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    These Vanity License Plate Requests Were Rejected Last Year in CT (Connecticut)

    A Connecticut resident’s desire to drive a vehicle with a “MOMMYAF” identifier was quashed last year. So was another person’s wish to emblazon their license plate with the letters “FARTYY.” A third who wanted to display the words “YOUSUCK” when they encountered other drivers in traffic saw dashed hopes as well. The three were among nearly 80 vanity license plates the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles rejected from October 2020 to the end of September 2021. Most of the rejected plates contained some sort of profanity, according to data obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media Group. In 2021, the state recorded more than $50,000 in revenue from at least 962 requests for vanity license plates. Some of that money is divvied up between various departments, according to DMV data. Read more at ctinsider.com.

    Digitizing Vehicle Titles Is the Way Forward for States

    Buying and selling a vehicle has always been somewhat complicated. Unlike most goods that consumers purchase, vehicles come with a title — a legal document issued by a state that details the vehicle’s unique identifying information. Many states only offer titles as paper documents, but some offer e-titles, a digital version of these ownership documents, and more states should follow. Read more at govtech.com.

    Beware, Massachusetts RMV Knows Your Inspection Sticker

    Remember the good old days, when you got your inspection sticker and you played a game of cat-and-mouse to see how long your could keep it before getting a new one? When I was a college student and had no money, I had a plan. I thought about how if you just got your inspection sticker one day late you would get a whole month free. Do that 12 times and you get a whole year free. Read more at wbsm.com.

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