While growing up my family traveled various times of the year either north to a New England state or Canada and other times south to Florida. To pass the hours of travel while my Dad drove and my Mom navigated from the other front seat, my sisters and I would entertain ourselves in the back seats. I got motion-sick/car-sick so easily it was better for me to sit by a window and find license plates on cars from different states. How many would we find? What car had the most distant license plate? Where were the people in the car coming from, where were they going to and why? The activity meshed well with my daydreaming and helped pass many an hour during my adolescent family trips.
Now I drive my own vehicle on long trips, still noticing license plates, but with more interest in what people choose to put on their custom license plate (vanity plate/personalized plate). Is it an opinion, interest, or humor? What are they expressing and willing to pay additional dollars to have on their plate?
For some fun, I have included some I have seen these past few months. As I look at the plate and the type of car, I try to create a story about each driver and why their choice was that particular plate. I’ll never know if I had guessed correctly, but it is my fun way to pass the driving hours in a very simple mind-bending way.
Plates on Tesla cars: EVULTIN and SUN GAS
Other plates: IM4UK, XGEOCON, GUDAYSR, AWSOM1, OMYGOTH, TRUEGRC, HPYHLDA, LABORRN,
5NICKEL, RANTING, MYSTYCL, VAXN8, HUMNGBRD, FOXYOTE, 11GR8KD, MS TEN, AZTURTL,
HPYBUMS, OM NAMA, XNTDTL, GMASBUS, WZUPDOG, XOFISHO, VIRIBUS, NHANCIN, QUEENU,
NJROUT3, L8RUNNR, 4BUDGE
How do you pass the hours when you’re driving? Audiobook, music or ??? I am curious!
Not all cars I see have a license plate, but I can bet there is a good story behind this car and its driver!