The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles rejected nearly 80 requests for vanity license plates from October 2020 to the end of September 2021. Most of the rejected plates contained some sort of profanity, according to data obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
The DMV can reject vanity license plate requests for a number of reasons, including offensive phrases, legal advice or a duplicate entry. At least 36 of the rejected plates between October 2020 and September 2021 included profane language, references or slurs. Fourteen contained just numbers. A handful attempted to substitute the letter "O" for a zero, which is against state rules.
Here are mockups of five of the plates the DMV rejected.