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    Angry New License Plates Are Making Me Mad!

    I don't know what college freak decided to have fifty million different plates for every state and change them up each year, but I'd sure like to kick him in the family jewels for that little nugget of wisdom. Five years ago I could peg a plate a mile away and never have a worry. Now you have to be SIX freakin' inches behind the car to ID the sumbitch and by then the people know you're watching them. WTF? I think Colorado alone, for example, has about SIX different colored plates now. I saw one the other day I called in as a MINNESOTA plate because it was BLUE!!!! Gimme a break people!

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    Yeah, I hear ya. Here in CO we do seem to have about 50 different plates between colleges and "pioneers" and "respecting life", etc... Even the "normal" plate comes in designer colors now.

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    http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/pl...ery.aspx?q=All

    I think I counted 85 different plates for SC. I'm not exaggerating.
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    What do you all think about the "firefighter" tags?

    I think they are a joke, personally!!

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    I like this one I bet they sell alot of these.

    I find it strange that all the NASCAR plates have nice graphics and colors......but the Vet and Purple Heart tags are just pressed out.
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    Hell I registered a 5th wheel RV in Vermont a couple of months ago and actually got mad at them. They offer a specialty plate for Fire Fighters, but none for LEO.
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    Off the subject a bit, but now Texas custom plates are flat, printed on a laser printer on the spot... And the new registration stickers are stuck on with a big piece of tape.

    Hmmm... Did Austin think the counterfeiters needed help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al491
    What do you all think about the "firefighter" tags?

    I think they are a joke, personally!!
    Hey now watch it.............I have FF tags but I have every since I was 18. But now they have my unit # on them from the S.O. I want NLEOMF plates but they are expensive
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    FOP tags are the closest to law enforcement that I've seen, I hadn't seen the NLEOMF ones yet. I heard conalabu has NAMBLA tags.

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    Talking Texas Specialty Plates

    Nite, here's a list of Texas Specality Plates, all different designs:
    Memorize them all, there will be a test after class

    I was going to link all of them, but I could only link the top categories because I ran up against the max number of characters in a post (10,000)



    Austin College
    Baylor University
    Lubbock Christian University
    Prairie View A&M University
    Rice University
    Sam Houston State University
    Southern Methodist University
    Southwestern University
    Stephen F. Austin State University
    Sul Ross State University
    Texas A&M University
    Texas A&M University, Commerce
    Texas Christian University
    Texas Southern University
    Texas State University
    Texas Tech University
    University of Houston
    University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
    University of North Texas
    University of Saint Thomas
    University of Texas at Arlington
    University of Texas at Austin
    University of Texas at El Paso
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    West Texas A&M University

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    Armed Forces Reserve
    Congressional Medal of Honor
    Desert Storm Veteran
    Disabled Veteran
    Distinguished Flying Cross Medal
    Enduring Freedom Veterans
    Former Prisoner of War
    Gold Star Mother
    Korea Veteran
    Legion of Valor
    Marine Corps League
    Operation Iraqi Freedom
    Pearl Harbor Survivor
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    Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol
    U.S. Air Force
    U.S. Army
    U.S. Coast Guard
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    Vietnam Veteran
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    4-H
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    American Quarter Horse Association
    Animal Friendly
    Be A Blood Donor
    Big Bend National Park
    Big Brothers Big Sisters
    Boy Scouts of America
    Coastal Conservation (Redfish)
    Cotton Boll
    Ducks Unlimited (Waterfowl and Wetland Conservation)
    El Paso Mission Valley
    Fight Terrorism
    Girl Scouts
    Go Texan (Texas Agricultural Products)
    God Bless America
    God Bless Texas
    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
    I Love Texas (Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
    Keep Texas Beautiful (Don't Mess With Texas)
    Knights of Columbus
    Lone Star Proud for Kids (Volunteer Advocate)
    March of Dimes
    Marine Mammal Recovery
    Native Texan (Daughters Of The Republic Of Texas)
    Organ Donor
    Read to Succeed
    Red Grapefruit (Texas Citrus Industry)
    Share The Road
    Smile Texas Style
    Space Shuttle Columbia
    Special Olympics Texas
    State Capitol
    State of the Arts (Texas Commission on the Arts)
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    Texas Aerospace Commission
    Texas Lions Camp
    Texas Master Gardener
    Texas Music
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    Texas Parks and Wildlife Conservation (Largemouth Bass)
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    Texas Reads
    Texas State Rifle Association
    Texas Young Lawyers (And Justice for All)
    Texas.-It's Like a Whole Other Country (Texas Department of Economic Development)
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    Here are just some of the plates in Minnesota:

    CRITICAL HABITAT





    SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
    These are the worst plates ever. You can't even read them until you are right on them because of the poor color contrasts...



    And here is a regular Minnesota plate:



    There are many more plates in addition to these, including collegiate plates, veteran plates, RV plates, Motorcycle plates and "whiskey plates" for alcohol offenders.
    Last edited by kingpervis; 08-29-06 at 10:10 AM.

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    Thanks pervis, you just saved me some time.

    One thing thats nice, at least by me...those are pretty much the ONLY plates you see......there aren't many "novelty" plates down by me, with the exception of the Support our Troops, and Critical Habitat. The only other one I see often is FF plates...not bad.
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    I agree with ya, Nite. This is another pet peeve of mine. I seem to be getting a big collection of pet peeves lately. But anyway, yeah, it is getting to the point I can't even recognize my own state plates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingpervis
    Here are just some of the plates in Minnesota:

    SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
    These are the worst plates ever. You can't even read them until you are right on them because of the poor color contrasts...

    I have these, but I definately agree they are hard to read. Did they ever decide if they are gonna lighten the background a little? Read something about that in the paper.
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    Wow that is hard to read - They may as well use a camouflage background

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiGywer
    I have these, but I definately agree they are hard to read. Did they ever decide if they are gonna lighten the background a little? Read something about that in the paper.
    I sure hope so. Of course, that does nothing for the bad plates already out there that are destined to be on these vehicles for their 7 year life cycle...

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    Another thing that sucks for me is the little expiration sticker in the corner. Some states like Wyoming cannot even be deciphered without a microscope because they put the month AND year on a sticker the size of a goddamn postage stamp. But in NE they have only the month on them and the color scheme changes due to the year. Example: 2006 is a white number on a blue background. 2007 is a white number on a green background. How in the hell am I supposed to tell the difference at night? Even in the daylight it is sometimes a bitch to read. You can call it in for expiration only, but if you have a crappy dispatcher, good luck finding the car when the dumbass gives you the info twenty minutes later!

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    Come to Ontario, we only have one kind of plate here
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    from the illinois plate guide 2004.
    passenger
    deaf or hard of hearing
    ham radio operator
    b-truck plates for trks under 8000 pounds ( 3 types )
    armed forces reserve
    bronze star
    medal of honor
    disabled veteran
    ex-pow
    gold star
    korean war vet
    illinois nat'l guard
    pearl harbor survivor
    purple heart
    retired armed forces
    silver star
    universal veteran
    pow/mia
    collegiate plate ( from all schools )
    enviromental (2 types )
    organ donor ( 2 types )
    firefighters memorial
    police memorial
    mammogram
    master mason
    wildlife prairie park
    prevent violence (2 types )
    illinois/michigan canal
    mayor
    sporting series plates ( 6 types)
    handicapped (2 types )
    motorcycle ( 2 types)
    conservation plates
    thats just for passenger vehicles
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    Add Indiana to the F'd up state list too. Apparently noone at the BMV has a clue how hard it is to read the plate month (and year) stickers from more than 12 inches.

    We have split expiration months (like 15th and 30th of a given month), and two of the months (Feb and Sep) have near identical blue stickers...with BLACK print.

    And the plate letter was originally fairly visible, same font size as the numbers- it just needed spaced out a bit...


    so what did they do? Change to a smaller number, with an even smaller letter.

    Good luck reading them. If I ever meet the guy in charge of the BMV, my first goal is to kick him square in the nuts.

    And Im not going there with the specialty plate issues.. that all need a special two letter "specialty" code to run the plate...good luck memorizing all the codes. Fockers.

 

 

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