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Old 04-14-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Am I the only one who thinks there is a pretty striking resemblance between the Louisiana license plate and the California license plate?

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Besides the blue border that the Louisiana plate has on it, these two plates are nearly identical. I'm not sure any other two states have more similarities in their license plate. Also, neither California nor Louisiana have changed their generic license plate in over 15 years, most states will give a fresh or updated look every 5-7 years, but these plates seem to be iconic to the state somehow.

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Old 04-14-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Actually Louisiana has changed it's plates several times to be exact.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:51 PM
 
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I say the same lol
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:04 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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We get a lot of both plates here in TX and they do look alike. I find it hard to tell the difference.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Waterworld
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I think Louisiana's newer plates have a pelican on them, but yes I used to think that those plates were California plates from a distance.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: USA
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Very similar in writing although not exactly the same. What makes them different is the numbering and lettering system of each states plate.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Certainly a resemblance.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I've noticed this before. But Louisiana has been printing plates with pelicans on them a lot in the last few years.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Glad I wasn't the only one! Obviously they aren't identical, but there is no denying these two state plates look more similar than any other two states!
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Since the 1980s, many states have adopted red-white-and-blue color schemes for their license plates. Before then there was more variety.

For example, California used to be yellow on black, then yellow on blue.

Massachusetts and Ohio used to be green on white.

etc.
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