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Old 03-13-2017, 03:40 PM
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Originally Posted by kehkou View Post
I sometimes see Sonoran, Zacatecan, and Californian plates. ( I counted Sonora because it has no road connections with my state and only shares 11 miles of border)

I am surprised no one has noticed NM plates in their state. Usually they get New Mexicans pulled over in other states. "You got a green card, boy?", which is funny because the plates actually say "NEW MEXICO USA" on them.
It's impossible not to notice New Mexico plates. They're radiant ****ing yellow.
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:57 PM
Location: New Jersey
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I live in northern New Jersey and recently I've seen some Texas license plates in some suburbs and cities here.

I see too many Florida and New York license plates here all the time and recently, I am seeing more and more Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California license plates. I see some North Carolina and South Carolina license plates. I've eye-caught two Washington state license plates only. I've eye-caught a few Georgia and Texas license plates. Also, in East Orange and in another town I saw a license plate that looks like those British-ruled countries' license plates. I only see Arizona license plates on U-HAUL trailers.

I can understand why the Garden State attracts so many out of staters. New Jersey has so much great shopping.

So here is a list of outside of New Jersey license plates I've seen from most to least occurred (1 being the most).

1. New York
2. Florida
3. Pennsylvania
4. Massachusetts
5. North Carolina
6. South Carolina
7. Ontario (Canada)
8. Texas
9. Georgia
10. California
11. Arizona
13. Washington
14. Oklahoma
13. International license plate not from US or Canada (unknown countries)

I read up on the Internet that people in New York City with Florida license plates are not really from Florida, because they pay for Florida car insurance, which is actually cheaper than NYC's car insurance. Not sure how true this is, so don't listen to me about that. I can assume that Ontario, Canada people are mainly visitors.
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by C24L View Post
Oklahoma borders Texas.
Yeah, It's are neighbor, but the Oklahoma plates had disappeared for awhile and just recently started showing up again.
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:12 PM
Location: Seattle
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California, even more than Oregon.
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:35 PM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Neighbouring states: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana.

Non-neighbouring states: Kansas, Missouri, Georgia, Michigan, New York, Florida

for some reason I see a good amount of Oregon and Washington plates, even an Alaska plate once in a while.
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:56 AM
Location: Brew City
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In Upper Michigan:

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Old 03-15-2017, 11:57 AM
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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In AZ:

1) Texas
2) New York
3) Illinois
4) Ohio
5) Colorado
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:07 PM
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Here in the southern tier of west/central NY state I obviously see a ton of Pennsylvanians.

More to the actual question though (states which do NOT border NY). In my region it's a toss up between Ohio and Maryland.

Coming in next under those would be Kentucky, West Virginia, New Hampshire, and Virginia.

Most commonly seen Canadian plate is from Ontario followed closely by Quebec.

Most I see from far flung states are Texas and Oregon. For some reason Oregon is not uncommon to spot here.
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:30 PM
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Originally Posted by pnwguy2 View Post
By that, I mean which State plates do you see most often that are from another State that does NOT border with your State?

In Washington, I am seeing a ton of Texas plates. Used to be California, but now Texas.
New York, Long Island.

Non-Bordering States:
Used to be Florida being #1 but I believe that Florida has been passed by North Carolina. After those two, I would say it is Maryland, Ohio, Virginia and Rhode Island (although technically RI and NY border each other). Less common is New Hampshire, Maine and Delaware. I have seen a number of New Hampshire plates at Universities here on Long Island.

Bordering States:
In order - New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, Ontario & Quebec. During the summer, Ontario and Quebec sightings increase ahead of at least Vermont.

Exotic States:
By exotic, I mean rare in New York. I have seen Hawaiian plates several times, which always stand out (how did you get here LOL). I have pretty much seen most states and provinces (New Mexico stands out with their license plate). I believe I have also seen Prince Edward Island.
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:11 PM
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In Southern California, we see it all, but the ones that stand out to me as surprisingly frequent are New York, North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Most exotic? A Dubai plate on a yellow Lamborghini cruising up the 405.
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