Thursday, December 18, 2008

PSA: Arizona's New License Plate Law

Attention Arizona residents

On January 1st, 2009, a new state law goes into effect that will give police officers the ability to stop and ticket you if your license plate holder covers the word "Arizona" at the top of the plate.

This is not a joke, your 2006 state legislature decided that this was of utmost importance.

License-plate frames that celebrate your favorite college or sports team become illegal next month if the frame obscures the state's name.

Starting Jan. 1, police can stop you if "Arizona" isn't clearly visible at the top of the plate. Violators will be fined an average of $135, plus court fees, depending on the city where the violation is discovered.

Since it's already dangerous to be driving while black or brown, especially in Maricopa County, don't give the police another opportunity to inquire about your citizenship status.

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