The state’s Division of Motor Vehicles has 12 vanity plate reject codes—special symbols like exclamation points and dollar signs, for instance, aren’t allowed. But the most common cause for denial, by a Pikes Peak–size margin, is number six: “Possibly offensive to the general public.” So as you plot your family’s summer road trip, be thankful the kids won’t be asking you to explain the meanings of these 10 plates, all deemed inappropriate by the DMV.

The state presumably thought this driver was a Unabomber-type, not a Margot Robbie–type.
Evidently, the DMV is not a fan of the University of South Carolina’s mascot, the Gamecock.
Just one of the many, uh, creative ways Coloradans have tried to express this particular sentiment.
But it’s legal!
This golf-obsessed motorist (TEE it up) was the victim of unintentionally obscene spelling.
The real reason Stephen King moved away from Boulder: His Shining reference didn’t make it past the censors.
Something we wish we’d known before cutting off this descendant of Colorado cannibal Alfred Packer.
Translation: “Pull me over.”
We sincerely hope this plate was intended to adorn a white Ford Bronco.
Simple. To the point.

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