My dad used to remind me the 'limit' part of the speed limit was the most important.

California tags suggest you drive at 100 MPH and weave in and out of traffic.

He reminded me not to expect any grace if I happened to be driving 57 in a 55-mile-per-hour zone.  I’m reminded in Idaho you won’t get any break for exceeding the limit, that is exactly what a sign posted means for drivers.

On the Interstate, though, it appears to translate in several different ways:

  1. Idaho plates on a car or truck require you to drive 7 to 15 miles below the posted limit.
  2. Utah plates suggest you drive everywhere in Idaho 15 miles per hour above the limit.
  3. California tags suggest you drive at 100 MPH and weave in and out of traffic.
  4. Plates from Alberta and BC translate as, “What limit?”
  5. Texas tags simply tell us, “We don’t need no stinking limit!”
  6. Washington drivers speed but brake at every exit for a latte.
  7. Wyoming plates.  Seriously, horses don't have license plates!
  8. Montana.  From my experience, I've never actually seen them drive.  For crying out loud, when you go there you drive for hours and never see another car.
  9. Nevada tags scream, "Gangway!"
  10. Arizona.  These plates explain the driver is retired, 85-years-old and never drives anywhere above 25 MPH.

License Plate Translation

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You can get dinged on your submission form for a personalized license plate in Idaho for a lot of reasons. Most of these are obvious and others you may have to think about for a moment. If some of them don't make sense, then congrats on having a more pure mind than the rest of us.
That being said - DISCLAIMER - these plates were rejected for a reason. You may be offended by them and it isn't too late to turn back.

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Gallery Credit: Idaho Transportation Department

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