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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.

Homeland Security Drops Plan To Collect License Tag Data

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department abruptly reversed course Wednesday and dropped plans to ask a private company to give the governm...

Federal Gov't Wants Access To License Plate Data

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is proposing that a private company give it access to a nationwide database of license plate trac...

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...

Indiana Offers Nation's First License Plate Promoting LGBT Youth Causes

Posted 01.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Indiana made U.S. history today by becoming the nation's first state to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth causes with a spec...

Someone's Scanning & Storing All Of Our License Plates

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | G.W. Schulz | Posted 03.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of Cailfornia Watch. By G.W. Schulz Capitalizing on one of the fastest-growing trends in law enforcement, a private Califo...

John Celock

In Texas, New State Law Missing Key Sentence | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

A one-sentence omission in new Texas license plate law could jeopardize provisions for enforcing regulations on missing and illegitimate plates. Te...

Boomers On Board: Personal License Plates For Post50 Generation Proposed

Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

Boston-based baby boomers hoping to cruise smoothly into their golden years might soon be able to make that journey in a more personalized way -- lite...

Scariest License Plate Ever?

Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy

Road rage may know no gender, but it appears that one Oregon resident fumes above and beyond normal levels. So much so that she spent a few extra buck...