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Starting last month, Muckrock launched its Vanity Plate Rejection Project by putting out FOIA requests on rejected vanity license plate applications to DMVs across the country. Several agencies have since responded with long lists of all the weird, embarrassing, confusing, and perverted things people have actually tried—and failed—to display on their cars. Hopefully these selections will give you pause the next time you consider having anything but random letters and numbers stamped on your license plate.
Earlier this month, MuckRock kicked off a vanity plate rejection project to figure out which plates are too hot for the highway. Thanks to your help, we’ve now covered half of our fifty united states.