AUSTIN — When Gov.
Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Tuesday night that allows people to use the phrase “J&j” on roads, he didn’t say that it would be the end of the world.
Instead, he said, “it will be the beginning of a revolution.”
That’s because the “J” in “Jaws” will be gone from roads, highways and bridges in Texas and in every other state that has legalized “j&j,” according to a letter sent to state lawmakers Tuesday night.
That is the kind of language that led the Texas Motor Vehicle Commission to take legal action against Abbott, and is part of the state’s new crackdown on what it considers illegal j&joi behavior.
It was just one of several letters sent to the Legislature in response to Abbott’s move Tuesday.
Abbott also issued a directive to the State Highway Patrol to stop issuing “j” tickets and to cease issuing them for people using the phrase on their license plates.
The letter said that in 2018, the Texas Department of Transportation stopped issuing tickets for using the term on a license plate that is already in the public domain.
The commission said that it received more than 60,000 letters and more than 2,000 comments on its new rule.
Abbott has previously said he was pushing for “jj” to be eliminated from license plates because he believed that drivers who use it on their plates are not following the law.
The Texas Motor Vehicles Commission issued a letter to Gov.
Gregg Abbott Monday saying it is removing the “jaws” from Texas license plates and banning people from using it.
The letter from the commission, which has been the subject of complaints from some drivers, says the word is part, if not the whole, of the Texas license plate.
It also says people who use the term should stop using it, because it has become a “distraction.”
The Texas Department the Department of Public Safety issued a statement saying it was reviewing the letter from Texas Motor Commission, adding that it is not a requirement for the Department to take action on a complaint.
We are committed to enforcing the law and are working to remove any confusion from the public about the meaning of license plates, DPS spokeswoman Jennifer Tinsley-Houghton said in a statement.
The Department is also working with the legislature to implement changes to the license plate system that will better protect the rights of Texans.