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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Your states License Branch and License Plates

Anything special about your License Branches in your state or your state's Licence plates?

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Indiana does not have emissions tests as of now. Your car can pollute the air as much as you wish and you will not be fined or asked to fix it before you can get a license plate for it. A policeman might pull you over in certain parts of the state though.

Indiana car license plates have two numbers at the beginning of the plate number that represent the county you live in. Police can look at your license plate and tell if you are from out of the county and be more strict with you on disobeying traffic laws.

Indiana has a seperate license plate that trucks can get that allows them not to follow any of the Indiana seat belt laws. These plates are available to any vehicles considered trucks, vans, or SUVs by the state.

Indianalaw does not require the front license plate to match the rear license plate. You can even put your old rear license plate on the front even if it is expired or from another country. The other option is to not have a license plate on the front at all.

Anyone else have any weird traffic laws or license plate quirks from their state that they are willing to share?

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Your states License Branch and License Plates

I have no clue about any quirks but we did go from having mixed numbers and letters to 3 letters then 4 numbers on the new issue license plates.

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I have no clue about any quirks but we did go from having mixed numbers and letters to 3 letters then 4 numbers on the new issue license plates.
How long ago did the new ones come out?

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Re: Your states License Branch and License Plates

I know we (in Texas) have a law now that you have to be able to read any and all information on the license plate unabstructed or you could be fined


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Re: Your states License Branch and License Plates

Delaware where I lived up til a few years ago, had inspection lanes and semi-strict emission laws.
Michigan where I now live has none at all, there are cars with objects falling off of them, and rusted
out like they have been dipped in salt, where in Delaware they would'nt even allow you in the lanes
like that. I know pepole drive what they can, but for the same amount you buy a rusted out POS
you could buy a decnet one too, but most people don't look hard enough. and too, if you have owned
the car since new, you really should kearn to visit a car wash every once in a while, and that won't happen.

Delaware also has 5 & 6 digit plates, and separate plates for cars & truck, trucks or anything related to commercial
carry a CL designation.

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Re: Your states License Branch and License Plates

Nevada has strict emmision laws.* Every car must pass an annual smog test if two years or older.
We have both front and rear plates, though some think it is cool to remove the front.
Currently, we have the* beautiful sunset plate and countless other special plates.
We are using* three # s followed by three letters ( example 123 ABC) to number the plates.
We are down to the T's for letters, suspect we will be using four #'s combos.
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Idaho has a few letters that tell what county your from! WA. plates front and rear, 6 digits and alot of "special" plates that cost you about $30 extra a year for different groups. Hell mine it 003 UWM (University of Washington Medical center, well that's how I remember my plate # anyway!

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Re: Your states License Branch and License Plates

Nothing special about Connecticut plates - but I've built a theory which tells me how dangerous a driver is likely to be based on their plate number.

Our new plates are NNN-AAA, and we are up to the "U" letter in the Alpha part.

Old plates were AA-NNNN, and generally these are old drivers. Really old plates - NNNN - are really old drivers. Watch out! Even with the new scheme, if you are NNN-GAA or earlier, you're likely to be a problem.

Couple that with the type of car you drive - and I can fairly predict your driving behavior. Older plates on Subarus, Cadillacs, and Buicks are the worst. When there were K cars around, they were all bad. ANY Buick with white walls and old plates is a dangerous driver. They like the fast lane on I-91 and do 50 to 60 mph, when the speed limit is 65 and the real speed is 75 - 80.

Minivans are universally pains in the a**, as are large overexpensive SUVs, particularly Lexus.

Just my 2 cents worth - but glad the state's numbering system gives me advance warning of idiots behind the wheel.
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