Are you from California and do you still have your California license plates equipped? Have you experienced judgment from other drivers in Idaho? Similarly, if you're from Idaho, have you ever driven a rental car with California plates, and did you sense any judgment from fellow drivers during that experience?

If so, you may have found yourself wanting to communicate to other drivers that you're from Idaho but there was nothing you could do...


There is one thing you could do—put a note on the back of the vehicle to explain yourself, much like this Californian did who was apparently just visiting Idaho, and may have been feeling nervous about it.

Credit Reddit user paraoblize
Credit Reddit user paraoblize

This California driver has a note on their back windshield that says, "Visiting grand babies. Don't worry — I'm not staying but I love Idaho."

Initially, this is kind of a sweet and funny note! But when you really think about it, it's incredibly sad that times have come to this. I'm sure there are a lot of nice drivers on the roads who are treated poorly because of their license plates. Does this happen anywhere else? Or is it just Idaho, and just with California drivers?

Maybe Utah drivers? Some would argue Utah drivers are worse than Californian drivers, however, the root of this negative connotation appears to stem from Idahoans being tired of people moving here, rather than their driving abilities.

Keep scrolling for 10 things that are guaranteed to give Boise drivers road rage and more.

A Former Californian's Advice to Californians Moving to Idaho

"Philo," a user on moved to Boise from Fresno in 2014. Like other California transplants, navigating the waters of moving to the Gem State from California has been tricky at times. He offered these tips to others in that situation to make things a little easier.

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These six street names have Boise newcomers confused! Can you pronounce them correctly?

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😎 20 Ways California Transplants Make Idaho Living Better

Friends, Not Foes

🥔 Contrary to the bad wrap they so often receive, California transplants bring a lot to the table here in Idaho.

From their environmentally-savvy ways to how much they support local and family-owned businesses, Californians have several positive attributes that contribute to and enhance Idaho living.

🙂 Before you dismiss the idea entirely, give the gallery below a scroll and let our 20 examples sink in.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

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