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lawyer custom plates

make it look like you're at the top of the food chain
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Are you wondering why people still treat you like Joe Shlub on the interstate, despite the fact that you've just bought yourself a new leather lined castle on wheels?

Short of selling it and getting a giant spike-covered SUV with bladed knockoff rims, the method I am proposing may be the most effective way to make other motorists understand that you are not to be trifled with.

How does it work, you ask? Simple- get people to think you're a lawyer (preferably one specializing in litigation). Get a custom license plate that says "LIV2SUE", "LITIG8", "LAWSUIT" , "CUINCRT", "IAAL", "AMBCHSR" or even just "LAWYER", and even the most brazen tailgaters will avoid you like you're a radioactive grizzly bear covered with bees. As an added bonus, cops will likely think twice before pulling you over for fear that you might challenge in court any offenses they accuse you of, which would make their job messier.

Note: No one will be fooled if you put a license plate like I described on a 1991 Subaru Justy. But then, what's the point of protecting a car like that anyways?

gastronaut, Apr 24 2004


       I think you may have overlooked that plates like that might make you a target. ;)
cpt kangarooski, Apr 24 2004

       Incidentally, I thought of getting my other half a plate which said SA5I NE5, but she was worried that no-one else would get the joke.
calum, Apr 24 2004

       At least one US State used to have a law that all medical doctors were required to have a special type of license plate on their car, so they could be recognized in emergency situations when a doctor was needed. This was some years ago, it may have fallen by the wayside.
krelnik, Apr 25 2004

       "SO SUE ME"
DrCurry, Apr 25 2004

       // SA5I NE5 // she was worried that no-one else would get the joke //   

       Possibly with good reason. I don't get it.
waugsqueke, Apr 25 2004

       sasines, assuming 5=S   

       I just want either diplomatic plates or Government plates.
engineer1, Apr 26 2004

       Yeah, the General Register of Sasines is an archaic land register in Scotland. It's being phased out. My other half seems peculiarly fond of it, though.   

       //No one will be fooled if you put a license plate like I described on a 1991 Subaru Justy.//
Perhaps not. There is a famed Scottish lawyer who does massive amounts of Legal Aid work with, uh, socially disadvantaged miscreants. He makes hundreds of thousands a year (from the public purse) but drives a Nissan Micra, so he can park at his clients' without fear of his vehicle being stripped and torched.
calum, Apr 26 2004

       i'm undecided as to the benefits this would give while driving but fairly certain that it would convert the car into a key magnet whenever it was left unattended.
stilgar, Apr 27 2004

       What's "IAAL"?
yabba do yabba dabba, Apr 27 2004

       ("I am a lawyer", not that anyone would get that. They would be just as likely to think it's "I am a lady")   

       People aren't terribly afraid of lawyers. Just mount police warning lights on your roof.
Worldgineer, Apr 27 2004

       ..and pull over some lawyers. Lame.
yabba do yabba dabba, Apr 27 2004

       "Lawyers Acquired My Estate?"
Worldgineer, Apr 27 2004

       I saw a big beemer in London with the plate L1BEL.
Seriously expensive!.
gnomethang, Apr 27 2004

       You should add "NEGOT8" to the list. I seriously know a lawyer with that on his Porsche.
AfroAssault, Apr 27 2004


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