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Old 06-08-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Lake George, CO
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I am so glad they changed the Texas plates, I hated having all of that stereotypical Texas crap on my plates.

I have never been a fan of New Mexico's plates, but I am usually not a fan of bold yellow colors. I also think that New York's plates are not very nice looking.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I think California, Washington, and Oregon do. They have been doing the basic design for 25+ years now. How about something different? Plus, all three states use blue numerals against white. This can't be helpful for police agencies. I would like to see some creative new designs for all three west coast states. Are there others who have outlived their usefulness? Perhaps Colorado, or Minnesota?
I agree CA could use an update. It's still ok, just a little boring.

The current CO design has been in place for 15 years now, but our plates are rather iconic and people here like them. I don't see CO coming out with a new base plate design for decades.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I think that states need to dial it back. The primary function is getting lost... the worst is the SC plate where you can't see anything but the super font size lettered GOD on it. That's the point of the design and that's wrong. Their purpose is to identify a car. Anything that distracts from that is not good.
Agreed. I saw a license plate the other day that was so bright/loud/busy that I couldn't even read the letters and numbers. They're not art projects!
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Minnesota should really true-up the number of lakes it really has so that we can stop with any johnny-come-lately state who has any false hopes or dillusions of grandeur.

also, some states (Colorado, Wyoming) have their plates in the shape of their state which is clever...other states should be ordered to do that as well.
No they're not. Look on a map... CO and WY are more of a square. The plate shape is standard plate size and has nothing to do with the shape of the state. KS used to cut the upper RH corner to make the plates the shape of the state.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Idk but everyone should switch to the flat designs and no numbers that stick out... they look a million times better, easier to read and don't fade...

Before

http://www.15q.net/us3/mn00a.jpg

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https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pub...ense-plate.jpg
Personally, I don't like most of the flat plates. The font most states use is just weird, and they tend to look like they're fake. MN is about the only flat plate that looks decent.
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