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  Vehicle registration plate Information
The plate has a serial number on it which is the same on all plates attached to the vehicle, the purpose of which is to identify the vehicle uniquely from others on roads, usually within the same country.
License plates have been around almost as long as automobiles, appearing in the earliest period of the transition from the horse, 1890 to 1910.
The current plates are of the 1992 standard, which consist of the one-character provincial abbreviation, a letter of the Latin alphabet corresponding to a certain city in the province, and five numbers or letters of the alphabet (e.g.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Vehicle_registration_plate   (3484 words)

  US and Canadian license plates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the United States and Canada, license plates are issued by an agency of the state or provincial government (or its equivalent, for example, the District of Columbia).
In the District of Columbia, the license plate is validated with a windshield sticker that indicates the expiration date, the license plate number, the year and make of vehicle, and part of the vehicle identification number, thereby allowing easier detection of fraudulent use.
This is an exception to the general rule in the US that license plates are issued by the state, and not the federal, government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diplomatic_license_plates_in_the_United_States   (3520 words)

 Vehicle registration plate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The plate has a serial number on it which is the same on all plates attached to the vehicle, the purpose of which is to identify the vehicle uniquely from others on roads, usually within the same country.
License plates have been around almost as long as automobiles, appearing in the earliest period of the transition from the horse, 1890 to 1910.
The current plates are of the 1992 standard, which consist of the one-character provincial abbreviation, a letter of the Latin alphabet corresponding to a certain city in the province, and five numbers or letters of the alphabet (e.g.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/License_plate   (3630 words)

 History of US and Canadian license plates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first license plates were made out of iron and porcelain, painted on the front in usually two different colors--one for the background and one for the lettering.
Each year, citizens were usually required to obtain a new license plate from the state government, which would have a different color scheme than the previous year, making it easier for police to identify whether or not citizens were current with their vehicle registration.
Minnesota introduced some license plates during this period with three different years embossed into the plate, so that the plates were valid for three consecutive years (e.g., 1918, 1919, and 1920).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_US_and_Canadian_license_plates   (320 words)

 WWII 1942 US, Canada, World License Plates Page - Brian's Military Jeeps of WW2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Here are photographs of the plates that were issued in the first full year of US involvement in WWII.
WWII Military License Plates and Patriotic License Plate Toppers
License Plate Restoration and Repaint by The Tag Dr.
members.aol.com /brimiljeep/WebPages/1942LicensePlatePage.html   (312 words)

 VA DMV: Citizen Services:
Canadian or U.S. licenses must be surrendered when you apply for a Virginia driver's license.
If you are age 19 or older and you hold a valid driver's license issued by a country other than Canada, France or Germany, you may not be required to show proof of successful completion of driver education or hold a learner's permit for 30 days.
If your license has been suspended or revoked by another state, a Virginia license may not be issued until your driving record in that state is cleared and you meet Virginia requirements.
www.dmv.state.va.us /webdoc/citizen/drivers/eligibility.asp   (666 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions about License Plate Collecting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
There were early registration plates in use on carriages and wagons in the US (as far back as the early 1800's), but I don't know if you could actually call these "license plates", per se.
Plates in New York from 1901 through 1909 were owner-provided plates, usually referred to by plate collectors as "pre-states", because they were "pre-state issue".
Plates from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta are also extremely hard to find, but SMOM is sort of a marginal jurisdiction, that few collectors will actually attempt to add to their foreign set.
www.pl8s.com /faq.htm   (3112 words)

 Single Payer Health Care System
The Canadian system is a publicly funded insurance program where costs are controlled and both hospitals and doctors are private.
Canadian doctors make about one third less that American doctors and yet their satisfaction level is high because they have more time to practice medicine because paper work is minimized.
The economics certainly indicate that the Canadian approach should be observed and considered as a model for the U.S. The U.S. spends about $1000 per year per person more than does Canada.
bcn.boulder.co.us /health/healthwatch/canada.html   (1101 words)

 License Plates - Authentic Antique and Classic License Plates from Turner Plates
Sample plates have the same colors, graphics, and serial number layout as the issue year's "regular" registration plate, but cannot be used to register a vehicle.
All license plates on our site, other than advertising and novelty plates (when offered), are genuine, authentic license plates that were issued by their respective state or province in the years indicated.
Most U.S. states offer antique and classic vehicle owners a method to either register their vehicle with Y.O.M. license plates or to display them on a vehicle that is currently registered through normal methods.
www.turnerplates.com   (910 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions about license plate collecting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For plates commonly traded, general values have been set, and have been published in a guide to license plate values by Bob and Chuck Crisler, for US and Canadian license plates.
Plates from the countries which tightly control them (such as the Middle East and Japan) are more valuable than from ones which don't (such as Curacao, France and Great Britain).
If you plan to keep the plates, the quality of your work of course matters less, though it should still be done right, if for no other reason to make the plate more impressive for all to see on your wall or display.
www.canplates.com /licensology/faq.html   (2724 words)

 1942 - 1945 War Effort Restamped License Plate Page
The duplicate plates saved by the state (the mates to the ones mailed) were often: flattened and restamped with a new number or saved for another year (or more) and only the date was restamped.
The restruck or overstamped plate was sent to the registered owner of that license plate in subsequent years.
The 1942 plate became the first Maryland multi-year base plate, as metal tabs dated 1943 and 1944 were issued to extend the expiration year stamped on the base plate.
members.aol.com /brimiljeep/WebPages/1942_1945RestampedLicensePlatePage.html   (1523 words)

 License Plates of the United States, Canada, Australia and the World
US/Canadian plates have the year of issue as a two digit prefix followed the condition code which is followed by a number in brackets, this is the price of the plate in US dollars.
Any plates dated for the current year are for earlier months in the year than today's month.
Extra holes are to be expected on plates from Australia and most foreign countries.
www.whidbey.net /licenseplate/pl8list.html   (701 words)

 Original License
An applicant for an original Alaska driver license must be at least 16 years of age and have held a valid driving permit for a minimum of 6 months.
An applicant will be required to pass the written knowledge test (or present a valid Alaska learner's permit), a road test, and a vision test prior to being issued a driver license.
The license is valid for approximately five years, expiring on the applicants birthday.
www.state.ak.us /dmv/akol/original.htm   (412 words)

 My WD9EWK and VA7EWK license plates
Arizona permits up to 7 characters on a normal license plate, and when entering an order for a personalized plate with an amateur callsign please note in the appropriate field that this is your amateur callsign.
These plates can be either copper or in a variety of colors (blue, fl, red, white, brown, maroon, or lemon yellow for automobile plates) with different colors for the letters and numbers stamped onto the plates.
Normal plates are white, have the country name and national seal on the top edge, a fl center section with white letters and numbers, and the government does not allow for personalized plates on vehicles.
www.geocities.com /wd9ewk/plates.html   (1644 words)

 Blank License Plates resources, guides, and information
Blank License Plates Please be advised that this plate is unfinished and designed to be re painted Blank License Plates Please be advised that this plate is unfinished and designed to be re painted Z Plates Quantity Aluminum flat finished white blank license plates.
Blank License Plates License plate blanks made of various materials are a long time standard R.T's Blank Plates offers images of blank US and Canadian license plates for viewing and for personal use.
License plates from the Metro were found on the 1996 SUV, according to the report.
iatromechanist.info /archives/Blank-License-Plates.php   (1097 words)

 Revocation of License Plates for DWI
Specifically, plates may be impounded for any vehicle involved in a impoundment violation as well as all motor vehicles owned by, registered to, or leased in the name of the violator.
In many cases the license plates are simply seized by the law enforcement officer when the violation occurs.
If the vehicle involved in the violation is not owned by the violator, the owner of the vehicle may seek to avoid the license plate impound order by filing a sworn statement with the commissioner within seven days of the issuance of an impoundment order.
www.nvo.com /beaulier/licenseplateimpoundment   (620 words)

 1976 License Plate Page
Originally, it was a birth year run of passenger car plates started in 1995, but it has evolved to include plates from all modes of transportation.
Besides the regular plates issued by most states and provinces, there are a number featuring U.S. bicentennial themes, varieties of regular issues, front booster plates and a plates for trucks, campers, trailers, motorcycles, etc. It is far from finished, and you can watch it continue to grow.
A number of plates are particularly difficult to identify as to time frame--municipal and antique/historic issues cause the most problem.
www.plateshack.com /76   (367 words)

 Super Protector - Speed Camera and Red Light Camera Defense!
It is a cover for your license plate that makes the numbers on your license plate(s) unreadable by a photo radar or red light camera.
When you view the license plate straight on, the numbers are perfectly readable, but from the angle of the speed camera or red light camera, the numbers can not be seen.
The Super Protector is designed to make your license plate numbers invisible at every angle at which a photo radar camera could be positioned.
www.buyradardetectors.com /Products/OnTrack/Super-Protector.aspx   (397 words)

 License Plates of the United States, Canada, Australia and the World, including an Amelia Peabody Gallery
In the gallery section you will find my collection of vanity license plates relating to the Amelia Peabody novels by Elizabeth Peters, gathered by friends throughout the world and the United States.
I have collected license plates since I was a young man growing up in Arizona.
This gallery consists of vanity license plates from my personal collection relating to my favorite series of books featuring Amelia Peabody by Elizabeth Peters.
www.whidbey.net /licenseplate   (362 words)

 Malaysian man pays US$54,300 for car license plate, sets local record   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The "TAN" license plate went to an ethnic Chinese businessman, identified only as Tan, The Star newspaper said, quoting Road Transport Department director-general Emran Kadir.
The Star quoted Emran as saying the three-letter combination in the license plate was followed by a single digit, which further increased the value of the plate.
The first letter on a number plate indicates the state that issues it, and the successful bidder obtained it from Terengganu state.
www.cbc.ca /cp/Oddities/061013/K101302U.html   (241 words)

 NYS DMV - NYS DMV - Driver License, Learner Permit and Non-Driver Photo ID Card
If you have a Class DJ junior license, and you complete a high school or college driver education course, you can change your Class DJ junior license to a Class D senior license when you are 17 years old.
The driver license or a letter from the state DMV must show that your out-of-state driver license was valid for at least 6 months.
To renew your driver license, you must pass a vision test at the DMV office, or bring form MV-619 or form MV-619R (Eye Test Report) that was completed by an eye-care professional.
www.nydmv.state.ny.us /license.htm   (8887 words)

 Rick's Front License Plate Holder
We are pleased to announce that we now have in stock a long-sought-after accessory many of you have been waiting for: a stainless steel front license plate holder.
Modeled after a similar product sold in Japan, this is the only front license plate holder of its kind available for the S2000 that fits US and Canadian license plates.
The holder bolts into the stock license plate holes in the front bumper and tilts the license plate back at an angle to deflect wind into the radiator face.
www.ricks2k.com /products/plateholder.php   (248 words)

 Mad Times: Niagara!
At the crossing back into the US we were again asked our citizenship, how long we'd been in Canada, whether we purchased anything while there (he was unfazed by my answer of "tourist junk"), and who owned the vehicle we were driving.
Oh, I almost forgot, while on the Canadian side of the random line of demarcation we bought some of the Canadian KitKat bars that tyd of thenyoudiscover has been going on about.
My only gripe with the Canadian candy is that, contrary to appearances, the packaging isn't water-tight so some moisture snuck in while the bar was in our ice chest waiting for its chance at a taste test.
tomecat.com /madtimes/archive/000204.html   (1630 words)

 Reference.com/2005 Kashmir Earthquake
Most earthquakes are powered by the release of the stresses that accumulate over time, typically, at the boundaries of the plates that make up the Earth's lithosphere.
The most severe of these earthquakes are located along compressional and translational plate boundaries.
Deep focus earthquakes are possibly generated as subducted lithospheric material catastrophically undergoes a phase transition at depths greater than 600 km.
www.reference.com /features/2005kashmir.html   (400 words)

 Find Useful Red Light Camera Plates Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
These pictures of the vehicle's license plates are then sent to the...
plates often hindered the camera�s effectiveness by creating too much glare for clear photos, but the test program did reduce the overall number of red light...
They are designed to photograph the license plates of vehicles caught entering an intersection after the traffic light...
www.undetected.co.uk /Directory/R-S/red-light-camera-plates.html   (708 words)

 Melsh's Plate-O-Rama - Home of Sample License Plate Info
Images of current issue plates for every state and other plates from my collection are included.
Information on ordering sample license plates is included for all states.
License Plates of the World - Michael Kusterman's resource.
home.centurytel.net /melsh/LP.html   (743 words)

 Mad Times: September 2003 Archives
These had a wicked gleam in their eyes that said they'd happily kill us for the nuts we were eating.
Neither one of us has much of a head for history unlike Becky's siblings so we were clueless about the big picture of the Fort's history.
We kissed the kitties and Rachel drove us to the airport.
tomecat.com /madtimes/archive/2003_09.html   (9296 words)

 PriusChat Shop : Prius Front License Plates - $17.50
plates are the exact size of standard US and Canadian vehicle registration plates and are used in place of front plates on vehicles registered in US states and Canadian provinces which issue only one plate.
Plates are solid molded color-through, non-crack, non-fade flexible plastic with 2.5 mil thick vinyl lettering, guaranteed for seven years of outdoor use.
Color combinations of plates shown on the illustrations have been designed to coordinate with exterior colors of all currently available Prius models.
www.priuschat.com /shop/product_info.php/products_id/28?osCsid=2c5b6d12cb40a0763a3fb41f87e974aa   (142 words)

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