She Had The Same License Plate For 15 Years, Now They’re Saying It’s Inappropriate For…

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After they disagreed over the propriety of her long-time vanity license plate, a mother in New Hampshire is fighting the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to keep it.

For car owners, vanity license plates are a fantastic way to express yourself. These vanity plates enable people to exhibit their creativity and come up with some original expressions because they pay extra to have a specific message or combination of letters and numbers placed on their license plates. However, there are situations when state governments and their bureaus of motor vehicles must reject a vanity plate application because of contentious language.

For about 15 years, Wendy Auger has driven with the vanity license plate “PB4WEGO” (pee before we go), but on August 16, 2019, the state informed her in a letter that the plate was being subjected to a recall.

The better-safe-than-sorry warning, “pee before we go,” was frequently used by Auger when her four children were growing up. Since it became a family ritual, Auger cleverly put it on her vanity plate. Since then, 15 years have passed, and Auger has been able to live her life without issue until recently.

The “offensive” plate, according to the letter Auger received from the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), violated a law that prohibited references to “sexual or excretory acts or functions.” Obviously, this would be an egregious application of the rule. The letter gave Auger 10 days to remove and replace the plate.

“Who has a mom or dad or parental figure who hasn’t said that to kids before leaving the house?” Auger asked, saying that.  “I’m not the type to sit here with a picket, but come on.”

Auger explained that she had wanted the “PB4WEGO” plate for several years and “jumped on it” when New Hampshire increased its plate character limit from six to seven.

Auger thought about selling it when she got a new car, but on the advice of a local DMV employee, she eventually chose to keep it.

She referred to New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die” state slogan printed on their license plates when she said, It would just stink if I don’t have it anymore. If I have to take it off the plate, then I’m not going to be able to live free.”

Since receiving the recall, Auger has questioned why her plate was targeted, especially since she has never received any complaints about its content.

As this is a bodily function that everyone must deal with, the mom feels that “talking about peeing isn’t offensive,” and that it is only a fun way to play with her vanity license plate.

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Sources: Awm, Fosters, Abcnews

 

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