Some other US states already allow some punctuation on license plates, so emoji would be a natural move. There’s no way of knowing which ones Vermont’s drivers would be able to choose from, but
would seem like an obvious starting point.
(Face value) It might sound like an early April Fool’s prank, but there is already a precedent for personalizing plates with smiley faces. In Queensland, Australia,
Australian drivers can only pick from a limited pool of icons, all of which are ‘positive’ (think smiles, sunglasses, and hearts for eyes), and adding one costs a hefty AU $ 728 (about $
, £ 338).
“For quite some time we’ve seen that you can support your favorite team or your favorite town with a symbol on your number plate. And using an emoji is no different, “said Rebecca Michael, a spokesperson for the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland. Unfortunately for drivers in the UK, rules on license plate typography in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are particularly strict, so we doubt you’ll be able to liven up your plate with a 💂 or a ☕ any time soon.
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