When one California driver decided to be rebellious and do something to stir the pot, he got in line at the DMV and ordered a vanity plate. Based on what the letters said, no one at the DMV realized what was going on. They just raised their eyebrows and thought this driver was throwing away his hard-earned cash to buy a vanity plate that meant nothing.
But now that his Toyota truck is on the road, he has managed to slip past the stringent rules of the California DMV that prohibits vanity license plates from being “offensive or slang in any language.”
Check out what his plate says when you view it in the mirror now!
Besides not being allowed to use offensive words, people who buy custom plates can’t “interchange letters and numbers to look like other plates,” or “resemble an existing license plate.” He managed to bypass all the rules and get exactly what he wanted.
And now commuters and police are outraged that this guy is driving his Toyota truck around with a license plate that is perhaps the most offensive one on the road.
Plates can be personalized “with your own combination of letters, numbers, and other characters,” notes the state’s DMV. “Standard plates that are personalized allow for 2 to 7 characters. Other personalized license [plates can have] a varying number of characters based on what kind of plate you choose to personalize.”
California also offers special interest license plates, military plates, and historical plates. For example, the special interest plates help the state fund projects and programs. These include programs dealing with the arts, agriculture, firefighters, pets, child health, land preservation, and lots of other important causes.