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Vanity plate rules seek balance
The Division of Motor Vehicles adopted temporary rules Monday that allow the processing of new requests for vanity plates, which usually number 300 to 400 a month.
After the ruling, the division suspended processing new applications until a more specific interim rule could be adopted. The Department of Safety adopted the rule Monday.
The new temporary rule is more specific outlawing vanity plates with references to sexual acts or functions, intimate body parts or genitals, profanity or obscenity, violence and gangs, illegal activity, or drugs or other intoxicants.
Under the new rule, the motor vehicle director may recall or refuse to renew any existing vanity plate that violates the new rule.
“We can begin sending application approvals again now that the interim rule is in place,” state Division of Motor Vehicles Director Richard Bailey said. “We’ve seen a small increase in the number of applications recently and are pleased to have the revised process so we can send out approvals.”
Currently, there are about 1.5 million automobiles registered in New Hampshire including the 162,000 automobiles with vanity plates.
The division hopes to have the backlogged requests cleared within two months.
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