In A State of Vanity

When Angela and I first moved to Vir­ginia, we made the casu­al obser­va­tion that the Com­mon­wealth has a lot of van­i­ty license plates. We even told friends and fam­i­ly back home that we fig­ured Vir­ginia had many more than Ten­nessee due to the low­er cost of get­ting them here. Turns out, Vir­ginia does have more. A lot more:

Out of the 9.3 mil­lion per­son­al­ized plates on the roads of Amer­i­ca, about one in 10 are in Vir­ginia, accord­ing to rank­ings pro­vid­ed to The Asso­ci­at­ed Press by the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Motor Vehi­cle Admin­is­tra­tors.

This prob­a­bly set­tles some pre­vi­ous bets, though I don’t recall who they were made with…