New Mexico license plates are the only ones with USA on them because Americans don’t know it’s part of their country.
A man with a personalized license plate which read “NO PLATE” received 2500 overdue traffic tickets, because they had all been issued to various cars with no plates, and when a car marked “NO PLATE” appeared in the system, the algorithm automatically redirected those tickets to its owner.
A man in California got a personalized license plate that said “No Plate” and was rewarded with more than 2500 parking tickets.
Some DMVs use Urban Dictionary to determine if license plates are appropriate or not.
Drivers in Ohio receive a yellow “scarlet letter” license plate if they have been convicted of a DUI.
License plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.
E-Plates – the future of driving? License plates may not seem like a product that requires improvement, but Compliance Innovations begs to differ. They’ve come up with “e-plates” that use an electronic ink display. They cost a lot more than traditional plates — over $100 versus less than $5. However, they allow the DMV or police to remotely change what the license plate displays. So if you’re late with your registration payment, “Expired” appears in bright red letters. No state has yet decided to adopt these e-plates, but it’s only a matter of time.
For years, the slogan on Oklahoma license plates was “Oklahoma is OK.”