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November 13, 2006

Stolen license stickers

How many car owners are sick and tired of having their license stickers stolen? I certainly am.

I had taken preventative measures to deter theft, such as scoring the stickers with a razor blade. However, they were stolen (again) along with hubcaps.

The profiteers who benefit from these thefts are, of course, the thieves and the state, which charges up to $12 to to replace the stickers. (Quite a nice profit to replace two one-inch square paper stickers).

The losers obviously are the tax-paying suckers — I mean, citizens.

I have decided that sticking these stickers to the plates is an open invitation to thieves. Therefore, in order to stem skullduggery, I suggest a simple system to stamp our sticker stealers.

I will no longer attach the replacement stickers to my license plates. Instead I will keep them on my person or place them in a secure spot in my vehicle. If I am subsequently stopped I will simply show the officer(s) the stickers and explain my strategy. I think they will sympathize.

Delores Mair
Kansas City

Comments

matt

it might be a better idea to get plastic liscense plate covers (use 4 screwes if possible)...thieves generally don't want to mess with them and will move on.

T. Hanson

Go through Parkville with expired tags and you will be pulled over. If you are lucky you will only sit in your car for 30 minutes while the cop checkes everything out.

T. Hanson

Go through Parkville with expired tags and you will be pulled over. If you are lucky you will only sit in your car for 30 minutes while the cop checkes everything out.

Kard

I know folks who've gotten tickets for old stickers while they were parked. Your idea isn't foolproof.

Write your state rep.

 
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