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The Ten Worst State License Plates

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For me, the American license plate business is a bit confusing. And the following ten states don't make it any easier to understand.

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Europe has a brilliant system. Clear numbers, clear colors, different sizes to fit any vehicle. America likes it a bit messier:


10.) Delaware's Boring Plate

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Mr. Sinister says tax free shopping comes at a price:

I say the title goes to Delaware. They're cheaply made (decal numbers and letters, not embossed), ugly (horrible shades of blue and gold), and just plain boring. But that's tax free shopping for you!!

Suggested By: Mr. Sinister

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9.) Iowa's Farm Plate

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There are lots of farms in Iowa. We get it.

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8.) New York's Empire Plate

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Highball! went regional to avoid the color:

New York. Because ugly ass orange plates. I actually got regional plates to go back to the white plates and ditch the orange.

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7.) Kentucky's Friendly Plate

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The governor had an idea. Yeah, it's that friendly.

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6.) Illinois Bike Plate

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Share the road, add some terrible colors to your vehicle.

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5.) Georgia's Peachy

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Peaches, because...you know...it's the Peach State.

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4.) Florida's Dolphin Plate

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Florida loves dolphins, we love Florida.

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3.) Texas Color Plates

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The classic plate, above, is bad enough. But wait until you see the new color options they have in Texas:

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Suggested By: Patrick George

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2.) Kansas

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Name one car that could live with that!

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1.) Montana's Plates

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For Sweden points out that Montana doesn't have one bad plate; it has a crap ton of them.

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Suggested By: For Sweden

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DISCUSSION

Am I the only one who thinks that the blue and orange NY plates look great? Why so much butthurt over these?