Originally Posted by Moabrubi
Since you can barely read it, it says "F U Jeeep"
Sometime last month I decided to write the California DMV regarding this plate. I figured I wouldn't hear anything from them but today I received a reply. The spelling of the plate in question is slightly wrong. I hope they have the right one in their files. They spelled my last name incorrectly, too.
It seems that if they receive just one complaint about a plate nothing further gets done. However, if they get multiple notices they might take action, if anyone has a spare few minutes to send them a quick notice.
Here is the state's DMV address:
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
REGISTRATION OPERATIONS DIVISION
P.O. BOX 825393
SACRAMENTO, CA 94232-5393
May 7, 2013
Dear Mr. :
Your letter regarding the issuance of license plate number "FUJIEEP" has been reviewed.
Please be assured that our staff makes every effort to prevent the release of any license plate that may be considered to be in poor taste.
One complaint by the general public is not indicative of being clearly offensive. Since many of the plates that we have unsuccessftilly attempted to recall have been more offensive than "FUJIEEP," it is highly doubtful that we could secure a cancellation. Therefore, we will not attempt to recall this
particular plate at this time.
Your letter regarding the issuance of this plate will become a permanent part of our files, and should we receive similar complaints, the configuration will again be reviewed.
I am sure you can appreciate how difficult it is to balance an individual's constitutional rights to free speech and expression while protecting the sensibilities of all segments of our population.
Please be advised that we will continue to closely scrutinize license plate requests and prevent the issuance of overtly sensitive configurations.
Thank you for interest in this matter and for the opportunity to explain our position. If you have any questions, you may contact Kathy Mitchell, of my staff, at (916) 657-9842.
K. KRAMER, Program Manager
Customer Service and Operations Support