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    Here Are Some of the 6,000 Words Maryland Won't Let You Put on Your Vanity License Plate

    The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has expanded its list of rejected vanity license plates to more than 6,000. The "Objectionable Plates List" is a decades-long collection of vulgar words and other terms Marylanders have unsuccessfully tried to put on their bumpers. The list contains words and phrases rejected by the MVA due to scatalogical or sexual meaning; curse words, epithets or obscenities; deceptive or fraudulent meanings; references to illegal acts; or messages about a race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Read more at baltimoresun.com.


    Blackout Continues to Sell Out (Iowa)

    Throughout the state, demand is high for the change in vehicular aesthetics. The Associated Press reported in late October the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued more than 46,000 blackout plates since July. As a result, the specialty plates have exceeded the more than 30,000 University of Iowa plates in circulation today. Now, the blackout color scheme is the most popular specialty license plate design choice among Iowans. Read more at newtondailynews.com.


    New, Updated Changes for NJ Driver's Licenses, Real ID Wait Times (New Jersey)

    The Motor Vehicle Commission is making weekly changes and updates to its driver's license and REAL ID system now that wait times are reportedly as long as three months. The agency also has more than twice as many places to get one – 17 – than it had a month ago. The MVC said it is expanding its services every week and adding appointments as quickly as the "next day" – not three months, according to William Connolly, a spokesman for the agency. Read more at patch.com.


    Uber and Lyft Want Cars to Have Front License Plates. Pennsylvania Is One of 19 States Without Them.

    On Thanksgiving eve, one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, many revelers in Philadelphia ordered a ride from Uber or Lyft. The rideshare apps have recently taken to reminding users to make sure before getting in that the license plate of the car they ordered matches the one on the vehicle that arrives. Those warnings were spurred by stories like that of a New Jersey woman who in March ordered an Uber in South Carolina, mistakenly got in the wrong car, and was kidnapped and killed. But what if riders can't easily see the license plate of the car coming to pick them up? Read more at inquirer.com.


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