Why is it that some people want the weirdest vanity license plates? I’m sure you’ve been in that situation when you’re stuck behind someone at a stop light and can’t help but notice their odd vanity plate and just wonder, why?
Indiana is notorious for weird vanity places. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles rejected a whopping 700 personalized license plates in 2021, according to WRTV, and they’ve released the full list. Some of the rejected plates say not-so-nice things about President Joe Biden and other political leaders, reference bodily functions, glamorize drugs or are just inappropriate or profane.
Indiana residents requested more than 54,000 personalized license plates in 2021. That means only a little more than 1% of those requests were rejected.
If you’re wondering how it’s determined which personalized plates get rejected or approved, it all boils down to 40 BMV employees who go through each of the requests. They review the requested text when it’s sent in and also check the plates after they’re printed to make sure they are accurate.
The BMV is allowed to reject a plate if it “carries a meaning or connotation offensive to good taste and decency,” “would be misleading” or “that the bureau otherwise considers improper for issuance.”
Below are some of the strangest and craziest rejected license plates, via WRTV. What were these people thinking? I mean, who wants to drive a car with a license plate that says, “I POOPED?”
To view the full list of personalized license plates that were rejected by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, head to WRTV’s website here.