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    Report: MI rejects 'War Sux,' 'INF1DL' license plates, ACLU lawsuit ensues [w/video]
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    Vanity plates are a great way to test a state's limits on freedom of expression, which makes them good kindling for lawsuits. The latest license litigation comes from Michigan, where the American Civil Liberties Union has brought suit on behalf of a plaintiff against the state for rejecting the ...

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    Official: ACLU releases license plate scanning docs, says you are being tracked
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    The proliferation of automated license plate readers in police departments around the country has increased dramatically over the years, leading the American Civil Liberties Union to commission a report to find out what they are being used for, the policies governing their use and how they should ...

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    Report: China bans military license plates on luxury autos
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    Driving a vehicle with a military license plate in China provides many privileges. Legally reserved for official vehicles only, the designation apparently allows drivers to enjoy special liberties on the roads, including breaking traffic laws, filling up with free fuel and receiving ...

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    Report: Yes, Virginia, there is a DMV board who decides what you can't put on a license plate
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    From the current issue of Car and Driver comes an interesting piece on personalized license plates, and how they are reviewed for suitability. In particular, it focuses on the process exemplified by the Word Committee, which is a board created by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles tasked ...

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    Report: Red license decals for teens has NJ motorists up in arms
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    Teenagers in New Jersey feel even more singled out than their standard egocentrism engenders. New drivers in the state are required to purchase red decals for their license plates, letting other motorists and law enforcement know who's behind the wheel. Critics of the law say it also puts a big ...

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    Be your neighborhood's license plate snitch for profit?
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    It's true. Those souls that spent the majority of their elementary-school education ratting out their classmates to the teacher may have finally found a new way to be a pain make some money. Several new websites have recently started up, all encouraging people to record license plate numbers they ...

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    Report: Kansas to cease allowing motorists to have 'duplicate' personalized plates. Wait, wha?
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    Kansas is revamping the way it issues vanity plates, and it means a lot of residents are going to lose their 'duplicate' personalized plates. They're not really duplicates, though: Unlike most states, Kansas allows people in different counties to have the same alphanumeric combination, so while ...

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    Texas unveils new vanity plates to raise money for state
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    Texas' new vanity license plates – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Every state in the union is facing huge budget deficits and a number have turned to license plates as a way to raise some fast cash. First was New York, which recently unveiled a new "Empire Gold" license plate. The ...

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    New York State hiding tax increase behind throwback license plates?
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    The great state of New York has just unveiled a new license plate design. They're calling it "Empire Gold," unlike the current drab white and blue plates that New Yorkers have been affixin' to their rides since 2001. However, 57,000 people have already filed a petition at a website called ...

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    You Better Believe It: Christian license plate reportedly banned by U.S. District Court
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    The proposed South Carolina plate would have looked something like Florida's (pictured above)
    Last year, the South Carolina state legislature approved a bill to establish a Christian-themed license plate depicting a cross in front of a stained-glass window and bearing the words "I Believe". The ...

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    Saudi government bans "lewd" personalized license plates including: "SEX," "ASS," and... "USA"?!
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    Saudi Arabia recently instated a new type of license plate that is expected to be fitted to 49 million cars in the kingdom. As opposed to the old Arabic-only plates, the new plates feature Arabic and Latin letters and numbers. Drivers can even request that the three letters on the lower right form ...

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    Yes, the rich really are different, even now: UK man buys license plate "1 D" for $513,000
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    The trade in personalized license plates in the UK can be big business -- the most coveted ones aren't given away, they are auctioned off at country clubs and manor houses. And in spite of a thing called "the recession" the record price paid for a specialty plate in the UK has just been broken, ...

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    Revolving License Plates Help Chinese Speeders
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    James Bond used them to elude Goldfinger's foot soldiers, but now revolving license plates have hit the open market in (where else?) China. Apparently over half of all speeders caught on camera in the south of the country get away scot-free by using false or occluded plates. A basic remote ...

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    He MKS PL8S 4 HWOOD
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    Here's something we never thought about. All those license plates in movies and TV shows are fake! OK, most are fake. Some apparently are actually legit.Not only are most of them fake, but someone's gotta make em. That somebody has been CR8APL8, and they have amassed an impressive portfolio of ...

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