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    Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates


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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    That will happen...they are running out of numbers with this version.



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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    I don't see why they'd replace all the current plates at once. Makes no fiscal sense what-so-ever. Leave them in circulation and replace them as people replace the tags


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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    That will happen...they are running out of numbers with this version.
    Assuming that every number between 0-9 (10 possibilities) and every letter A-Z (26 possibilities) are available, there are 36 x 36 x 36 x 36 x 36 x 36 or 2,176,782,336 possible combinations of 6 digit plates.

    This doesn't include the fact that vanity and specialty plates can be 7 or less entries.

    I don't think they are running out of numbers.



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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    Assuming that every number between 0-9 (10 possibilities) and every letter A-Z (26 possibilities) are available, there are 36 x 36 x 36 x 36 x 36 x 36 or 2,176,782,336 possible combinations of 6 digit plates.

    This doesn't include the fact that vanity and specialty plates can be 7 or less entries.

    I don't think they are running out of numbers.
    With the 3 digit letters, they started in the A's and are in the X's currently, and I have noticed through the years the letters increase in order. Based off that, I'm assuming they are running out of options...



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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    With the 3 digit letters, they started in the A's and are in the X's currently, and I have noticed through the years the letters increase in order. Based off that, I'm assuming they are running out of options...
    I forgot that the first three can only be numbers and the last three can only be letters.

    10 x 10 x 10 x 26 x 26 x 26 = 17,576,000

    So, a much more modest number. If they change the plate design though, how does that change the number of available plate numbers? They are going to reassign old plates too.



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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    Isnt it 3 letters then 3 numbers on non vanity plates? I think at that point itd be 10*10*10*26*26*26,

    As for the costs, here's a way... halve the production cost by not requiring front plates.


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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    So, a much more modest number. If they change the plate design though, how does that change the number of available plate numbers? They are going to reassign old plates too.
    THey're going to start using special characters too.

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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    So, a much more modest number. If they change the plate design though, how does that change the number of available plate numbers? They are going to reassign old plates too.
    It would probably clear out a lot of currently unused plates that were formerly used, for whatever reason.



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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    As for the costs, here's a way... halve the production cost by only requiring front plates.
    You mean back plates?



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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    I forgot that the first three can only be numbers and the last three can only be letters.

    10 x 10 x 10 x 26 x 26 x 26 = 17,576,000

    So, a much more modest number. If they change the plate design though, how does that change the number of available plate numbers? They are going to reassign old plates too.
    It's funny though because the DOT doesn't use certain three-letter combos because they would form derogatory words. So that figure you came up with is somewhat inflated.



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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    You mean back plates?
    yeah, typo, thats what i meant.



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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    It's about ferkin' time for a new design. You can't really tell what the current design is unless you're right on top of it anyway.

    I hear the Iowa Supreme Court is suggesting we one up Hawaii and go for the DOUBLE rainbow.



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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Colossus View Post
    go for the DOUBLE rainbow.
    OMG! What does it mean?!



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    Re: Iowa DOT Considering New License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    That will happen...they are running out of numbers with this version.
    Gonna say - we just bought a car back in April and our plates were started with XBX - there CAN'T be too many left (plus they've had these for something like 15 years)


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