State Senate President pro tem Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham protesting the new tags.

The letter read in part:

"A Gator tag will cause accidents. Gator fans cannot drive or read traffic signs. A car up on the blocks cannot move. And it will lower our quality of life. In fact, my children used to have nightmares because we lived dangerously close to the state of Florida."