Could NY Get Emoji License Plates In The Future?
Vermont State Rep has introduced a bill that would add an "Emoji License Plate" to the vanity plates that the state would offer motorists. There's no word on which emojis you'd be allowed to add to your licence plate, but I would imagine it's the 5 or 6 main ones like Smiley, Frown, Hearts...etc.
So, could we get these kind of plates in New York? Maybe. At first glance this might seem like a stretch, but think about the past. When states surrounding New York does something that seems like a money maker...New York will sometimes follow. Could this be one of them?
If this bill goes through in Vermont, it would be the first state in the United States to offer "emoji license plates". If it happens you could see other states doing the same thing, may even New York.
However, we wouldn't be the first country to offer a emoji vanity license plate. That honor goes to Australia, where legislators in Queensland, Australia, passed legislation allowing the emoticons to appear on state-registered plates in 2019. Drivers there are able to select from the laughing, smiling, wink, "love" or sunglasses emojis.
So, would you ever get one?