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Pizza Box License Plate Half-Baked

Pizza Box License Plate Half-Baked
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By    |   Wednesday, 15 November 2017 01:16 PM

A pizza box license plate didn’t impress police in the Boston area. Maybe it was the numbers and letters scribbled with a magic marker.

The driver got creative by cutting a pizza box into rectangular cardboard pieces and filling in the vehicle’s registration before proudly displaying the DIY registration plates on the Buick Century, Car and Driver reported.

Although they saw the humorous side of the situation, the cops weren’t about to let it go.

Posting a photo of the vehicle’s registration plates to Facebook, the Hopkinton Police Department wrote:

“Here's a little advice to those aspiring to make their own license plates...

1. Don't.

2. But if you do, make sure not to use cardboard from a pizza box and magic markers.”

They hand-tossed the book at the driver who faces charges of operating an uninsured and unregistered vehicle and for attaching "fake home made" plates.

The Facebook post sparked discussions into the legalities surrounding DIY registration plates.

“It is legal to make a homemade plate, if you have ordered a replacement from the registry,” said one Facebook user.

“They give you a permission slip until the real plate comes. Of course you have to be legal... I did it this week as I need an inspection sticker.”

Another Facebook user queried whether it would be legal if a vehicle “had a valid registration, inspection, and insurance, and the homemade plate used the correct letters and numbers assigned by the state.”

Others revealed that they had resorted to making their own registration plates at some point in their lives.

“When I purchased my motorcycle, it came with a thin hard-papered FULL SIZE temporary tag (made for a car),” another person commented on the thread.

“Motorcycle plates are 1/2 the size of car plates. This thing ripped off the first time I hit 32mph. What was I going to do for the 2 weeks until the metal plate arrived? Keep getting new temporary "legal" tags? I at least used carboard and a sharpie. Of course, I got pulled over 1 time during that time period. The cop was nice, understood the issue, and sent me on my way.”

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A pizza box license plate didn’t impress police in the Boston area. Maybe it was the numbers and letters scribbled with a magic marker.
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