Vanity License Plates Banned by California’s Department of Motor Vehicles
"They'll try to spell it backwards, so the person in the mirror behind you can read it,” Barbara a member of the DMV’s registration Special Processing Unit, was quoted as saying by nbcbayarea.com.
The Department of Motor Vehicles reviews 200-500 plates a day thanks to a four-person team. The internet submissions are also being checked according to Barbara.
"It's really hard to say what would offend one person and not offend another person ‘IB6UB9,’ would you like to explain that to your kid?," said Barbara, according to the aforementioned source. The Department of Motor Vehicles had banned a couple of number combination such as 13, which is currently associated with gang names. Also, 14 and 88 are banned for their connection to white supremacists. The department is taking to consideration the chance of a possible interpretation in order to ban a plate.
"Ice' can be used for cocaine. So if you're an ice machine repair man, you can send in pictures of your truck with the name of the company,” the source relates.