Here’s a belated end-of-year license plate report, and an even more belated apology for not posting monthly updates for October, November, and December. My excuse for the latter, as you’ve probably guessed, is that I spotted no new plates after the end of the September. Boo-hiss, but this is pretty much par for the course.
All in all, it wasn’t a bad year. AWOL at the end were Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, and both Dakotas. Wyoming I might have spotted a couple of times — it’s uncommon here but not really rare — but I wasn’t close enough to be sure so it doesn’t count.
I’ve just printed out a nice clean map for 2019. For the record, the first five sightings of the new year were Massachusetts, Oregon, New Jersey, Vermont, and Virginia. Only 46 to go! (Having been a D.C. resident for 11 years, I of course count the “Last Colony” as a state, and if I ever see a Puerto Rico plate I’ll count it too.)
Hmm… perhaps a comparison map with gas prices is in order? Could be interesting….