After license plates with possibly hidden messages started showing up in social media accounts last month (3REICH and FUHRER, for example), the Department of Administration has heard from others with concerns about license plates that may have questionable meanings.
The most recent is “JUZBAD,” which could have a number of different meanings and was reported to the department. Must Read Alaska could only find that Juzbado is the name of a town in Spain. There may be alternate meanings, including anti-semitic ones.
“Following the outcome of the review I ordered of Alaska’s personalized plate program at the DMV, the DMV began the long process of reviewing tens of thousands of personalized license plates that have been issued by the State going back as far as the Murkowski administration,” said Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka.
“In the meantime, DOA has been contacted by Alaskans who continue to find questionable plates – some of which were issued a decade or more ago.
“Alaskans can rest assured that we will find and revoke any plates that violate the rules of Alaska’s personalized license plate program. Messages that promote violence, vulgar, criminal or demeaning terms will not be tolerated,” she said.
If you have seen any personalized plates that you believe may violate the state’s policies, you may report it to the DMV at [email protected]
The photographed plate was sent to us by a proud finisher of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.