Vehicle registration plates of Hawaii
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Hawaii first required its residents to register their motor vehicles and display license plates in 1922, while still an organized incorporated territory of the United States. It was admitted to the Union as the 50th state in August 1959.
Passenger plates 1957 to present
In 1956, the U.S. states and Canadian provinces came to an agreement with the Automobile Manufacturers Association that standardized the size for license plates for vehicles, except those for motorcycles, at six inches in height by twelve inches in width, with standardized mounting holes.
|Image||First issued||Design||Serial format||Serials issued|
|1957||white on red||A-12345|
|1961||white on green||A-12345|
|1969||black on reflective yellow; dated "69" in top right corner||1A-2345|
|1975||blue on reflective white with pink background images of Diamond Head and King Kamehameha I as well as a red hibiscus in upper left corner, a red boxed "76" in upper right corner||1A-2345|
|1980||brown on reflective white with orange background image of warrior||ABC 123||Series with first letter A-D issued.|
|1991||black on reflective white with rainbow graphic||Coded by county of issuance:||Series with first letter A-D not issued. Honolulu plates issued starting with E series, up to R series as of 2010.|
|Image||Type||Serial format||Serials issued|
|Image||Type||Serial format||Serials issued||Notes|
|Honolulu Police Department||HPD1234||Numeric portion of serial is the unit number of the plated vehicle.|
|Motorcycle||123 XBC||First letter is X.|
|TheBus||BUS123||Numeric portion of serial is the unit number of the plated vehicle.|
|Trailer||123 WBC||First letter is W.|
|Truck||123 TBC||First letter is T.|
|Image||Type||Design||Serial format||Serials issued|
|America United||Sticker at left.||AB123|
|Bishop Museum||Sticker at left.||AB123|
|Choose Life||Sticker at left.||AB123|
|Firefighter||Sticker at left.||AB123|
|Persian Gulf Veteran||1234|
|Veteran||Flag of the United States at left||A123|
- Watanabe, June (February 19, 2010). "Kokua Line: Alphabet soup". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2011-01-23.
- Watanabe, June (March 2, 2010). "Kokua Line: Some letters exclusive to neighbor island plates". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2011-01-23.