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Generally, vanity plates may not contain profane or obscene messages, although standards as to what constitutes an unacceptable message vary widely among issuing jurisdictions. In California, motorists may order symbols —a heart, hand, plus sign, or star—on one type of specialty plate.
Other states, such as New Hampshire and North Carolina, also permit the use of certain punctuation active license plates that have yellow writing and blue. The state of Virginia offers more than unique designs for license plates.
Persons obtaining disabled veteran or Medal of Honor or Purple Heart medal recipients must show proof of their disability and military service or their award of the specific medal, respectively.
Vanity plates sometimes cause unexpected difficulties for their owners.
With these, the plate serial is chosen by the licensing agency—as with regular plates—but the owners select a plate design that is different from the normal license plate.
For example, an alumnus or student of an area university might purchase a plate with the school's logo, or an outdoorsman might decide to pay extra for a plate depicting a nature scene.
A portion of the extra cost of these license plates often ends up as a donation for a related school or non-profit organization. Some jurisdictions allow for some or all of their specialty plates to also be vanity plates, usually for an additional fee on top of the cost of the plate.
States may also provide commemorative plates as a standard issue for example for a states anniversary. Types[ edit ] This section needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. August Normally such specialty plates can be purchased without proof of any particular status or affiliation, exceptions being plates which indicate membership or abilities of use in an emergency e.
Also, some states require that the university plates be ordered through alumni associations. Other specialty plates include those for motorists with specific accomplishments or backgrounds; for example, a veteran who was a prisoner of war or a Purple Heart recipient may obtain a POW or Purple Heart specialty plate, respectively, after presenting documentation of his or her status to the registrar.
In many jurisdictions, there is no charge or at least no extra charge for such a plate, in recognition of the veteran's service. Because specialty plates are government issued, they are required under First Amendment issues to be issued as a type to any group or organization that qualifies under the same terms as any other group to be issued a type of plate.
The State of Maryland was going to revoke permission for use of the Confederate flag from a certain plate by the Sons of Confederate Veteransbut a court ruled that the only way the state could do that was to revoke permission on all specialty plates.
In some states statutes regarding amateur radio plates where enacted decades prior to vanity plate programs .
Among the stated reasons in various state statutes for providing special amateur radio plates are to recognize amateur radio operators for their service and to enhance visibility of amateur radio operators in an emergency.
Texas allows radio amateurs to have their call sign on the license plates of multiple vehicles that they own, in effect allowing more than one vehicle to share the same license plate number.
As Amateur Radio call signs are standardized under the FCC and internationally under the ITUit is highly plausible such registrations would not just be unique in the issuing state, but rather the entire country and internationally a possible example of a de facto national license plate.
Examples[ edit ] One example of a specialty license plate was a plate issued in by the state of Florida to commemorate the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The current version of the plate, and the second revision since its inception, introduced incommemorates both Challenger and Columbia.
It remained the most popular of all of Florida's specialty plates until it was overtaken by a plate to support the critically endangered Florida panther. Init was outsold by a plate for the University of Florida.
Florida currently offers specialty plates, more than any other state, while other states offer only a few. There also exist standard-issue specialty plates. For instance, a number of states issued plates recognizing the U. Several states have also issued plates commemorating milestones in their own state, such as when, inAlaska celebrated the Centennial of the Klondike Gold Rush with new license plates showing prospectors on the trail to the Yukon.
Tennessee commemorated its bicentennial celebration by issuing standard plates labeled "BicenTENNial" in the place of the state's name; these plates remained standard issue untilfive years after the celebration had ended. States often issue plates with their motto or slogan, such as North Carolina 's "First in Flight" and Ohio 's "Birthplace of Aviation".
These are arguably also general commemoratives. By law, all plates issued in Alabama must contain the words "Heart of Dixie" inside a small heart symbol.
Over the years, due to sensitivities over the word "Dixie", the symbol which currently resides in white letters inside a red heart has been shrunken to the minimum size.
In protest, proponents of the "Heart of Dixie" slogan often buy third-party decals with the slogan in much larger text, placing them over the current "Stars Fell On" slogan at the top of the plates.
The second generation of this plate was first issued in and features characters from the comic strip Mutts by Patrick McDonnell. In Indianaa pilot program allows large fleet vehicle operators to customize an Indiana license plate specific to their organization. The United Parcel Service is the first such fleet operator to take advantage of this offering.
Because of the ubiquitousness of license plates, special plates - or even regular ones - can raise controversy. The state of Colorado, in recognition of the Columbine High School massacrereleased a license plate with the picture of the eponymous state flower, the Columbine, with the words "Choose Life" in a crayon-line scrawl.This personalized plate is a wonderful companion auto accessory for drivers who have novelty plates on the back of their vehicles.
The decorative plate measures 12" x 6" and fits most cars. Choose among a wide collection of designs on your license plate cover, including decorative plates, cute plates, vanity license plates and ones personalized. Jul 30, · WARNING: This won't work if you have an active license plate on World of Trucks.
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