|05-14-2013 12:35 AM|
|10Anvil||Just like to point out that with the increase in speed camera use this won't fly.|
|01-24-2013 08:14 AM|
|jlapoint01||But you have to look at the other states. We have the cheapest vanity plates, its only an additional $10 a year so your original figures are off. If in fact the plate sales would drop off the way you claim, then it would be a $2.5 mil cut back, which would be loosing some money, but not the millions you claim. Plus you have to remember where we live. Most of the folks that work in DC live in VA, and most of them are very vain indeed. As a truck driver, I see more vanity plates in NOVA then most anywhere else. Also remember a vanity plate is not just one that has witty humor, but also the plates that are background themed, like colleges, nature, hunting, etc. To sum, I wouldn't worry about it one bit, if you think that the bean counters haven't thought of potential loss of millions of revenue over an action your wrong.|
|01-23-2013 08:16 PM|
I didn't mean the cost of the plate.
I meant future demand of vanity plates slipping due to the change.
There are no one plate States ranked in the top twenty, if Virginia slips to just #2, it would lose an excess of $4mil.
Virginia is 'hooked' on the vanity plate revenue.
|01-23-2013 05:11 PM|
|jlapoint01||I agree with Brass Knuckles, don't think just because you only get one plate that it will be any cheaper. I also feel that many will still have and want vanity plates, I have them and will still use them. If we go to a one plate system, I'll take my front one off and keep it as a spare or a decoration.|
|01-22-2013 09:46 PM|
New guy here...this thread caught my interest.
No offense, but the logic above seems flawed. The state will save $2.3mm in production costs since it will no longer have to produce 2 plates per car. This should have zero effect on revenue stream because the number of cars desiring vanity plates should not change by going to a single license plate format while the state continues to charge the same amount for the right to display a vanity plate regardless if its one or two plates. What am I missing?
Anyway, good to be here. Hope to meet up soon.
|01-09-2013 09:24 AM|
First, I'd like to say I love this idea and have always been jealous of the 'one plate' States. However, I don't think it will take the bean counters long to shoot this idea down.
None of the top ranking vanity plate States are 'one plate' States.
Virginia has the highest percentage of vanity plates in the nation (16%).
There are 7.5 million registered vehicles in Virginia.
7.5 mil X .16 = 1.2 mil vanity plate vehicles
1.2 mil X $25 = $30,000,000 revenue from vanity plates
If requests for vanity plates drop by just 8% (2.3 mil savings / $30 mil rev) then this change will cost the State revenue.
But, we can still hope.
|01-09-2013 06:48 AM|
|Jeep757||Hopefully this goes thru|
|01-08-2013 02:22 AM|
|bajonesy77||We shall see if it passes. What will happen to the money they save? needs to goto VDOT for road improvements.|
|01-07-2013 08:51 PM|
|manganos||Since I work for the state I submitted this idea as a cost saving measure. Guess it might have worked.|
|01-07-2013 01:26 AM|
Front license plates...perhaps no more
Keep hope alive:
Virginia drivers may soon find themselves sporting just one license plate rather than two, all in an effort by the state government to save a few dollars.