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Minnesota Realizes 'FMUSLMS' Vanity Plate Maybe Isn't Such A Hot Idea

Reuters | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.24.2016 | Crime

(Reuters) - Minnesota officials seized a "FMUSLMS" license plate and apologized for issuing it at a driver's request, saying on Wednesday that approva...

Toni Atkins & Greg Evans: Fund Museums by Putting Snoopy on Your License Plate

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 12.14.2016 | Arts
Toni G. Atkins

The Snoopy Plate was created in California following legislation in 2013. Proceeds from the sales go to the California Cultural and Historical Endowment to help museums make capital improvements to their facilities, which helps keep their doors open to the public.

The Value of Vanity

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 09.27.2016 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

The initial cost of a vanity plate in Hawaii is $25, plus $25 added to your registration fee every year. The Honolulu Department of Motor Vehicles doesn't keep a record of how many drivers have these chattels, but they are a huge source of revenue for state licensing agencies.

Dayana Morales Gomez

Here's What Southern Congress Members Think About The Confederate Flag On State License Plates | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Charleston shooting, the country has been reexamining why it still pays tribute to America's history of slavery. Conf...

License Plates, Confederate Flags and Racist Speech

Steven Shiffrin | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Steven Shiffrin

The Confederate flag is seen by some as a symbol of Southern pride without reference to race, and is seen by others as a symbol of racism. In fact, it is both. If we are serious about equality, however, no state should be permitted to display that flag.

Ryan J. Reilly

Clarence Thomas Teams Up With Liberals In Confederate Flag Case | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the more conservative members of the country's high court, sided with four liberal justic...

Oklahoma Man Whose Pro-Gay License Plate Was Denied Takes His Fight To Court

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An Oklahoma man has filed a court petition after he was reportedly denied a vanity license plate intended to express his support for the lesbian, gay,...

Texas Can't Prohibit Sale Of Confederate Flag License Plates, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas cannot prohibit the sale of a specialty license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag. In a ...

Court Revives Case Against SFO Police for Terrorizing Driver

Larry Bodine | Posted 07.29.2014 | Crime
Larry Bodine

Denise Green, a 47-year-old African-American woman with no criminal record, was driving her Lexus on Mission Street in San Francisco at 11:15 p.m. one night, when she passed a police "camera car" with an automatic license-plate reader.

22 Vanity Plates That Will Make You Shake Your Head

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.20.2014 | Comedy

Statistically, vanity license plates are unique. And someone paid extra money to put that short message on their vehicle. The rest of us stop what we'...

This Is The Most Popular License Plate In America

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

When it comes to license plates, Americans love bucking broncos and rainbows. What do they hate? Imageless, simplistic designs. Carinsurance.c...

Toyota Driver Hates His Ex Enough To Rant About It On His License Plate

Posted 12.27.2013 | Divorce

There are two ways to pay homage to your ex with a vanity license plate: If you're the Chevy Monte Carlo driver we spotlighted on the site last week, ...

Ex Gets His Revenge... On A License Plate

Posted 12.26.2013 | Divorce

Ex-spouses often use their license plates as a medium to brag about what they got in the divorce -- WASHIS, WASHERS, USTOBHIS, they've boldly proclaim...

In 29 States, Here's One Way To Announce Your Anti-Abortion Views

Katy Hall | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

Most of the states in the country — plus, most recently, Washington, D.C. — issue license plates promoting an anti-abortion message: "Choose Life...

Good Luck Getting A Date With This License Plate

Posted 10.14.2013 | Divorce

You'd think people would want to erase every trace of their ex from their lives after a rough breakup, right? Not so for some people, apparently. ...

You Have To See What Her Vanity Plate Says

Posted 09.11.2013 | Divorce

"To the victor go the spoils," the saying goes. If that's the case, the Canadian woman cruising around in this yellow Mustang clearly won in her divor...

New England's Ultimate Road Trip: Rolling Along Route 7

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Rout 7 is U.S. highway, but it doesn't read like it was ever a road for moving goods or getting where you need to go.

What's the Big Deal About License Plate Readers? (Explained in 5 Minutes)

Josh Kalven | Posted 09.24.2013 | Crime
Josh Kalven

Tens of thousands of these devices are now installed across the country, with many more on the way. Unlike red-light cameras, these readers capture and store images of every vehicle that crosses their field of vision.

LOOK: That's One Way To Reveal Your Relationship Status...

Posted 06.14.2013 | Divorce

What's the most efficient way to let the world know you're single again after a split? Put it on your license plate, obviously. On Thursday, Reddi...

LOOK: Vanity Plate Is A Slap In The Face

Posted 04.04.2013 | Divorce

Don't mess with Texas -- and definitely don't miss with Texan ex-wives. That's the lesson we learned recently when Reddit user ahmay posted a phot...

LOOK: Best License Plate Ever?

Posted 03.19.2013 | Divorce

Ah, there's nothing like a little retail therapy to cheer you up after a bad split. On Tuesday, Reddit user Tangentman123 posted a photo of the sw...

Is This License Plate Obscene?

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.28.2012 | Weird News

Is this license plate obscene? The Santa Fe Motor Vehicle Division thinks it is, but one man in New Mexico is fighting the department with a little th...

WATCH: Humble Vanity Plates?

Posted 07.25.2012 | Comedy

The vanity plate is a notorious platform for people to get their bragging out (it has vanity right in the name!), but when you bring that boasting opp...

LICENSE REJOKED: What You Can And Can't Put On Your License Plate

Reuters | Jason McLure | Posted 08.05.2012 | Weird News

By Jason McLure (Reuters) - When Whitney Calk sought a personalized license plate from a Tennessee state agency to tout her vegetarian ...

John Celock

Missouri Lawmaker: Keep 'Dreaded, Disgusting Jayhawks Symbol' Off Our License Plates | John Celock | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

The 162-year-old border war between Missouri and Kansas heated up again this week as Show Me State lawmakers voted three times to ban a Kansas logo fr...