The State Tells Her To Return “Inappropriate” License Plate After 15 Years.

We frequently desire to communicate our thoughts and there are numerous methods we can choose to do so. Some individuals may opt to purchase a customized license plate as a means to showcase what is on their minds to the world.

Personalized license plates may be more expensive, but they hold great value for many individuals. If you can cleverly express your message using just a few common characters, you have the potential for an amazing personalized plate.

However, there are restrictions on what you can express. Sometimes, the DMV or the state may deem your words offensive and prohibit their printing.

It’s true that you have the right to free speech, which is guaranteed. However, this doesn’t automatically mean that the DMV has to comply. They have their own rules and if there’s a conflict, it will be challenging to convince them that your desired plate advertisement is acceptable.

Wendy Auger, a woman, was recently notified that her vanity plate, which she had for 15 years, was being recalled. The plate had a simple message, ‘PB4WEGO’, that made many people smile when they read it.

The Department of Motor Vehicles in New Hampshire has chosen to decline the license plate after 15 years because it contained the word “pee.” They deemed this bodily function to be unsuitable.

Auger, on the other hand, was angry and believed that they were violating her freedom of speech as stated in the constitution. She mentioned that it wasn’t about being improper or offensive, but rather a simple reminder to use the restroom before embarking on a journey.

The state mentioned that there were certain regulations, however, the DMV remained steadfast in their decision.

She didn’t stop there, she decided to bring the matter to court. She believed they were being unfair and stretching the rule too much, which led to the governor of New Hampshire stepping in.

After hearing it, he said: “Upon this being brought to my attention, I reached out to the Division of Motor Vehicles and strongly urged them to allow Wendy to keep the license plate she has had for the last 15 years.”

The governor personally instructed her to leave a message and inform her that her plate would not be recalled.

Score one for the underdog!

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