DMV revoking man’s license plate after finding ‘hidden’ message

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HOUSTON – He’s had it for three years. Now, a Texas driver is being told to hand over his license plate, or it will be suspended.  The state has deemed the plate unacceptable.

There are more than 120,000 personalized license plates available in Texas. Safeer Hasaan has had one on his Lamborghini for the last three years, according to KPRC.  It reads, “370h55V.”

The problem is the state says this puzzling alpha-numeric jumble is no longer acceptable. They told him, “It has been determined that the personalization is offensive.”

Haven’t figured it out why this plate could be considered offensive? How about when we flip it over?  You’re now looking at a blurred out cuss word, and it took the state some time to reach the conclusion.

Here’s the rule for revocation:  “Would it invoke a response from other drivers that would be driving past that vehicle.”

Hasaan argues his plate doesn’t meet that standard, saying “I definitely think the state is overreaching their boundaries.”

Hassan said he is strongly considering appealing the state’s decision.

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8 comments

  • Jay

    Seriously?? Their are better things to worry about! Idk why that is even blurred out, not like it is the actual word! I have seen far worse bumper stickers and window decals, than this alleged offensive plate!

  • the boss

    for real who would even think about flipping it over to even see it are we driving upside down.. i have seen racist bumper stickers this plat does not even offend me

  • johnno

    Wish majority would wise up. Even if it said asshole… so what? Let me ask “Is anyone on the face of this earth and asshole because I said so?” [Nope… you’re only an asshole if you answered yes to that question… hahah] (1. No one really is an asshole (hopefully they have one though) because an asshole is a thing not a person.)
    (2. No one is really the definition of what an asshole is because of what anyone says, but because of what they themselves do [so the word on a plate fails, furthermore it isn’t specific that the owner isn’t referring to himself in a joking manner… so why are you assuming it is yourself… got a guilty conscience?])
    (3. Words really can’t hurt (like guns) they are inanimate. Anything done and blamed on words is a falsehood it is always someone’s action and if substantiated it isn’t harm and if harm truly exists it is because someone acted wrong not because of the word(s) [nor guns] that’s where “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words cn never hurt me” in all honesty they cannot.)
    (4. Also… calling someone a name (since it isn’t really true just by being called even if it was known it was without a doubt intended for you) still doesn’t make it so. So the claims of hurt feelings cannot be physically verified and so anyone can say it upsets them to be called an asshole even if it really doesn’t and are saying so just to make you shut up. That is a transgression of truth and against you too. Laws are expectations we impose on others whether they like it or not, so if we can expect people to ‘live with it’ and that’s what I read and hear all the time… then the same capability goes for nonsense… don’t like it? live with it. we don’t have time and money and most of all patience to deal with ‘assholes’ who start trouble by complaining about such a silly thing haha.)
    (5. Last we should reprimand the state for such nonsense because it physically causes harm (that is harm we know really exists… can be documented with physical time and money) and impose fines if it happens in the future. This should apply to all humans… we KNOW better.)

  • Rusty Shackleford

    So, let me get this straight. The state of Texas figured this out all on their own. Do they have a panel of cryptologists working on these. Wow mom. Wow. Lately, the more I see and hear of the world, makes me feel a lot better about myself.