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Supreme Court Nixes Texas Confederate-Flag License Plates

Supreme Court Nixes Texas Confederate-Flag License Plates

Specialty license plates have become big business in recent years, but they've brought their share of troubles, too. While some plates feature innocuous school crests or happy, friendly natural landscapes, others court controversy with politically charged slogans. That's made things tough for DMVs... read more

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Hawaii license plate

Wyoming, Hawaii Have America's Favorite License Plates, Delaware Not So Much

Few of us pay much attention to license plates. They're just slices of metal printed with numbers and letters -- useful for identification purposes, but little else. But like... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
Electronic licence plate from Compliance Innovations

California Could Be The First State To Get Electronic License Plates

Several months ago, news feeds were buzzing about Compliance Innovations, a South Carolina startup hoping to bring electronic licence plates to cars across the country... read more September 9, 2013 by 


 
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You Are Being Watched: ACLU Shows Extent Of License Plate Tracking: Slideshow

Last fall, we told you about the widespread use of license plate readers -- cameras deployed by government agencies to scan and track plates as cars move across town and... read more July 18, 2013 by  3


 
LGBT equality license plate from Indiana, sponsored by the Indiana Youth Group

Indiana, South Carolina Offer License Plates For LGBT Equality: UPDATED

UPDATED: See below Specialty license plates can raise big bucks for schools and advocacy organizations, but they can also raise a good bit of controversy -- just think of the... read more March 19, 2012 by  6


 
California's New Whale Tail Plate. Image: California Coastal Commission

New CA License Plate Saves Whales, Angers Original Artist

Another week, another license plate controversy. California has offered drivers a whale-themed license plate since 1997, when a Wyland-designed plate went on sale. The... read more August 8, 2011 by  0


 
1952 MG TD

Marilyn Monroe, Volvo S40 And V50, 1939 Plexiglas Pontiac: Today's Car News

This Saturday Marilyn Monroe's car will roll across the auction block. This car graced the backsides of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Cary Grant, and Marilyn Monroe... read more June 16, 2011 by  0


 
Texas already allows advertising on license plates. Image: MyPlates.com

This License Plate Brought To You By McDonald's

Times are tough all over, but in Illinois the state is considering selling ad space on license plates. That’s not to say that vegan residents from the Land of Lincoln... read more June 15, 2011 by  1


 
Georgia license plate

Should Deadbeat Parents Lose Their Car License Plates, Too?

Deadbeat parents can be jailed, have their wages garnered, can lose their business licenses and even their passports--but should they lose their car tags, too? In metro... read more May 26, 2011 by  1


 
New license plate design to be issued by New York State in 2010

New York State Backs Down, New License Plates May Be Free

Last week we wrote about New York State's plan to issue new license plates, ostensibly to replace old ones whose reflective material may have worn off. The new and clearly... read more November 19, 2009 by  2


 
New license plate design to be issued by New York State in 2010

New York's New License Plates Stir Resentment Over Fees

Obviously you have to replace license plates now and then. Among other reasons, the reflective material wears off. And besides, that way cops can tell if a car hasn't been... read more November 11, 2009 by  26


 

 
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