Consul License Plate - Decoding Via Quartz - February 2022
We were out and about when I parked the van next to a normal-looking car. But, the license plate was anything *but* normal-looking. It was a diplomatic license plate. What do I mean? Instead of having a state listed on it, it instead read: CONSUL. And had a seal in the top left from the US Department of State. Here is a photo of it below.
Note...I'm posting a photo of a license plate that I normally would blur out, but since the photo doesn't show the vehicle, nor am I stating the location, I feel pretty good about sharing this photo.
Kinda cool, right? I went online to figure out what the story is/was with the plate and I turned up at this tool from Quartz: a Diplomatic License Plate Decoder. Pop in the plate number and you discover this is from a Japanese diplomat. And...based on the location, that *totally* makes sense.
From Quartz's tool:
I learned something today. What do they say? Get smarter everyday. Done and done.