Georgia Has A New Confederate Flag License Plate And People Are Pissed

Once again, a license plate is responsible for controversy in the South, but this time it's not over a clever joke in Virginia. This time it centers around the darkest chapter in American history and the ugly legacy it brings up. » 2/19/14 11:40am 2/19/14 11:40am

Human Denied N.H. License Plate That Isn't About Sex Or Violence

There are plenty of license plates you can't have in other states because they're usually about sex or bodily functions, like 4NIKK8 on a Georgia plate. But a New Hampshire man has gone to the state's Supreme Court because he thinks he should be allowed to say "cops lie." After all, this is the "Live Free or Die" state. » 11/10/13 11:00am 11/10/13 11:00am

Innumerate Aggie Spends $115,000 On '12THMAN' License Plate

That's a photo of proud Texan A&M graduate and Texas governor Rick Perry holding the '12THMAN' license plate that sold for a (state) record $115,000. How do you know this is a sad waste of money? Rick Perry is a proud A&M graduate. Enough said. » 9/12/13 2:04pm 9/12/13 2:04pm

The Brits Throw Their Hat In The Ring For Greatest Plate Of All Time

America has already staked its claim on the Greatest License Plate Ever Of All Time Forever, but a challenger has arrived. In the opposite corner comes Great Britain, with this absolutely gorgeous JA10PNIK plate, stuck on a Jaguar F-Type S. » 8/31/13 3:02pm 8/31/13 3:02pm

Your NY State License Plate Can't Say PUBES, KOTEX, or LUVCOK

It's not that surprising that "FUCKER," "DILD0E" and "SUCKIT" (and all variations thereof) are on the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles's list of banned vanity plates. But non-straight people, Jews, and Kurt Vonnegut fans might be dismayed to know that GAYGUY, PISHER, and KARASS are no-nos, too. We're living in a… » 7/30/13 2:05pm 7/30/13 2:05pm

Indiana Vanity Plates On Hold Because Cop Wants Hilarious “0ink” Plate

A cop in Indiana has temporarily brought the state's vanity plate program to a halt while the state works out the legality of his "0ink" license plate, because people who dole out those plates aren't any fun. What's wrong with a Pig loving his fellow pigs? Just kidding coppers, please don't arrest me. » 7/20/13 3:00pm 7/20/13 3:00pm

How Automated License Plate Readers Threaten Our Privacy


Law enforcement agencies are increasingly using sophisticated cameras, called “automated license plate readers” or ALPR, to scan and record the license plates of millions of cars across the country. These cameras, mounted on top of patrol cars and on city streets, can scan up to 1,800 license plate per minute, day or… » 5/07/13 9:47am 5/07/13 9:47am

With A Vanity Plate Like This, You Get The Porsche Carrera GT Thrown…

Low-digit license plates are big in Arabia. Abu Dhabi’s 1 sold for $14 million in 2008 while in neighboring Dubai 1 is registered to Sheikh Mohammed, the emirate’s ruler. This is plate number 1 from Oman attached to 612 hp of German bliss and I saw it go like hell. » 4/01/13 3:30pm 4/01/13 3:30pm

CATPUKE, MIHOLE, And 68 Pages Of Other Things Banned From DC's…

We're no strangers to motor vehicle departments restricting certain words from personalized license plates. Typically, genitalia, other sex themes, and things related to fecal matter and racism (same thing, really) are verboten. But what about words like PITA, SCOTCH, and RAIN? » 1/29/13 3:00pm 1/29/13 3:00pm

These Are The Hilarious Vanity License Plates You Can't Have In Georgia

Georgia! It's a bastion of decency and morality nestled deep within the Bible Belt. And for that reason, state officials can't let people drive around with whatever they want on their vanity license plates. Of course not! Such brazen displays of impropriety could upset people and cause them to riot in the streets. » 1/11/13 2:20pm 1/11/13 2:20pm