Random Thought – RIP Signs on Vehicles

I’ve noticed cars and trucks lately that have “In Loving Memory of [insert deceased here]” written in large letters on back windows.   I’m also often seeing stickers that say “RIP” and “In Memoriam” and include a date, picture, etc. of the deceased.

I don’t understand this phenomenon? When has it become customary to make your car a rolling obituary? What message are these people trying to send and to whom? I just find it odd.

A lot of these people are really bad drivers so there has to be a tie-in there somewhere. I also think their money would have been better spent fixing the broken tail light vs. blocking half of their rear window with a giant vinyl sticker.

You don’t see memorials to pets that often and you definitely don’t see any tributes to that 10-point Buck you bagged last fall..  What’s next?

1 in 10 Illinois License Plates Potentially Defective

illinois-vanity-plateThe Chicago Tribune reports nearly 1 in 10 Illinois drivers are riding around with potentially defective license plates, according to the Illinois secretary of state’s office.

Roughly 1.1 million plates, likely issued from 2001 to 2003, could be faulty. The plates’ reflective coating can bubble and peel, making it difficult for police officers to read license plate numbers. [MORE]