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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3643 times:
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So it's that time of year again, and I have to renew my tabs. I could just pay my $70 and get new stickers for my current plates, which look like this:


Or get a special plate for $48.50 more ($30 following years).

I can choose from:

Support our Troops (fee supports military families):


Collegiate (outdated pic, different school logo now) (fee supports the school):


Critical Habitat (fee support DNR in creating habitats for animals):



What do you guys think?


911, where is your emergency?
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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3288 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
Support our Troops

 checkmark 



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3638 times:
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Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 1):
 checkmark 

That is my favorite so far also. Not just the design, but where my money goes. I don't really want to give my college any more money, they've gotten enough from me over the last four years. And the critical habitat are usually only on redneck trucks  Wink



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

Just renewed mine . . .$139 for two years. Not too shabby at all.

Alaska has gone back to the simple Blue Letters on a Yellow background license plate. There are of course the Veterans plates, etc, but the Goldrush, is no longer available.

I have the Goldrush plate, as it depicts the climb over the Chilkoot Pass near where I grew up.

Looks like this:


The other standard plates available look like this.

https://webapp.state.ak.us/dmv/akplate.jsp


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):

If only you lived in NY state:  Wink

http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/sponasc.htm

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3614 times:
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Quoting Newark777 (Reply 5):
If only you lived in NY state:

Do they give you permission to drive like a NASCAR driver also? Big grin



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 6):

Do they give you permission to drive like a NASCAR driver also?

I'm just waiting to see a wreck involving a car with the Dale Earnhardt 3 plate. I'm sure a picture like that will show up on Collegehumor soon.  Wink

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

Go with the "Support our Troops."

I wish we had those nice plates here in Wisconsin. All we have are those damned cheesehead Packer plates, Sesquicentennial plates, Endangered Resources plates, National Guard plates, Veteran plates, POW plates, Gold Star plates, Lao Veteran plates, Coast Guard plates, Medal of Honor plates, Freemason plates, Disabled Veteran plates, Firefighter plates, EMT plates, Ducks Unlimited plates, University plates, Celebrate Children plates, and Amateur Radio plates.

Pics of all the different plates

I hate them all. But I'd like a set of these...  



Mark

[Edited 2006-07-27 03:33:44]

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3561 times:
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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 7):
Go with the "Support our Troops."

That is most likely what I'll do unless I just stick with my normal plates.



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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

I'm in the same boat... Going to the DMV tomorrow here in NJ to renew...

I think I'm going with the new "United We Stand" plates:



User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3549 times:
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Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 9):
I think I'm going with the new "United We Stand" plates:

I like those. Same idea as our Support our Troops plates, but a lot easier to read for cops. Ours are really hard to read, as there is no contrast.



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 4):
If only you lived in NY state:

Amazing...so many plates to choose from. California has only a grand total of...10 customized background plates to choose from! Few choices but they are very nice looking plates.

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/online/elp/elp.htm

I do like the California September 11th memorial plate:


Edit: I don't know about the others here but I'm starting to find it really annoying with states that put their URL on the license plate. Talk about tacky.

[Edited 2006-07-27 04:20:06]


"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Wifey has this one. She wanted a horned frog and preferred this over the Texas Christian Univ. plate. Techincally, this is a horned lizard, but whe doesn't care.



Quoting TX DOT website:
From the $30 specialty plate fee, $22 goes to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for acquisition and development, maintenance or operation of parks, fisheries and wildlife projects.

This is one of my favorites. I might do this next March when my tags are due.



Quote:
From the $30 specialty plate fee, $22.00 goes to the state highway fund to acquire right-of-way, construct, maintain and police public roadways and to administer Texas traffic and safety laws on those roads.


User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

I'd say stick with the original design - it's cheaper and classic. Of course, I also have the philosophy of making sure I don't give the government any more money than I have to.

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3540 times:
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Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 13):
I'd say stick with the original design - it's cheaper and classic. Of course, I also have the philosophy of making sure I don't give the government any more money than I have to.

The good thing about the special plates though, is that the government doesn't get any more money. They still only get their $70. The $30 donation goes to whatever cause.



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User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

I like mine:
Big version: Width: 1149 Height: 766 File size: 768kb
BADHT


BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 14):
They still only get their $70. The $30 donation goes to whatever cause.

Still though, registering your vehicle is a requirement by law and you are compelled to fork over money to the government, and I would rather not give them anymore than what is absolutely necessary. Plus I have my suspicions when donated money is filtered through a third party. When all the admin costs are taken out, I wonder how much of that donated money actually goes for good.


User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2031 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

Here is the best license tag available from the great State of Tennessee..

This one should make the liberal members here at A.net eyes bleed:




Yes. It is an actual plate that has maneuvered its way thru the courts.. you will be seeing it on cars as early as this fall....

[Edited 2006-07-27 04:38:34]


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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 15):
I like mine:

Is that your girlfriend or your sister riding shotgun? It's hairy like your girlfriend, but drools like your sister.


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 18):
Is that your girlfriend or your sister riding shotgun? It's hairy like your girlfriend, but drools like your sister.

Both. I keep it in the family.

BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineLAS757300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

I have the standard Minnesota plates and think they're one of best looking plates we have in the US.

We also have special plates in for chronic drunk drivers. Shaming these people by forcing them to drive with distincitive plates that let everyone know they're a drunk is a great way to shame them into not doing it again.



KMSP
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3495 times:
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Quoting LAS757300 (Reply 20):
We also have special plates in for chronic drunk drivers. Shaming these people by forcing them to drive with distincitive plates that let everyone know they're a drunk is a great way to shame them into not doing it again.

Yup, third degree DUI will get you those. On every car registered in your name Big grin

Good old Whiskey plate:

I don't know why this one has a weight sticker on it. Never seen a Whiskey plate with weight sticker.

Funny story, heard a cop call in a stop on a whiskey plate. Instead of "William Tom 1234", called in "Whiskey Tequila 1234" (1234 used because I don't remember the actual plate, and wouldn't post it anyways)



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User currently offlineLAS757300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Kai, could you clarify the purpose behind the whiskey plates? I know they alone don't give police the proper PC to pull over a car. They must offer some advantage on top of making drunks easily identifiable.


KMSP
User currently offlineMastaHanky From United States of America, joined May 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

This is barely related, but I got some personalized plates last week. If you've seen the episode of the Simpsons where they go to Itchy and Scratchy Land, you will find it funny:

http://www.moosefree.com/Other/DSCN1010.JPG


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12883 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

In the state of New Jersey, if one has a DWI conviction, they cannot get 'personalized' plates.
Besides, a bumper sticker is a lot cheaper to express your views, and if they change, you don't have to change your plates. (In NJ, the plates are to the registering person, not the car, you can transfer plates to another car).


25 Post contains images IAH777 : My 06 Crown Vic has the very cool "Exempt" tags.
26 Post contains images AC773 : While we're on the subject of license plates, I'll mention this. The plate below was put on a brand new Explorer about a decade ago, and because of t
27 Post contains images Ren41 : Should be intresting if I decide to drive it down to college in New York City... R41
28 Post contains links TPAnx : Florida has about 100 from which to choose...you can check them out here: http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intrane...dmv/specialtytags/specialindex.cfm BA
29 Post contains images IAH777 : I'm so sorry to have to do this, but...
30 N766UA : I like the message........ but that plate has got to be one of the worst I've ever seen. The design is terrible! Makes my eyes hurt.
31 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : I prefer mine : UTA
32 LOT767-300ER : Oh hell no.
33 Post contains images ANCFlyer :
34 Post contains images L410Turbolet : Then why don't you just send the money directly to the charity - without making your car a freaking comic book? I mean who cares - or rather why do y
35 LOT767-300ER : If everything else fails it looks cool. So we are not drowned out by EU circles and white backgrounds that make you fall asleep when you look at them
36 Post contains images Melpax : standard issue plates for Victoria Special Issue Oz Grand Prix plates You can also get Euro-style plates to put on your Beemer or Benz Personalised pl
37 Post contains images KaiGywer : MS 168.0422 Stop of vehicles bearing special series plates. A peace officer who observes the operation of a motor vehicle within this state bearing s
38 ANITIX87 : Yeah, too bad New Jersey drivers are infinitely worse, Harry! If you guys had those plates there'd be hundreds of pics just like that. Wouldn't be su
39 Post contains images Newark777 : Yet when NYers come into NJ, they are the ones swerving around confused, having no idea what is going on. We are just the ones that know how to drive
40 Post contains images KaiGywer : You just don't know how to pump your own gas?
41 Post contains images Newark777 : I spend more than half the year in PA, I know how to quite well. Harry
42 Levent : Apparently there is a guy in Hong Kong with a Rolls Royce and a plate with '8888' written on it, who has paid more for the plate than for the car...
43 ANITIX87 : Listen, I'm from New York, and I personally love NJ's gas laws. You don't have to get out of car (great for winter with heating and great for summer
44 KaiGywer : I'm going to the DMV today, and I think I'll go with the Support Our Troops plates. It's only $48.50 extra, and I'll be saving $40/month starting in A
45 Post contains images SlamClick : Sad state of affairs here in Nevada. Someone in Carson City (the capitol) thinks we are part of California. We get this: ...as the basic plate. If you
46 KaiGywer : I'm not from there, so what is so "California" about it?
47 SlamClick : It has more than two colors. It has a picture on it. It is 'artsy' Isn't it about time we simply start putting transponders in cars anyway. What the
48 Post contains images KaiGywer :
49 Newark777 : Well you can go the route of PA and I'm sure other states and not require plates on the front of cars. Harry
50 KaiGywer : License plates on front and back is so much easier for cops though. Doubles the amount of registration stickers you can check, and also is PC for a s
51 SlamClick : Actually, I do. We do require one, I believe but I refuse. I'd rather pay the fine than buy the gas. My car is very aerodynamic and I once rode in on
52 Post contains images KaiGywer : Did SATX hack into your account?
53 Post contains links and images LH423 : Mass. also has a "United We Stand", patriotic plate as well. And, I'd say we qualify as deserving on, though I find the idea kinda lame, all proceeds
54 KaiGywer : It does indeed. One of the plainest plates around. Plain, but classic.
55 Post contains images Newark777 : No, it's just a pilot talking. I was just saying that PA had solved (not on purpose, though) the aerodynamic license plate issue. Harry
56 SlamClick : I didn't say it was like California's license plate. I said it was like California. Artsy. Neither Carmel nor Mendocino exist in Nevada. Absolutely!
57 LOT767-300ER : Good god no. Actually you see, if 200 million cars with the area of 18x12 inches reduce the area to .1x0 inches then we can save approximately 1.2 mi
58 Post contains images Confuscius : I don't like the "phone number" plate of Illinois.
59 Post contains images KaiGywer : I wonder if he cut off power to his house to save a tree. His last post was 21 days ago.
60 SlamClick : You can spare me the damn sarcasm. The state of California recently MANDATED that by a certain date a certain percentage of the privately owned cars
61 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Im not sure if you saw the Signed, SATX At the end. Apparently you did not. Because I drive cars which have engines that give off the same amount of
62 Post contains images Newark777 : I find it funny people who think they are saving so much money using electric cars. Where do you think that electricity is coming from when you plug
63 KaiGywer : I actually saw somebody that did that in Norway. Made their own license plate for the front. Had a normal plate in the back. Not sure what the cops w
64 SlamClick : Actually the California mandated electric cars will have three options: 1. River-damming cars which turned Hetch Hetchy into a lake. 2. Nuclear power
65 DrDeke : I don't understand the point of giving extra money to the government in exchange for a license plate with a logo or slogan on it. Ok, the fee (realist
66 Post contains images KaiGywer : Cause it looks cooler than the standard issue
67 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Kai: (Not mine, but I have 2 sets of ones just like this) Imagine what happens when people see my EU/PL plates on my Impala (mostly liberals really ge
68 Post contains links BHXFAOTIPYYC : At least you guys have some choice.Our plates have a nasty EU flag and even more pointless month and year of first registration on them now. However,
69 LOT767-300ER : That will not happen. There are plates here in the USA supporting sports teams and colleges and those rivalries are even bigger and I dont know of ma
70 BHXFAOTIPYYC : That's sports. You can support team A or B, and most people recognise that sport teams sometimes win, sometimes loose, or sometimes draw. If there ar
71 Sabena332 : When you come to Germany, then you should try to park your car with a Schalke04 sticker in the south of Dortmund. I am sure that your car needs a new
72 Post contains images KaiGywer : Well, it's done Rest in peace GKZ527. As you can see from the picture, the blue text blends in really well with the background. Hard to read from the
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