Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Sunday, 02.25.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5
 6  7  8  9  10  11  12
 13  14  15  16  17  18  19
 20  21  22  23  24  25  26
 27  28  29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Jan 22,2008
Vanity plates a headache for DMVs
by UPI

WASHINGTON - A move to ban personalized license plates in South Dakota died in the legislature because drivers like them even if the state agency that issues them does not.

Republican state Sen. Bill Napoli told USA Today there would be a "huge outcry" if drivers no longer had the option to send a message on their license plates.

The state Division of Motor Vehicles had requested the legislation, which was killed in committee last week. DMV officials in South Dakota and other states have to decide when messages are inappropriate or offensive.

Recent appeals include one by a retired police officer in New York whose GETOSAMA plate was rejected by the DMV. In Vermont, a man was told he could not have a plate with a religious reference.

In Florida, a committee rules on questionable license plates. Anna Nucatola, a spokeswoman for the DMV, said drivers are "so creative."

"Sometimes they come up with something nasty in another language," she said.

In Arizona, the prison inmates who make license plates sometimes alert the DMV about vanity plates with coded drug and gang messages.

© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

723 times read

Related news
Man sues over 'In God We Trust' plates by UPI posted on Apr 24,2007

Wash. state trooper removes Oregon plates by UPI posted on Jan 21,2008

Governor signs four pieces of legislation by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Jun 12,2007

OSP traffic stop leads to arrest, seizure of 171 pounds of pot by Cheryl McDermott posted on May 10,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 29 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?