It’s hard enough to get by with a criminal record but at least two people wanted “FELON” as their personalized plate. Someone else wanted a plate that said “AX MRDRR.” More mild — “I H8T PPL” — didn’t pass either.
And while there is no love lost in Ohio for COVID or 2020, the raunchy references to both were denied.
So what are the Ohio BMV standards?
When reviewing requests for special license plates, the BMV rejects requests that:
- Contain words, combinations, and/or phrases that are so profane, obscene, sexually explicit or scatological.
- Contains words, combinations, and/phrases that are so offensive that they could reasonably be expected to provoke a violent response from viewers without additional comment.
- Contains words, combinations, and/or phrases that advocate immediate lawlessness or advocate lawless activities.
These prohibitions apply to any language, read either frontward or backward.