No More Colors

I renewed my car registration and received the sticker for my license plate in the mail. The month of expiration was a permanent sticker on the left, and you got a new sticker each year that went on the right. This yearly sticker was a different color every year. I always thought this made it easy for police officers to identify an expired registration from a distance based on the color of the yearly sticker.

My new sticker is white with small black text showing the month and the year. This means that all registration stickers look essentially the same and there’s no easy way to tell when it expires. Making less information available visually seems like a step in the wrong direction.

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