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Too Naughty for Your Car: New List of Personalized License Plates Rejected by the State

Everything from "I am God" to "Joe Blow"
Posted at 6:53 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 18:53:15-04

They're not exactly poetry, but proposed personalized license plates from drivers range from "GUN 4 FUN" to "THANKS IRS" to "A NUDIST." These are an example of the plates the state has rejected, saying the lettering is offensive and too risque' for your bumper.

You could say a personalized plate says a lot about the driver behind the wheel, but in this case the state is saying "T.M.I. Florida."

Most of the drivers our anchor Paul LaGrone spoke to were not offended by most of the plates we showed them, but they did say there is a line that should not be crossed.

"If it becomes hateful," said one driver.

"When younger children can figure it out maybe," suggested another.

When we asked if the state should reject the plates, one younger driver actually said, "I think so you got kids around here that look at those things."

Half a million Florida drivers apply for personalized vanity plates and dozens are rejected every year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Vanity license plates denied in florida in 2017

The state issued this statement to ABC Action News:

"Personalized license plate orders are reviewed for obscene or objectionable material by staff in tax collector or DHSMV offices when initial applications are processed and also screened through the department’s inventory control unit. Customers can also contact the department to complain about an obscene or objectionable plate."