Virtue signal activated

This chap wrote to the Oklahoman because he was presumably grievously aggrieved, or something:

Driving around the Oklahoma City metro area it’s hard not to notice all of the old, expired “rain arrow” license plates. Some of these tags are expired by many months, costing the government revenue. I hope the relevant law enforcement agencies can deal with this in a humane way that upholds the rule of law.

Now I’m tempted to put my “rain arrow” plate back on the car. It bears a properly issued June 2018 expiration.

Quick explanation: I ordered the same number as I’d had on the previous design and the one before that. The Tax Commission, sensibly, sent me the date sticker; they apparently had no idea when the actual plate would ship, and they were unwilling to see a 28-year customer put in legal jeopardy in case some twit wished to register a complaint. Eventually the plate shipped, and I swapped; but since the plates were made in sequence starting with AAA-000, and it was nine months before they got through the letter F, someone who had done similarly with a tag starting with X or Y might still be waiting. Remember when tags from Oklahoma County started with X or Y? I do.


  1. fillyjonk »

    12 January 2018 · 2:52 pm

    Dude needs a (different) hobby.

    Would not “humanely” dealing with those folks via law enforcement actually cost more than whatever added revenue forcing folks to buy new plates would raise?

  2. C. D. Lodge »

    13 January 2018 · 8:01 am

    I remember when tags from Oklahoma County started with 1. (Tulsa Co with 2, etc.)

  3. CGHill »

    13 January 2018 · 12:48 pm

    And I thought I was old. :)

    (Back in the day, well before people said “Back in the day,” Oklahoma plates started with a nunber, based on county population. Whichever county was third-largest in population (Cleveland? Comanche? Osage? Rogers?) started with 3.

  4. C. D. Lodge »

    13 January 2018 · 2:03 pm

    Muskogee county was number 3

  5. CGHill »

    13 January 2018 · 5:01 pm

    Thanks. Obviously I did not know that.

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