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Digital license plates for California?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by widget, Jun 22, 2010.

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Are Digital License Plates A Good Idea?

Poll closed Jul 22, 2010.
  1. Yes, I like the idea but would like input on what my plate advertises

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  2. Yes it's a good idea and I trust the state to put something appropriate in place

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  3. No, I don't think it is a good idea

    9 vote(s)
    10.7%
  4. No, This is ridiculous & another example of California lawmakers wasting taxpayer dollars to debate

    71 vote(s)
    84.5%
  1. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    widget

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    California lawmakers are working on a plan to implement digital license plates. These could display advertising when the car is stopped. Lawmakers hope the ads will bring in additional revenue. The DMV would handle ad sales. License plate ads could be a dangerous distraction.

    In regards to other vehicle advertising efforts, there are also existing companies that have applicates for cars and trucks that fit apply over the body of the vehicle (much like you see on public buses) that individuals can sign up and be paid for leaving on their vehicle for a certain period of time.

    QUESTION: Do you think digital license plates with ads are a good idea?
     
  2. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    Is there a source for this?? Cause it sounds stupid- just stupid enuf that I believe it could be true....
     
  3. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    bfogelma

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    it was a hot topic on yahoo yesterday. i think it has the potential to be completely ridiculous.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    It is the left coast. They are capable of anything...
     
  5. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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  6. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    I hope this gets shot down...
     
  7. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    I hate advertising anyways, I sure as hell wouldn't have all that crap on my taco!
     
  8. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    They're capable of everything, but this is just stupid. Wait, it is California so what would you expect? Also wouldn't it cost more to buy a digital plate than the adds would bring in? Also would it use GPS to know if the car is moving or not? I can tell you I wouldn't want the government splicing into my speed wire.
     
  9. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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  10. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    States are grabbing at whatever they can to try and come up with additional sources of revenue. A real concern associated with such a digital plate is the ability incorporated with such a plate to program the advertising by remote which also ties to that same ability to locate and know where a vehicle is at any given time, good or bad. In my opinion, this is one sad idea by some grandstanding self-appointed wannabe tech-guru lawmaker that just isn't viable for many reasons.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    Absurd. Yes, I need my license plate to be capable of malfunctioning. That would be great, because my list of shit to fix right now is only about 5 pages long.

    Really, to resolve the budget issues, they just need to hire more CHP and start enforcing traffic laws. The amount of potential revenue is staggering.

    State Sen. Curren D. Price Jr. of Los Angeles should be thrown out of office for negligence of his public duty for wasting time and effort and my $$$.
     
  12. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    Its bad enough that there are advertisements everywhere we look but now I have to see them on bad and annoying drivers too:boink::rolleyes:. I want a job like that to come up with dumb ideas and argue about it all day:p!
     
  13. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    Wow.......I say they should go for the gusto and make LCD license plates so you can watch American Idol/commercials while sitting in traffic jams?
     
  14. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    I am in for having a feminine hygiene product advertised or even a Trojan advertisement. It would be hilarious.
     
  15. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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  16. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    if it earns them money and I don't get taxed as much...go for it. I doubt that'll happen though
     
  17. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    What makes this different from cabs with digital advertisement? And they also said that the advertisement would only "turn on" when the cars are stopped.

    So this means cops can't run your plates when you're stopped. lol

    What if it breaks each time you get into a minor accident?
     
  18. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    You can, you just need to get elected first.:)
     
  19. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    ^ As in seeing a penis on the plate? That would be so hilarious....until I grow up. :D
     
  20. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    Ya know, you California guys should just all get together and jump at the same time, with any luck you'd break that earthquake fault loose and the whole state would sink in the Pacific and end the misery.
     
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