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Old 09-07-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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I noticed this topic in the General U.S. forum and thought it would be interesting to see what out-of-state plates people see most often in the Tri-state (besides our local Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana plates, of course).

I've seen plates from all 50 states at one time or another around here, though Hawaii is by far the rarest. Besides the local three, the most frequent plates I'll see on Cincinnati-area roads and highways are Michigan, Florida, New York, Missouri and California. I'm a notorious plate watcher when I'm driving, and the new blue and gold New York plates really stick out. In fact, I average seeing about one NY plate a day, and I rarely go more than a day or two without seeing a California. I also saw a plate from France several weeks ago on I-71 near Kenwood.

What plates does everyone else notice most often?
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:08 PM
 
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Michigan definitely. Ontario if you're on I-75.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Among my old cronies I see a lot of Florida plates as it is part of the effort to establish their residency as Florida to escape Ohio income tax.

But as far as on I-75 it is Michigan without a doubt, particularly during the winter when they are fleeing to Florida.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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I see Georgia quite a bit. Along with Maryland and Virginia.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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Michigan definitely. Ontario if you're on I-75.
Agreed! I also see a fair amount of Quebec-plated big trucks. On cars: I also see GA frequently, along with a fair amount of IL, PA & NY; especially on/near I-71.

Probably connected to Wright-Patterson AFB; but here in the Dayton area, I've seen a few AK & HI plates. Couldn't tell if they were military.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Conversely, Ohio plates are about 50/50 with South Carolina plates here in Charleston, SC!
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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I seem to see Illinois and Tennessee plates a lot, as well as the aforementioned Michigan and Florida.

Saw an Alaska plate the other day with one of my kids, who flipped out. (He's a big "plate watcher" too.)
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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Saw an Alaska plate the other day with one of my kids, who flipped out. (He's a big "plate watcher" too.)
An Alaska plate is always worth flipping out over!
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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Conversely, Ohio plates are about 50/50 with South Carolina plates here in Charleston, SC!
Conversely to that, Ohio plates are a rare breed out west for some reason. I hardly ever saw Ohio plates in Colorado and Wyoming, though I couldn't go a day or two without seeing a Florida plate.

Interestingly enough, Denver is about the same distance from Cincinnati as Fort Myers is, but many Ohioans who drive to Florida every year for vacation would flip out at the thought of driving to Colorado.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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I agree with unusualfire: I see a surprising number of Georgia plates. But I'd have to say Michigan ones are the most common.
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