Oklahoma ousts offensive personalized plates: A look at the 300 denied plates in 2023

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — If you want to celebrate your love of beer or marijuana, you won't be able to do that with a personalized plate.

From violent to sexual to drug-related, Service Oklahoma rejected nearly 300 personalized license plates last year, a small sliver of the more than 57,000 personalized auto and motorcycle plates they issued.

FOX 25 obtained a list from the agency that includes rejected tags like "405BREW", "TH3-H0E", and "FATTY".

Some other plates were denied due to political connotations like "FKJOEB" and "2313827" (President Trump's booking number in a Georgia jail).

Two people tried to get a personalized plate that was inspired by a scene in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: "SHTRSFL" and "SHTRFL". Both were denied.

Personalized license plates are typically denied if they:

  • Carry a sexual connotation
  • Express contempt, ridicule or superiority based on race, gender, politics, ethnic heritage, or religion
  • Are vulgar, derogatory, profane or obscene
  • Refers to bodily functions, bodily fluids, or intimate body parts
  • Refers to alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia, illegal activities or gangs
  • Would otherwise be inappropriate for display on a state-issued license plate
(The rest of the cancelled plates at link. I didn't post them because they are too trashy.)

https://ktul.com/news/local/oklahom...ol-weed-marijuana-ketamine-hoe-brew-politics#
 

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Some of those are quite obscure. Does Service Oklahoma pay someone to sit there and ponder the possible meaning of every plate application?
 

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