Oct 20, 2009

His license plate is a ticket magnet

Alabama resident Scottie Roberson bought a vanity plate with seven X's to pay homage to his racer nickname.

His new plate, however, causes a snafu when parking patrols put the plate into the system. Officials usually put seven X's in place of the number for cars without license plates.

His “XXXXXXX” vanity plate has managed to get him get as many as 10 tickets in a day which has helped him to accumulate about $19,000 in tickets in Birmingham, Ala.

Birmingham Traffic Engineer Gregory Dawkins says the city may change the system to keep Roberson from receiving more tickets. He says "maybe we just need to leave that part blank altogether."