California debuts ‘digital’ license plates. Here’s what they’ll cost you

 

1984 is upon us and the g'ment just can't stop themselves from being involved in our lives in every possible way!

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California

The land of fruits, and nuts.

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Agree

After reading the entire article, I agree with Juggernaut.

dobs108 smile

We had a VP of Sales...

...and every time he had to go to California, he would stop and tell me that he was on his way to the land of the fruits and nuts. This was 20 years ago. They are even nuttier now than they were then. Go figure!

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Somewhere ...

in the dark corners of my mind, I recall hearing a state is considering requiring you to carry your Drivers License on a cell phone...

Which would be equally nutty... if that ever happens I'll get one that's a $15 one that only has my DL and Insurance on it, no cell service and nothing else... to protect what's on my phone...

But yeah... I agree..

I put this up mainly for everyone's entertainment!! razz

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Stupid

nothing more i can say

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A parking lot mishap where

A parking lot mishap where someone hits your rear end a little too hard will cost more money. I wonder if they are covered by insurance. $700 a plate and a monthly fee. CRAZY. But you can run personal ads on it for your own little ego trip. CRAZY.

California and New York need to be fenced off from the rest of us.

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This is why the state is

This is why the state is called Califailure!

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Nuts.

You're right about that

KenSny wrote:

...California and New York need to be fenced off from the rest of us.

Amen, brother, amen. Oh yeah, and you can throw both Washingtons in there (state and DC).

Phil

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What the Hell

$700 dollars + Installation + $7.00 a monthly fee.. WHAT IS MADE OF 100% pure gold ?

Only in USA they come up with stupid idea like this one.

And a course You will always have that Sucker who will fall for it

Who know it may even display a messages for everyone to read that your car payment is over due, or about to be REPO

what's next

Problem is this will not just stay in California and soon be available everywhere with additional "features".

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more likely

garry1p wrote:

Problem is this will not just stay in California and soon be available everywhere with additional "features".

Be required everywhere... no option for good o'l metal plates

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Another way to get your name up in lights.

It Seems Like..

The vehicle owner pays the bill but all the benefits are for others.

never considered them

before (special plate), because I always assumed there was an up front charge, and extra charge every year. PA doesn't seem to be that way, say there is some special organization. It may cost $45 up front, but maybe $32 goes to DMV, and the organization gets $13. No extra charges after that. Too bad it's not the other way around but my point is the amount is small.

Even if you have $700 disposable income to spend on a plate, why do it....

The land of fruits, and nuts.

Has turned into fruitcakes

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I completely disagree!

KenSny wrote:

California and New York need to be fenced off from the rest of us.

Why stop at CA and NY...NJ, CT, MD, IL, MN, WA, and OR should be added to the list smile

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Plate

Now what would the cost be if you are required to have a front and rear plate?
$ 1,400.00 Totally nuts !!

Only one good thing I could see with this is is that someone who has his license suspended the license plate could be blacked out or maybe made fluorescent green to indicate a suspension or an invalid sticker.
Where I live, I see at least 2-3 cars daily with out of date stickers.
Some as much as 3 years. To me that indicates someone lost his/her license.

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Melaqueman wrote:

Only one good thing I could see with this is is that someone who has his license suspended the license plate could be blacked out or maybe made fluorescent green to indicate a suspension or an invalid sticker.
Where I live, I see at least 2-3 cars daily with out of date stickers.
Some as much as 3 years. To me that indicates someone lost his/her license.

I once got pulled over on the freeway for unknown reason. I wasn't driving too fast or slow. It turns out I was driving with an expired license plate. I didn't even realize the year sticker was from 3 or 4 years prior to that year. Someone peeled off several layers of the sticker.

$700 license plate would be a nice target for thieves.

Upstate NY should be fenced off from NYC.

Upstate gets a bum wrap because of downstate (NYC) crap.

plunder wrote:
KenSny wrote:

...California and New York need to be fenced off from the rest of us.

Amen, brother, amen. Oh yeah, and you can throw both Washingtons in there (state and DC).

Phil

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lol

Washington has a petition going and there getting lots of signature's for a $35 limit I hope it goes through I pay about $400 a year now . as far as California goes isn't that where the mad hatter tax outfit has the state about bankrupt now if not already !!

This whole thread should be moved...

This whole thread should be moved to "Factory Joke Thread"!

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Failure To Display

chewbacca wrote:

I once got pulled over on the freeway for unknown reason. I wasn't driving too fast or slow. It turns out I was driving with an expired license plate. I didn't even realize the year sticker was from 3 or 4 years prior to that year. Someone peeled off several layers of the sticker.

$700 license plate would be a nice target for thieves.

Which is why you take a knife and cut an X into the registration sticker after it's attached to the plate. If they peel it off, all they get are useless pieces. Of course, that doesn't help if the state doesn't send you the sticker to begin with, even after you paid.

I was pulled over for the expired sticker, the police officer noted that I was registered and handed me a warning for failure to display. I drove to the RMV, paid for a replacement sticker right then and there. Three days later, the original sticker I paid for showed up in the mail.

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Sticker

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:
chewbacca wrote:

I once got pulled over on the freeway for unknown reason. I wasn't driving too fast or slow. It turns out I was driving with an expired license plate. I didn't even realize the year sticker was from 3 or 4 years prior to that year. Someone peeled off several layers of the sticker.

$700 license plate would be a nice target for thieves.

Which is why you take a knife and cut an X into the registration sticker after it's attached to the plate. If they peel it off, all they get are useless pieces. Of course, that doesn't help if the state doesn't send you the sticker to begin with, even after you paid.

I was pulled over for the expired sticker, the police officer noted that I was registered and handed me a warning for failure to display. I drove to the RMV, paid for a replacement sticker right then and there. Three days later, the original sticker I paid for showed up in the mail.

Here you have to renew your sticker no later than on your birthday. If your birthday is on the first of the month, then a police officer can legally ticket you if you have not renewed it by then. Many ignorant people think they have to the end of the month, not so.
Because my birthday is at the end of December when I am in Mexico, I renew the sticker every two years in October before I leave. Same with my drivers license, every five years in October.

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Yes

Juggernaut wrote:

The land of fruits, and nuts.

Back in the "old days" that used to refer to the Imperial Valley producing real fruit & nuts. But now it has a whole different meaning.

I'm forever glad I got smart and moved out of there in 1975. The sad thing is the Nanny's have their madness in every state and local government today. Hence the need for a fence. Just watched John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. What a marvelous idea.

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Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

Which is why you take a knife and cut an X into the registration sticker after it's attached to the plate. If they peel it off, all they get are useless pieces. Of course, that doesn't help if the state doesn't send you the sticker to begin with, even after you paid.

I was pulled over for the expired sticker, the police officer noted that I was registered and handed me a warning for failure to display. I drove to the RMV, paid for a replacement sticker right then and there. Three days later, the original sticker I paid for showed up in the mail.

Oh I did better than just an X cut. It's my habit to do a crisscross cut on the sticker every year. You'll end up with an itty bitty confetti size sticker if you peel it off. However, I think the many layers of old stickers may have helped the removal. If you carefully cut it deep enough, you may be able to get the topmost sticker in 1 whole piece or not (I've never tried it myself). My fault for not removing old stickers every year. I remove old stickers now.

I got a fix-it ticket without any penalty or points deduction. I just had to go to the local sheriff's office to show them it's been fixed. That's all.

The cereal state, full of

The cereal state, full of nuts fruits and flakes

I know someone who's stickers

have 1964 posted on the places..

Then never update them, the cops seem to leave em' alone for it. They've driven around the country and up into Canada and Alaska.

I don't get it. I get in the car, drive to the corner stop at the light, fart and every cop in the state gives me a driving award!

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License Plate Stickers Discontinued

Pennsylvania, as well as a few other states, have discontinued issuing dated license plate stickers. I drive out of state frequently with an expired sticker and so far, have not been stopped.

As you've noticed, LEO's seem to ignore expired stickers on out of state plates perhaps for the above reason.

I moved

bdhsfz6 wrote:

Pennsylvania, as well as a few other states, have discontinued issuing dated license plate stickers. I drive out of state frequently with an expired sticker and so far, have not been stopped.

As you've noticed, LEO's seem to ignore expired stickers on out of state plates perhaps for the above reason.

to the area when there were still abandoned vehicles in Phila. I thought it was cool--haven't seen anything like it for a decade, reminded me of the Bronx in the 80's. Then, I started noticing people had the upper left of their license plates completely cut off as if with tin snips? HUH? At some point, Harrisburg issued interior stickers to those registered in PHILA County.

The stickers all fell off, and as a result, cars were ticketed for invalid registrations. What an utter joke.

Sometimes I think to myself, wouldn't it be easier if Harrisburg just picked up the phone, or we have email now, and ask Albany what kind of glue they use? It's 2018, and inspection stickers are still peeling off windshields lol

But there is progress, they got rid of the stickers on the plates, I think 12/17 end date was the last of them. Now there is an icon of the state in that corner, so people don't get confused as to why there is no sticker. Can't make this up...

Delaware

When I was in Delaware, I renewed my sticker and got one good for 11 months and 15 days. I questioned why and the person said she assuned my sticker had already expired. When she saw it hadn't, she gave me one good for a year.
Another time, I went to renew my driver's license. They took my money and then announced to everyone waiting that the machine was broken, but they would issue temporary licenses. I said I went in with money and a license, and I am leaving without money and a temporary license. They seemed surprised that my license had not already expired.
One time NC accidentally cancelled Mother's driver's license, and her insurance company wrote that as a result, they has cancelled her insurance. She had to get some paper work and get someone to drive her to get the situation fixed. She told the DMV person it had been inconvenient, and the DMV person asked her why she stopped driving just because her license and insurance had been revoked.

on another note

bdhsfz6 wrote:

Pennsylvania, as well as a few other states, have discontinued issuing dated license plate stickers. I drive out of state frequently with an expired sticker and so far, have not been stopped.

As you've noticed, LEO's seem to ignore expired stickers on out of state plates perhaps for the above reason.

I purchased a used vehicle in NYS. I received a paper permit taped to my rear glass, which I used for about 45 days, driving through PA and NJ daily. I asked a state trooper at work why would I not be pulled over every single day? I have no plate on the vehicle at all, and a piece of paper nobody can read, it may as well say, "PASS" like on the x-files where the guy just walked into a secured FBI building with a "Hello my name is" sticker on his suit saying PASS.

My permit was legit, but my point is you cannot read it, so due diligence would seem to dictate, check it out. Trooper said, more often than not, it would be legit, so not worth his time.

temp tags

A couple of police agencies run the temp tag numbers when they are stuck in traffic or at lights since so many are not legit down here.

In addition to the news broadcasts reporting stolen cars caught this way, I've seen a few folks get pulled over this way.

Cost...

I would imagine that governor moonbeam will want to make all state vehicles use these things. After all, they cost a fortune so why wouldn't he want to use more tax dollars on another stupid idea?

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Can't see them getting

Can't see them getting popular, just too expensive for starters.

That has to be the damn dumbest thing I've seen

At least this week.

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More Useless Tech

$700 plus $7 a month for GPS tracking. I'll keep the current system.

Washington State has talked about this..

It's a money grab pure and simple. The plan is to go to pay by the mile and toll every road. I understand the logic of government which is to tax and grab every penny it can. The argument is with the electric vehicles they don't pay their fair share. Ok then deal with them. I drive a vehicle that gets 12-14 mpg. I think I pay my fair share of gas taxes and the last thing I want is government knowing where you are, where you've been, you didn't come to a complete stop at a stop sign, rolled through one or were speeding.

Trouble with Californa is

They come up with stupid ideas, laws, end up hating them move to Arizona. Then first thing they do is start pushing for the same laws they hated in California, Lol

Hackers

The computers hackers will have lots of fun playing with these electronic plates!

They won't cost me a dime ...

... because there's no way at all that i would imagine myself wanting anything like that.

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thieves?

chewbacca wrote:

$700 license plate would be a nice target for thieves.

I read someplace that if it's stolen, the plate displays the word "STOLEN" across the top.

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Not to sound disagreeable with the majority ...

but I think it sounds kind of cool. If it was offered in my state and wasn't so expensive, I would probably bite. I guess I am just an uncontrolled techie geek that wants the latest gadget grin

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These license plates seems

These license plates seems very cool idea but very expensive. Secondly, they don't exist in Canada anyways. So I don't need to feel tempted anyway...lol.

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why so small?

Cool idea indeed. But why go so small if you can go all the way? So far only in China, but there is visibly market for this "cool" new social experiment. After all why it should be used against you?

By 2020, China plans to assign each of its 1.4 billion citizens a “social credit score” that will determine what people are allowed to do, and where they rank in society.

http://bigthink.com/stephen-johnson/a-look-at-chinas-orwelli...

Isn't it a cool idea? After all if you are good citizen you have nothing to hide... And if you not good enough you will get improved.

Sounds

Rather silly to me. Although if I can change what it says on the fly, it would be very tempting to send a gesture to the car following too close.

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Wouldn't be good in TX

A lot of Texans have trailer hitch balls right behind the license plate. A lot of these have backed into a trailer tongue thus ramming the license plate. I'm sure a display would be ruined.

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very true

mmullins98 wrote:

A lot of Texans have trailer hitch balls right behind the license plate. A lot of these have backed into a trailer tongue thus ramming the license plate. I'm sure a display would be ruined.

We do have a lot of cup shaped steel plates down here.

California ...

I feel a lot better about it now that I can say that it's where I'm from, and not where I live.

California ...

I feel a lot better about it now that I can say that it's where I'm from, and not where I live.

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