FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW/AP) — The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles last year rejected about 3,800 proposals for personalized license plates that regulators considered too political or tasteless.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the denied license plate messages included offensive, uncouth, racist, derogatory or political messages. The list of vetoed plates includes THE PREZ, CNN FAKE and HII UGLY.

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DMV workers review license plate applications based on the Texas Administrative Code. They look out for any allusion to gangs or illegal activities, implied threats of harm and indecent references.

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Applicants can appeal in writing if their request is rejected. It takes Texas DMV officials about a month to reach a final decision.


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