Don’t let the Midwestern manners fool you. Some Illinoisans have dirty minds. Vanity his plate, which was rejected by the Secretary of State last year, shows.
About 400 customized license plates have been rejected in 2022, the office of Secretary of State Alexi Giannurias said in a news release Monday. , or nasty qualities” got the ax.
License plates like “PEEPEE” and “GOTPOOP” were discarded before they had a chance to grace state roads.
Other rejected license plates ran a little more risky. “SUKIT,” “DUCKYOU,” and “COKAIN” were rejected by the now-retired Jesse White as secretary of state last year.383 One plate request.
“We love the creativity and pride that the people of Illinois have in choosing their personalized license plates,” Giannoulias said in a release. “Most license plate requests are approved, but a small percentage are denied that do not meet the standard of taste and decency on the grounds that they violate state vehicle regulations.”
Requests for personalized plates will be reviewed by a panel in the Vehicle Service Department. The secretary of state said more than 7,000 license plates were included in a “growing” rejection list to which blocked proposals were added. If the request is denied, the driver will be given a chance to explain the proposed plate, so the decision could be overturned, Giannurias’ office added. But in some cases they are cut and dried.
For example, you may not feel very safe driving behind a car with a rejected “ICUTU” or “BITEU” plate. Commuters might want to keep their distance from cars with “FARTING” on their plates, but this was also blocked.
Our full list of rejected custom plates shows that obscene posts often focus on promiscuity and male anatomy. Many have tried to put a curse word next to Abraham Lincoln. Some of the rejected plates subtly attacked President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, and Governor JB Pritzker, mixing poor spelling with abbreviated f-bombs.
Other rejected plates seem to have been inspired by Chicago terms that read “DABEERS” and “JAGOFFS”. However, some plates, such as “WMWWWMW”, were rejected on the grounds that they were difficult to read.
People who applied for the rejected plates were happy to pay. Vanity plates with all letters cost $94 more than standard random plates, with $13 per year to renew. Fortunately, denials are the exception in Illinois. According to the secretary of state, in 2022 he will be asked for more than 54,000 custom plates.