October 31, 2012
(AP) - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is hoping to cash in on superstitious Virginians looking to avoid the number 13.
In its Halloween news release, the agency said that if your vehicle registration is up for renewal this year, then your car's tags will display the number 13 if you renew for one year.
But fear not, the department says you can avoid that fate by renewing tags for two or even three years. Renewing for more than one year also will result in a discount in renewal fees
Avoiding the superstitious number can be traced back to medieval times. The DMV says witches' covens are associated with having 13 members, Friday the 13th is considered for some to be an unlucky day and some hotels avoid a floor 13.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus