Have you ever seen a license plate that you at first glance assume to be a vanity plate, but then later realize, as you're trying to decipher it, that it was just random?
Oh, [nervous chuckle], me either. I'm just sayin'.
But seriously, it was 'DPS 3275'. I assumed it was an MMO gamer talking about his damage per second. I was crestfallen when I saw a 60ish guy driving. Now, that doesn't necessarily rule out my initial assumption, but it does cast some doubt on it. Furthermore, '[A-Z][A-Z][A-Z] [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]' is the current standard Ohio license plate scheme.
I thought [A-Z][A-Z][A-Z][0-9][0-9][0-0][0-9] was the standard before the current, which I thought was [0-9][0-9][A-Z][A-Z][0-9][0-9] (a scheme that has led me down the "what does that mean... oh, it's not a vanity plate" path more often than I care to admit). Of course, I have been known to be wrong... from time to time.
I think we're both right. I think standard plates, with no logo on the left are in the 3-4 scheme, but the special, non-vanity plates with team logos or scenic rivers or lightouses or whatever else shit have the 2-2-2 thing.