North Carolina DMV To Replace WTF License Plates For Free

On the Internet people know what WTF stands for but it takes local DMVs a little longer to catch on. Now that they have caught on the North Carolina DMV is offering to change license plates for free.
Officials learned last year the common acronym stands for a vulgar phrase in e-mail and cell phone text messages.

The DMV recently realized the same letters appeared on the sample license plate on its own Web site. Officials are trying to remove the plate from the site.

DMV officials got word of the plates last July when a 60-year-old technology teacher from Fayetteville complained about the plate after her teenage grandchildren clued her in.

DMV officials said they try to keep up with the latest acronyms, and that anyone who has an issue with their plate can contact their local DMV office to request a new one.
There are about 10,000 North Carolina drivers with WTF plates according to the news story. This WTF license plate "problem" appears to be countrywide as you can see by looking at these Flickr photos.

Posted on June 26, 2008

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