Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Visions of Identical Aluminum

Our state's license plate has changed once again. When I first started seeing these new yellow backgrounds, I always had to look twice, because I kept thinking it was an Alaskan plate. For a fraction of a second, several times a day, I would think to myself, "I'll be damned if there aren't a whole lot of people visiting from Alaska by car lately". Well, I'm damned. By now the fact that the two states have nearly identical plates doesn't phase me anymore.

It's now the other way around. I have to look twice when I see an Alaskan plate, which only happens perhaps once or twice a month. I guess New York City is the kind of place you'd expect to see just about every state's plates at least once. Not all of them are tourists though. Many southern plates belong to New Yorkers with relatives down there who provide them with an address so they can save money on their car insurance. Rumor has it.

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking about mentioning the plates too. it's really an attempt to go retro as the old plates for new york in the 70's were gold with blue letters. but i've seen my first two T&LC cars on sunday with them. That odd taxicab with the T-in the front, and the T in the end is now a new plate, and I saw one or two lincoln limos with the gold plate too.

    I'm still worried about the plate, people say the white plate was boring, i say it was legible, and sure it was boring, but I don't think the gold plates are any better. and if you want to report a license number to somebody, won't it be harder to read?


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