I'm not comparing, it's an additional catagory ......and once again, it's not special treatment. They have restricted use. You have unrestricted use, generally speaking.<quoted text>
It is special treatment...how can you compare a commerical waterman with emergency vehicles. What make commerical waterman so special...why not allow truckers to ride witout plates.
Backhoes, Fruit spraying vehicles, agricultural, livestock, farm, tractors, etc, etc......are restricted use and generally follow the same restrictions and registration guidelines.
Waterman make a choice whether or not to register their vehicle and most do because they wish to have unrestricted use of their vehicle.
If you get rid of these catagories, you'll see tractors, farm equipement, mining equipment, forklifts, snowmobiles and other special use vehicles on public roads. See how ridiculous this could be just because you are envious? How about registering lawnmowers, wheelchairs and grocery carts?
It appears that some of you can't think things all the way thru and are too caught up in being selfish for rime or reason.