I always ask permission before I take a photo of a license plate and, so far, I have never had a refusal. Sometimes an amused smile. It was often the occasion for a friendly conversation about where the people were from and a bit of local history. I remember the man who took a cloth and started cleaning the numbers. I had to persuade him that it looked much better (to me) with the dirt. Or this other driver who was concerned about the shape of his front bumper which had just had a rough encounter with a kangaroo. It also happened that I waited for the owner to come back and had to give up before he or she did. If you are one of those people I haven’t had the chance to meet and you feel my taking the picture was an invasion of your privacy, just tell me and I will remove it from this page.