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Old 12-14-2007, 01:33 PM   #1
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Why the blurred-out license plates?

It seems that, whenever people post pics of their cars, they always blur or black-out their plate numbers...

It's totally naive on my part to ask, but WHY exactly? (I've even followed suit and blurred MINE out, too.) Is it easy for the average, non-official person to track someone - or information about someone - down via their plate number?

Just curious.


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Old 12-14-2007, 01:44 PM   #2
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because this is a modding/racing directed website, vehicle modding and racing will usally void warrenty, and there was some company awhile back canceling warrenty because the cars were seen on sites like these
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Fraud reasons I'm sure. I don't bother doing it anymore though, since I'll be getting custom plates in the near future, and that plate # will be long gone.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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ah here is the other thread

Why do?????
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^^^never knew that. I always thought people did more for security reasons as oppossed to warranty issues.
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because this is a modding/racing directed website, vehicle modding and racing will usally void warrenty, and there was some company awhile back canceling warrenty because the cars were seen on sites like these
Wow - I NEVER would have guessed that. Makes perfect sense, though. Thanks for the enlightenment.

Thanks for that thread, too. Crazy stuff.
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Cancelling warrenty.. yikes
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never quite understood it myself...on sites where warranty wasn't an issue either.
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lol what's a warranty???
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