Tag Tuesday

We snapped this one on the way home from  (where else?) the Outer Banks.

I’m pretty sure a shark was driving it.

Cultural Phenomenon?

According to rankings provided to The Associated Press by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, out of the 9.3 million personalized plates on the roads of America, approximately one in 10 are found in Virginia – around 16 percent of all plates issued in VA. What does that say about us? Are we vain or creative?

Is it a Southern thing? Not so much. The North Eastern U.S. and the Midwest made excellent showings, with New Hampshire claiming second place at nearly 14 percent and Illinois weighing in around 13.4 percent. At a half percent, Texas secured the prize for last place.

AAMVA spokesperson Jason King observed, “If you’ve got 9.3 million people across the U.S. sporting vanity plates, you’ve got a cultural phenomenon.”

Carmichael, a real state agent in Mechanicsville, said, “It’s a personality thing. You get to know something about the person in front of you or who passes you.”

This is the first post for “Tag Tuesday.” You’re roving blogger will keep an eye out for funny, unique or crass vanity plates – all for your entertainment. According to this info, Virginia is fertile ground.


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