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.