Ohio rejects inappropriate license plates


As the Ohio House and Senate decide the fate of the front license plate, the state of Ohio is rejecting many customized license plates.

Every year many Ohioans submit requests for personalized license plates. Some get approved, but hundreds of others are rejected. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Since Jan. 1, more than 50 plates have been rejected by the state.
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License plates that were rejected includes: “F THE IRS,” “F U BILY,” “”ZEN AF,” and “EATACAT.” Many of the rejected plates on the list are too explicit to write.

So, what gets your license plate denied in the first place? The state spells out its rejection criteria in three clear guidelines:

Contain words, combination, and/or phrases (in any language and when read either frontward or backward) that are profane (that is, swearwords or expletives) obscene, sexually explicit or scatological.

Contains words, combinations, and/or phrases that are offensive that they could reasonably be expected to provoke a violent response from viewers without additional comment.
Contains words, combinations and/or phrases that advocate immediate lawlessness or advocate lawless activities.

Between May 1, 2017, and April 27, 2018, the state rejected 403 license plates, many of which suggested curse words, anti-Trump and anti-law-enforcement rhetoric, and much more.

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