Vanity of Vanities: No You Can’t Have That License Plate – The Complete List of Prohibited Washington D.C. Plates

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Transparency and accountability group Government Attic filed a Freedom Of Information Act request to the District of Columbia’s Department of Motor Vehicles to supply them with a list of all the prohibited, banned and withdrawn personalized license plates. The FOIA request has been fulfilled and the list has now been published. To be honest, while some of them are obviously vulgar or sexual, a number of them seem completely inoffensive. While it’s understandable that ANY1469 or ASSAS1N might be disallowed, what possible reason could there be for prohibiting ALLISON or ALICE? In any case, all of the names take up 17 pages so I won’t publish them here but you can see the complete list at GovernmentAttic.org (PDF).

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