Texas will not allow these types of personalized license plates

Have you ever thought about getting personalized license plates? You see them all the time, and sometimes they make you laugh or make you wonder what a driver is really trying to get across.

You may have thought you could have anything on your license plate, but think again. There are rules and you might be surprised at the plates that have been rejected in 2021.

Since 1965, Texans have been able to request a personalized license plate. I remember my grandmother had a license plate on Troy Aikman and the Dallas Cowboys. For those under 26, Troy Aikman led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories and was the last quarterback to do so. Anyway…

There are rules about what you can and cannot put on your license plate. For example, foreign or slang words are excluded, as are acronyms or words spelled backwards that could be considered misleading or objectionable. Of course, you also can’t have anything vulgar, derogatory or any reference to sex, gangs, violence, race, gender, law enforcement or even the army.

KVUE got a list of rejected license plates in 2021, and while some make sense, others seem like the DMV just has no sense of humor. See for yourself:

  • “PRETTY BOY”
  • “DADBAWD”
  • “STUDMFN”
  • “LANE * PORK”
  • “CPT MRGN”
  • “OBNXOUS”
  • “DATE ​​DUDE”
  • “NOT HOT”
  • “GOOBER”
  • “HOTME5S”
  • “DIRTY”
  • “UANOYM”
  • “EWW PPL”
  • “MANSPLN”
  • “PEZZANT”
  • “SVOLE”
  • “GRLB0SS”
  • “COYOTES”

Personally, I see no problem with many of them and would probably laugh at “LANE*HOG”, “OBNXOUS” and “UANOYME”. In fact, I would like to have the plate, UANOYM.

According to KENS5, the Texas DMV rejected more than 6,700 license plate applications in 2021.

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