When I was growing up in Howell I couldn't wait to turn 16 and drive my Ford Mustang convertible to school instead of taking the bus.

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At the time I was really big into DJ-ing with my turntables and I was really interested in getting into radio.

I wanted to show off my interest in both by getting a vanity Michigan license plate that said IMADJ which stood for "I Am A DJ."

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Unfortunately for me, I got my mom's old car that wasn't a Ford Mustang and that license plate was already taken by someone else.

In my case that license plate was allowed, someone just beat me to it.

But there are thousands of Michiganders every year who submit for a variety of license plates and get rejected.

Rejected Michigan License Plates

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The state of Michigan released a list of denied and rejected vanity plate requests.

There are over 21,000 personalized plates that have been banned by the Michigan Department of State for being dirty, graphic, or hateful.

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According to Mlive, these are just a few examples of license plates that aren't allowed:
  • Profane, obscene, sexually explicit or graphic, excretory-related or depicting a swear word
  • Describe intimate body parts
  • Describe drugs or alcohol, including their use or culture
  • Describe illegal activities or illegal substances

You can learn more about getting a Michigan vanity plate here.

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