Questions surrounded the supposed UPC barcode pictured on Jobs' Mercedes SL55 AMG in lieu of of an official California license plate. We discovered wild rumors have dated back several years spawning constant speculation over Jobs' barcode license plate.
[FYT NOTE: This story doesn't actually tell you that celebrities in California can obtain these for additional privacy.]
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[UPDATE] I misstated my note above .... what I meant to express is that certain celebs are given exceptions to the license plate display policy. I know for certain that he does NOT have a barcode license plate. I would also posit that none of these pictures ever show the FRONT of his car. He may very well keep the tag on his seat beside him. Take into account that Jobs does not drive a lot and his house is VERY close to the Apple campus and downtown San Fran.
From the comments:
Fix Your Thinking said ...
He's not being allowed to do anything special and he's not breaking the law.
I asked my aunt in California and she said some certain celebs that require an extra measure of privacy are allowed to do this. She says Shwartzenager did it before he was governor.
1) I believe the car has a FRONT tag (instead of a rear or both)
2) He could carry the tag in the car. If pulled - the exception may be noted with the DMV
With all this being said, I'm not sure if this issue is now providing Jobs any security at all. It seems like it may be piquing interest in stalking him. This is an incredibly irrelevant issue and I'm shocked at the levels people are going to - invading his privacy and liberty.