and yellow/blue plates as standard issue in the Empire State. I wouldn't be surprised to see State of Opportunity plates.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #948 on: November 04, 2016, 01:19:27 PM »

Surprised no one has posted the new Maryland general issue yet. It seems like those I talked to on this forum don't like how the flag looks on it, but from what I'm seen, every Maryland resident who's gotten this plate so far would say otherwise. This plate's letter-number series picks up where the War of 1812 plates left off.
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Re: License Plate News
« Reply #949 on: November 04, 2016, 01:34:26 PM »

Surprised no one has posted the new Maryland general issue yet. It seems like those I talked to on this forum don't like how the flag looks on it, but from what I'm seen, every Maryland resident who's gotten this plate so far would say otherwise. This plate's letter-number series picks up where the War of 1812 plates left off.


Cops will hate those. Expect a more generic alternative in 2019.
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