Montana residents are having a hard time adjusting to an influx of out-of-staters who have moved to the state in recent years. It's not uncommon to see vehicles with California license plates driving around Montana. To be honest, there's not much you can do to avoid it. Whether commuting to work or heading to the grocery store, seeing a California license plate has become normal.

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What To Do If You See a California License Plate in Montana

So, what do you do when you see a vehicle with a California license plate in Montana? We'll tell you soon, but first, here's a list of things Californians need to know before moving to Montana.

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See a California License Plate in Montana? Here's What To Do

As mentioned above, seeing a California license plate in Montana isn't that far-fetched. During tourist season, the state welcomes visitors from all over the world. However, seeing a California license plate have the tendency to rub most Montanans the wrong way.

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Montana is known for its hospitality, and Montanans have a reputation for being kind and helpful. Being respectful of others, even those who come from different backgrounds, is also a Montana trait. There's no reason to be angry when you see a California license plate. Flipping someone off on the interstate isn't going to change anything, and it makes you look pretty dumb.

Moving to a new state is hard enough as it is. Why make someone's life harder than it has to be? Be kind and offer assistance when it's needed. You could even strike up a conversation and offer some local insider tips.

20 License Plates Banned In Montana

This is just a small glimpse at banned license plates in the state of Montana. There are well over 4000 that could be added to this list.

Now why some of these are banned is beyond me. I don't find any of them offensive, that's for sure; the state of Montana has the right to refuse:

"any combination of letters or numbers, or both, that may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency or which are misleading or a duplication of license plates provided elsewhere."- Montana Motor Vehicle Department

What plates are banned in your state? Hopefully, they are not as picky as Montana.

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