Emojis are usually reserved for text messages or chatting online, but now some drivers will be able to add them onto their car number plates.
In an unprecedented move, drivers in Queensland will soon be able to add the much-loved symbols onto their vehicle plates from March 1st. The unique idea is being rolled out by Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ) and will allow motorists to choose from five emojis. Drivers can pick from either a laugh out loud face, a wink face, a sunglasses-wearing emoji, a heart-eyes expression, or simply just a smile.
Notably only the positive appearing emojis have been made available by the company. But drivers will have to pay for the privilege of adding an emoji to their number plate. The emoji additions will cost drivers from $160 to $500.
The new idea has been met with a mixed reaction, with some people taking to social media to share their thoughts. “HAHAHAHAHA Queensland is introducing emoji personalised number plates. This state cracks me up some days,” wrote one user. “What kind of dumb idea...” another asked.