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Up-Side-Down Plates

Posted on October 29, 2007 by

Ukrainian car plates 1

Some bloggers report that there is now a new way to express their disagreement with road police has been spotted in Ukraine. When a driver doesn’t agree with some speeding tickets or other penalties from the road police he turns his plates up-side-down to show his disregard for police. Actually in Ukraine it has not been clearly stated in the traffic laws how the car plate should be mounted, so they cannot be penalized for this.

Ukrainian car plates 2

via pt_tania

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23 Responses to “Up-Side-Down Plates”

  1. CYKALOX says:

    AM I FIRST!!!!!!!

  2. sugar daddy says:

    typically you do not get a traffic violation ticket in former soviet union. all you do is bribe the cop and you are free to go.

  3. Richard S. says:

    Good idea but it won’t foil photo radar…

    • Zafarad says:

      Turning plate upside down,is also legal violation.how many days you drive your car with that stunt?in my opinion,just few hours! ! ! ! ! !.

      • the guy with stone knuckles says:

        True. And on top of that, knowing how the former soviet union deals with people who defies and confronts the law/authorities, man, you have to like getting into trouble…

  4. Evgeny says:

    I am pretty sure it is a female driver :).

  5. anonymous says:


  6. mad1982 says:

    eheheh this is normal in Russia

  7. Pacific NW says:

    Don’t blame the traffic police if you suck at driving.

    • Jennifer says:

      It’s also possible that there are some overzealous cops. I know there are plenty of them where I live (I got pulled over and ticketed once for not having a front license plate when Illinois law states that i only have to have a rear one, and on another occasion a cop gave me a ticket at five in the morning for not having an up-to-date village sticker).

      • Ralph says:

        Usually this happens when a cop has to “show service”, meaning it’s getting close to the end of his shift and he has to prove somehow that he actually did some work.

        • Bremm says:

          This “show service” thingy is also noted in South America — maybe except Chile.

          Once in St. Petersburg I saw a big truck performing a u-turn when the driver pointed a blitz. Of course there was room enough to do that (most streets there have at least four lanes).

  8. Ag says:

    From Latvia I know that plates startin with AA are the police or government

  9. Boris says:

    So what? I’ve seen many cars in Russia driving without any kind of license plate, not even a temporary one.

  10. I lost my license plates from my toxic waste truck

  11. fromukrainewithlove says:

    this one is from Dnepropetrovsk…my birthplace.
    DP has AA on the license plate.

  12. Pros says:

    No, it’s just the way Ukrainians think.

  13. sho? says:

    genius. love my country.

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