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Here are Seven Random Facts About Vanity License Plates

Posted in Pictures, Video, Commercials, Media, Uncategorized by wolferadio11 on June 29, 2011

Since clearly you woke up today saying, “Hey!  I’m so curious about vanity license plates.  I sure hope someone tells me all about them” . . . your dream has come true.  Here are seven random facts about vanity plates.

#1.)  About 9.3 million vehicles in the U.S. have customized vanity license plates.

#2.)  The 46 states that offer vanity license plates only made $177 MILLION off the fees . . . or an average of about $19 per plate.

#3.)  Texas is the first state to start auctioning off the best one-word vanity plates.  The plate reading “FERRARI” recently sold for$15,000, “PORSCHE” went for $7,500, and “AMERICA” went for $3,000.

#4.)  The most expensive vanity plate ever sold was in Abu Dhabi in 2008 . . . someone paid $14.3 MILLION for a plate with the number “1” only.

 #5.)  Virginia has the most drivers with vanity plates, at 16%.  It’s followed by New Hampshire and Illinois.

#6.)  Texas has the fewest vanity plates at 0.56%.

 #7.)  Studies have found that people with vanity plates and bumper stickers have more of a “territory marker” mentality . . . and are more likely to honk at other drivers, tailgate, and experience ROAD RAGE.

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