Nebraska Driver Paints Registration Sticker on License Plate, Cops Have None of It

Kudos on the artwork, but sucks about the ticket.

byChris Tsui| UPDATED Aug 13, 2019 9:05 PM
Nebraska Driver Paints Registration Sticker on License Plate, Cops Have None of It
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We get it, car ownership can be expensive and time-consuming. On top of car payments and gas, drivers must budget for insurance, parking, regular maintenance, and unexpected repairs. Another expense people typically forget to budget for comes courtesy of Uncle Sam: vehicle registration. One Nebraska driver, however, took matters into his own literal hands by hand-painting his own registration sticker instead of ponying up for a proper tag.

According to Fox News, a Nebraska State Trooper pulled over the unidentified driver on Interstate 80 on Monday when he spotted the DIY "stickers." The not-so-bad artwork indicated that the plates were good until May 2020. As Nebraska State Patrol wisely pointed out on Facebook: "Art is great and no doubt it takes talent. However, that talent does not amount to actually having valid vehicle registration." 

It wasn't specified if the work was done in-house by the driver or outsourced to a morally questionable artist. And while the painted-on stickers may look legit from a distance, they're rather sloppy up-close. In any case, the driver was slapped with a ticket for driving with fake plates as well as not having a valid motor vehicle registration.

In related motoring MacGyver news, a Colorado trucker was recently caught with a bottle of red Gatorade duct-taped to the back of his truck in lieu of a working taillight. Before that, police in Australia pulled a Holden over and found a garden-variety leaf blower under the hood. That car's owner said it was installed in the pursuit of "improving engine performance."