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Thread: Electronic license plates - good idea?

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    Re: Electronic license plates - good idea?

    these things would be expensive as hell...California must seriously be run by a bunch of monkeys. I can't believe they are even considering this.

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    Re: Electronic license plates - good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    This is an absolutely terrible idea. Not only is it ****ty to force someone to display advertising on their personal vehicle and not see any money from it, but I can nearly guarantee that within 24 hours of them coming out, there will be detailed instructions on the internet describing exactly how to hack them to display whatever it is you want them to say. Hell, I've only been thinking about it for 30 seconds and I've already come up with lots of fun ideas for them.

    1. Show porn
    2. Swear at people
    3. Advertise for something I want to advertise for (a business, a website, whatever)
    4. Show someone else's license plate number so if I'm photographed by a red light camera or speed camera I won't get the ticket.

    And that's only assuming that I could hack my own. If there's some way to hack into them remotely, that's when it gets REALLY fun.

    I almost wish they'd do it though, just for the hilarity that would surely ensue.
    LMAO..yes you are correct.

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    Re: Electronic license plates - good idea?

    Gross.

    Just when you think corporatism can't get more rampant.

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    Re: Electronic license plates - good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    What is it?
    California is considering electronic license plates which would look normal when the car is moving, but when stopped at a red light, would flash advertisements to the motorist behind them (rear plate only).

    Why do it?

    California lawmakers are considering this to open a new revenue stream for the State, claiming it would help alleviate the existing $19 billion dollar deficit.

    What's the down side?
    How long before kids hack into this and show porn, play video's, or use it to promote their own things or, to turn the license plate dark to avoid police, or change the plate # for criminal activity? What is the potential to distract the driver while slowing behind a stopped car for more accidents?

    Calif. lawmakers consider electronic license plates that can show ads as state deficit looms - latimes.com

    Utterly appalling idea.

    The driver is FORCED to be a rolling advertisement for something he has no say in and gets no revenue from? Ridiculous beyond all words.

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    Re: Electronic license plates - good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Utterly appalling idea.

    The driver is FORCED to be a rolling advertisement for something he has no say in and gets no revenue from? Ridiculous beyond all words.
    hmmm it could land in court.

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    Re: Electronic license plates - good idea?

    Sounds more like a trojan horse for more Government control and spending if you ask me. I would however like to get into the business of turning my car into an advertisement; if I'm the one that gets paid for it anyways.

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    Re: Electronic license plates - good idea?

    Well they do the need the money but damn. I mean those blue type headlights people are allowed to use on cars now annoy me so flashing light LP's would really piss me off
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    Re: Electronic license plates - good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    "Sir, did you see the license plate of the man who hit you?"

    "Yes, officer. It was a blue Dodge with California tags. The plate had some golden arches on it and said I'm lovin it".
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    Re: Electronic license plates - good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's bull****, how much will these plates cost? Why not just tax that hell out of illegals?
    Tax a non-citizen? Thats not legal... aren't you for... the law?

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    Re: Electronic license plates - good idea?

    Totally ridiculous suggestion.
    I guess it is merely being proposed as a distraction from what they actually are going to overtax.
    Certainly they are not overtaxing their brains, the one sure way to reduce their bloated debt is to cut baby cut all these goodies given to illegals and their offspring.
    In addition, until such time as the Budget is balanced ALL Politicians in office should be made to take a Pay Cut.

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