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SRBIJA
4th August 2013, 17:38
I though I'd make one thread for this :lol: Share the license plates of your countries, their history, comment on your favourite and least favourite ones. :lol:



http://serbiathroughamericaneyes.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/serbian_license_plate_20111.jpg

Serbian vehicle license plate codes consist of a two-letter region code, followed by three-digit numeric and a two-letter alpha license code, separated by a hyphen (e.g., BG 123-AA).The region code and the license code are separated by the shield of Serbia and a Cyrillic letter combination for the region below. A blue field is placed along the left side edge, as in European Union countries, bearing the international country code for Serbia-SRB.The standard license plate dimensions are 520.5 × 112.9 mm.

DanielLuis
4th August 2013, 18:13
EU countries have the same plate. The only difference is obviously that every country has it's own initials in the plate. Portugal is P.

seb89
4th August 2013, 18:44
EU countries have the same plate. The only difference is obviously that every country has it's own initials in the plate. Portugal is P.

Not really. Belgium plates aren't black and white, but red and white. I like that.

SRBIJA
4th August 2013, 19:02
EU countries have the same plate. The only difference is obviously that every country has it's own initials in the plate. Portugal is P.

But they all have different font, design or even size and color. :p

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/Austrian_license_plate.svg/347px-Austrian_license_plate.svg.png
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/02/Greek_license_plate.svg/347px-Greek_license_plate.svg.png
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Estonian_license_plate.svg/347px-Estonian_license_plate.svg.png
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a5/Dutch_license_plate.svg/347px-Dutch_license_plate.svg.png

toinou03
4th August 2013, 19:21
In fact, it's only in Southern countries. Europe forced us to change our license plate. Then we have copied the new Italian one... :confused:

Before, we used to have plates with...

A number (between 2 and 4 numbers) Letters (2 or 3) And the number of the department.

http://fr.academic.ru/pictures/frwiki/70/French_Plate_Bf2008.png

At begining, the first plate was 11A01 or 11A02... Depends on the department. But then, the advancing of the numbers of the plate depended on the number of inhabitants of the departments. Biggest like 75, 92, 93, 94, 13, 59... had 3 letters and were close to advance to 4 letters, hence with enormous plates, while smallest departments like 48, 04, 05, 23, 52... took many time to advance to the following letter ! :lol: So it was a major problem...

Now we have 2 letters - 3 numbers - 2 letters, put by hazzard, through the whole France... Which is null...
http://www.rfi.fr/actufr/images/112/Immatriculation-Region-Plaques_432.jpg

In fact, before, you could see from far away where the driver came from... Now, it's more difficult...
As people refused to loose the number of department, now it features on the right of the plate, with the flags of region ! :) But some people trick the plate and put other flags, like flags of ancient provinces or regional logos, and so on...
http://info.francesite.net/public/2009/plaque-immatriculation-nouvelle-region-departement-france-750x740.jpg

But the thing is that you can choose which department you want... xcrazy And now, the plates remain the same on the vehicle for ever, whereas you had to change your plate everytime you moved to another department... which complicated everything...

Before the plates were white on the front and yellow on the back, and now they are all white ! :)

Overseas territories have different plates, except the 5 departments, Guyane, Guadeloupe, Martinique, La Réunion & Mayotte. :)

Venage
4th August 2013, 19:31
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/KFZmod.png/799px-KFZmod.png

Well, the German ones are pretty much the same as the ones of every other European country. The first two letters signify your city (most of the time), the second pair of letters can be chosen freely whereas the numbers are random. The icon on the upper side signifies the date of your last vehicle inspection. The icon on the bottom represents one of the 16 Bundesländer like Bavaria or Saxony.

DanielLuis
4th August 2013, 19:54
I understand the different thingies that some countries have then. Portugal doesn't have these designs like France and Germany simply because we don't have states or admnistrative regions like that. We have districts, but they don't each have their own government.

nofuxCZ
4th August 2013, 23:34
The letter in the current car plates represent one of the 14 regions here, the numbers are random
http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/jpglps/EU_CZEC_GI.jpg

Gera11
4th August 2013, 23:48
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Romanian_license_plate.svg/347px-Romanian_license_plate.svg.png

That's an example. Instead of BN can be one of the 41+B(which is for Bucharest, capital) counties abbreviation(CT,SV,OT etc)

SRBIJA
5th August 2013, 00:02
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Romanian_license_plate.svg/347px-Romanian_license_plate.svg.png

That's an example. Instead of BN can be one of the 41+B(which is for Bucharest, capital) counties abbreviation(CT,SV,OT etc)

Is it obligatoty to have these European ones? Because every year in Greece I see plates like this:

http://m6.i.pbase.com/o6/93/329493/1/81475436.XJmKpVyH.BuhIstSep06042.jpg

Is it just a matter of choice or these ones will have to be replaced soon?

Gera11
5th August 2013, 00:05
Is it just a matter of choice or these ones will have to be replaced soon?

Those plates were before we joined EU and is not mandatory to change them. When they will buy a new car they will get a EU symbol on them instead of romanian flag

SRBIJA
5th August 2013, 00:10
Thanks for the explanation :)


BTW Im posting the microstates' ones,realy interesting. :lol:

http://www.licenseplates.tv/images/eecliec.gif
http://www.licenseplates.tv/images/euro00v.gif
http://home.comcast.net/~markgoodwin3/sanmarinoZ.jpg
http://www.licenseplates.tv/images/eumc009.gif
http://www.olavsplates.com/foto_a/and_e1014.jpg

seb89
5th August 2013, 00:24
Here's Belgium. I think we have a quite unique license plate :D.

First one is the old one, second one is the new 'European' one :D. We added the "1" because there weren't enough combinations anymore. There are no references where you are from in the Belgian plates. Licence plates beginning with a "P" are for politicians, "a" for memebers of the assembly, "O" for Oldtimers, "ZZ" for test drives, "HOF" for royals,...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/BE_license_plate.jpg

This is for people who are affiliated to the EU and live in Belgium:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dd/Belgian_vehicle_registration_plate_for_EU.jpg/800px-Belgian_vehicle_registration_plate_for_EU.jpg

This is for diplomats:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3f/Belgian_vehicle_registration_plate_for_embassy_sta ff.jpg

This is for car dealers:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/Belgian_vehicle_registration_plate_for_car_dealers .jpg

Venage
5th August 2013, 01:08
You Belgians seem to like it colourful for sure :lol:

MyHeartIsYours
5th August 2013, 02:26
::uk
United Kingdom

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/British_car_registration_plate_labels.svg/400px-British_car_registration_plate_labels.svg.png

Wish they could put the Union Flag on it somewhere :( Also I dont get why it's "GB" instead of "UK"?

Charly
6th August 2013, 12:14
It is very common to see French Italian Spanish Dutch Belgian car number plates and sometime Portugese Swiss German and British car numberplates in Morocco.

For example yesterday we were at the Medina and the massive car park outside I always look at the numberplates and I saw many French Dutch Belgian and Italian numberplates :p and even 1 from Luxembourg.

If you ever driving in Spain lets say near Madrid or Costa Del Sol etc and you saw an car numberplates that is foreign or even a Spanish numberplates but the cat has a trailer and its roof and trailer is filled with lots of luggage etc or even the car itself its easy to tell they are Moroccan/Going to Morocco ;p

Once we were in Pourtsmouth and there was a van with UK numberplate but the windows of the van was covered with Raja Casablanca flags etc and it was so easy to tell they were Motoccan since Raja Casablanca is a Moroccan football team :lol: I will post some pictures I took

seb89
6th August 2013, 12:26
^Exactly :lol:. Those cars are so packed with stuff, I wonder they don't break in two :D. It's dangerous for other drivers too.

Well, you also know, they're driving to Morocco if you see the passengers or driver of course :o.

Charly
6th August 2013, 13:07
^Exactly :lol:. Those cars are so packed with stuff, I wonder they don't break in two :D. It's dangerous for other drivers too.

Well, you also know, they're driving to Morocco if you see the passengers or driver of course :o.

I don't have to see that :p it's soo easy to tell :lol:

But here are some pics I took:

https://fbcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/76017_10201691441586577_990360610_n.jpg
Spanish Numberplate :p

https://fbcdn-photos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1011432_10201691442146591_732800218_n.jpg
Ukrainian Numberplate when I was in Ukraine

https://fbcdn-photos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/523446_10201691442026588_1617210496_n.jpg
The Swiss Numberplate I took in Spain at the port for the boat to Morocco

https://fbcdn-photos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1146612_10201691442946611_1914597375_n.jpg
I don't this is German nor Austrian but I took this at a BBQ place near Marrakech

https://fbcdn-photos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1017296_10201691443066614_173146805_n.jpg
Italian on the Move

https://fbcdn-photos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1006332_10201691441786582_615395158_n.jpg
The new french Numberplate

https://fbcdn-photos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/998736_10201691443346621_440519686_n.jpg
And finally the Polish Numberplate which I found in my town in England :lol:

Morty
11th August 2013, 18:47
This might be my new favorite thread. :D

I started writing down license plates when I was very young, in fact, that's pretty much how I learned to write. And I stuck with this hobby until my mid 20s, when it unfortunately occurred to me that it was a rather pointless way to spend so much time. I still have my list of license plates tho, and there are thousands of them, with the majority being German (we get a lot of German tourists in Norway). I ignored Sweden, Denmark and Finland tho, and other popular countries were The Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Found some posts I want to reply too tho:


https://fbcdn-photos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1146612_10201691442946611_1914597375_n.jpg
I don't this is German nor Austrian but I took this at a BBQ place near Marrakech
German, this car is being exported to a different country.


::uk
United Kingdom

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/British_car_registration_plate_labels.svg/400px-British_car_registration_plate_labels.svg.png

Wish they could put the Union Flag on it somewhere :( Also I dont get why it's "GB" instead of "UK"?
It wouldn't surprise me if you could buy an unofficial sticker with the flag to place over the EU sticker, considering the big business around selling number plates in the UK. ;)
About GB vs UK, I'm not entirely sure, but I did some searching on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_license_plate_codes). Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but Great Britain is the name of the island with England, Wales and Scotland? If so, that might be why, because the islands around (Alderney GBA, Guernsey GBG, Jersey GBJ, Isle of Man GBM and Gibraltar GBZ) have their own country codes. It appears that, when it comes to vehicles, the official name is United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). But why they chose GB instead of UK, I have no idea.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/KFZmod.png/799px-KFZmod.png

Well, the German ones are pretty much the same as the ones of every other European country. The first two letters signify your city (most of the time), the second pair of letters can be chosen freely whereas the numbers are random. The icon on the upper side signifies the date of your last vehicle inspection. The icon on the bottom represents one of the 16 Bundesländer like Bavaria or Saxony.
I just wanna fill in here, that German plates could also have 1 or 3 letters showing which city the car is registered in. Then, for the second set of letters, it's 1 or 2, and then 1 to 4 numbers at the end. Looks like the highest amount of letters and numbers in total is 8 (2+2+4 or 3+2+3), as I've never seen a 3-letter city with 4 numbers.


EU countries have the same plate. The only difference is obviously that every country has it's own initials in the plate. Portugal is P.
Actually, they all have different plates. ;) The only thing they have in common is the EU sticker in front of the plate (with their initials beneath the EU stars). That being said, also some non-EU European countries have this sticker, but usually with their own flag instead of the EU stars. Norway is one of them. :) Here's a page where you can see different types of Norwegian plates (and plates from pretty much the entire world): Olav's Norwegian license plates - Number plates of Norway (http://www.olavsplates.com/norway.html)

Yamarus
11th August 2013, 19:25
In Belgium we get to see plenty of license plates from all over Europe, especially on all those trucks headed to and coming from Antwerp, but I think I've never seen a Norwegian license plate!

SRBIJA
11th August 2013, 20:21
::ba roads these days are so full of ::at ::ch and ::de cars! :lol: Some others too but these three mostly. :lol:

seb89
12th August 2013, 14:59
In Belgium we get to see plenty of license plates from all over Europe, especially on all those trucks headed to and coming from Antwerp, but I think I've never seen a Norwegian license plate!

I did :o! Last weekend there as an European Open in my town, and I've seen a Norwegian one :lol:!

SRBIJA
12th August 2013, 17:50
I dont think I have ever seen Belarussian and Baltic ones live. As well as Irish and microstates's ones. I even saw Maltesse one in the middle of Serbia this summer :lol:

Morty
12th August 2013, 18:32
I've seen plates from pretty much all European countries. The ones I don't think I've ever seen live is Albania, Alderney, Gibraltar, Malta, Montenegro, Serbia and the Vatican City.

doctormalisimo
12th August 2013, 18:49
About GB vs UK, I'm not entirely sure, but I did some searching on Wikipedia. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but Great Britain is the name of the island with England, Wales and Scotland? If so, that might be why, because the islands around (Alderney GBA, Guernsey GBG, Jersey GBJ, Isle of Man GBM and Gibraltar GBZ) have their own country codes. It appears that, when it comes to vehicles, the official name is United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). But why they chose GB instead of UK, I have no idea.
The GB is only found on English, Welsh and Scottish (ie Great Britain) cars. Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Gibraltar etc all have their own unique licence plate sequences and codes.
This is a typical NI plate:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/NORTHERN_IRELAND,_BELFAST_2000's_-YELLOW_REAR_USE_VEHICLE_LICENSE_PLATE_-_Flickr_-_woody1778a.jpg
Note the lack of any country identifier, probably because GB (or IRL) would cause offence here because people get so upset about anything British or Irish....

Morty
12th August 2013, 21:12
The GB is only found on English, Welsh and Scottish (ie Great Britain) cars. Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Gibraltar etc all have their own unique licence plate sequences and codes.
This is a typical NI plate:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/NORTHERN_IRELAND,_BELFAST_2000's_-YELLOW_REAR_USE_VEHICLE_LICENSE_PLATE_-_Flickr_-_woody1778a.jpg
Note the lack of any country identifier, probably because GB (or IRL) would cause offence here because people get so upset about anything British or Irish....

Makes sense. However, some actually do seem to have country identifiers even in Northern Ireland, and it looks like they use GB: Olav's British number plates. Page 9. License plates of the United Kingdom (http://www.olavsplates.com/great_britain9.html#Northern_Ireland)
I'm assuming they're quite rare tho...

DanielLuis
12th August 2013, 22:20
::ba roads these days are so full of ::at ::ch and ::de cars! :lol: Some others too but these three mostly. :lol:

Yeah! Here in Portugal there's a lot of ::es, ::fr, ::uk, ::lu and even ::be
It's one of the things I do when I'm bored in the car - I look at the other cars plates to see how many tourists we have (Don't worry I'm not the one driving :lol:)

doctormalisimo
12th August 2013, 22:20
Makes sense. However, some actually do seem to have country identifiers even in Northern Ireland, and it looks like they use GB: Olav's British number plates. Page 9. License plates of the United Kingdom (http://www.olavsplates.com/great_britain9.html#Northern_Ireland)
I'm assuming they're quite rare tho...

yeah. There's certain areas in Northern Ireland you wouldnt dare drive local a car through with a big GB tag on it...

SRBIJA
2nd June 2014, 14:42
Custom Front License Plates, Personalized Vanity Auto Plate -LICENSEPLATES.TV (http://www.licenseplates.tv/) Great site :D

http://www.licenseplates.tv/images/euscgca.gif

Stargazer
2nd June 2014, 19:17
Swedish ones, both front and back:
http://oi58.tinypic.com/1zyk55x.jpg
Three random letters followed by three random numbers. No indication of region, province or county sadly. Plates without the EU stripe are still fairly common, and maybe 5-7 years ago the EU plates were quite rare. There used to be an obligatory date sticker in the center of the rear plate up until just a few years ago, but that has now been abolished.


The old Swedish plates used between 1906-1973:

http://oi57.tinypic.com/30l11xi.jpg

The first letter indicated what county the car was from (Stockholm in this case). The numbers were random as far as I know.


By the way, why not make this topic about license plates all around the world? We have non-European members as well. ;)

AshleyWright
2nd June 2014, 19:42
::uk

http://i58.tinypic.com/2611e10.jpg

front
http://i59.tinypic.com/vsncwg.jpg

rear
http://i59.tinypic.com/24g8t8k.jpg

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In the UK up north you don't get many foreign number plates but I have seen some Polish, Romanian, danish, german & Norweigan cars, but not many. When I go down south however, I see a lot of dutch and french cars. and a lot of Lithuanian, Polish, Ukrainian, russian, Germany, french, Spanish, Austrian, Latvian, Danish, Swedish lorries. plus more.

esc87fan
2nd June 2014, 20:26
Current license plate in my province of Ontario:

http://typophile.com/files/Ontario%20Plate.jpg

In the top right corner is the validation sticker, it is affixed to the rear plate and must be renewed annually before the owner's birthdate the next year. For my dad for example, his plate has a sticker marked "JAN 15", meaning it's valid until January 28, 2015

Sultana
2nd June 2014, 22:41
http://burgman-club.ru/uploads/forum/posts/2010-12/1291747442_photo.jpg
here it looks this way ( I found picture in google)
first letter and two after the number are the serial code they are random as usually in every country
three numbers are registered code
rus and flag - country :D
and 177 is a region code where this plate was registered
for example 77 and 177 are for Moscow
74 and 174 are for Chelyabinsk Region and etc

r3gg13
3rd June 2014, 08:57
Current standard California licence plates look like this:

http://www.plateshack.com/y2k/California3/ca2014dmvbase.jpg

Size-wise, it's the same as any other North American licence plate. Taller, but leaner than its European counterparts.

There's no city / area designation on the plates. The alpha-numeric combination just tells you the order of registration. Each number and letter just represent the order in which the car is matriculated. So, the car registered before this particular one would be 6VBV764, and the one after would be 6VBV765. Easy peasy

The sticker on the top left tells you the month the car was first registered. The sticker on top right shows you the proof of registration for a particular year.

Vanity plates also exist for a bit more money (where you can have whatever you please on your plate so long as the combination is still available and is not deemed as offensive by the DMV) such as these:
http://eslpod.com/eslpod_blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/personalizedplate1500.jpg

http://www.laweekly.com/imager/b/blog/4207759/7a69/artplate.jpg?cb=1389088496

http://www.plateshack.com/y2k/California2/ca2010vanity.jpg

AshleyWright
3rd June 2014, 12:11
omg I love american number plates. They're so fancy with all the decorations and patterns. When I was in Florida, I was state-spotting on peoples cars while on the coach.

Morty
3rd June 2014, 20:24
American plates are really great. :D I have 3 of them on my wall, 2 from Illinois, and 1 from New Jersey. All of them are pretty old tho, so no fancy decorations, unfortunately.

r3gg13
4th June 2014, 03:43
Ash and Mort, I personally love New Mexico's plates. They're really nice and simple. The color scheme is just fantastic, especially in person.

http://sfreporter.com/santafe/imgs/media.images/4474/nm2011centennial.widea.jpg

I personally have German license plates underneath my California plates! It makes me feel smug and cool :mrgreen:

AshleyWright
4th June 2014, 17:13
you only have them on the back right? it's fun looking at the front because occasionally some people have weird things on the front number plate, I remember one I saw saying something like I Love Pie. Laughed a little :lol:

r3gg13
4th June 2014, 17:43
you only have them on the back right? it's fun looking at the front because occasionally some people have weird things on the front number plate, I remember one I saw saying something like I Love Pie. Laughed a little :lol:

It depends on the state; a good 3/4 of the states don't require it. California technically requires you to have a front license plate, but it is rarely enforced. My dad's car, for instance, does not even have a license plate mount on its front bumper. So, he can't even put one even if he wanted to.

Yeah, people do put a random assortment of things as their "front plates" like something that has their favorite football team's logo, an EU style American license plates (like these ones (http://www.europlates.com/custom-american-europlates)), etc.

SRBIJA
18th July 2014, 19:25
Before, we used to have plates with...


http://fr.academic.ru/pictures/frwiki/70/French_Plate_Bf2008.png


Are you sure, I see many like this on our roads these days? :lol:

toinou03
18th July 2014, 20:17
Are you sure, I see many like this on our roads these days? :lol:

If your car is older than 2009 and if you haven't changed of address, you can still have an old kind of license plate. But since you buy a new car, or an old car or if your address has changed, you have to have a new kind of license plate.

I recently bought a car with this kind of license plate. But I received a new number. :)

The change is that the car will now have the same number of license plate ever, while before it had to change if you changed of department or if bought by someone of another department...

Voilà ! ;)

anto475
18th July 2014, 22:06
This is what ours look like in ::ie!
3039

So we have the little EU thing on the side, of course, then the first set of numbers (going left to right), denote the time the car was bought. It used to just be two numbers, marking the year ("93" for 1993 or "05" for 2005 etc.) the car was bought in, but then last year they changed it so that it would change every six months. So from January to June this year, all cars bought would say "141", and then from July to December they say "142", then in January next year it will read "151" and so on. This was done to boost car sales, and seemingly it worked! The middle letter, or letters, denote the county the car was bought in, this one here has "D" for Dublin. Then the last set of numbers are just the registration number, so obviously this car with a number like "92" was bought early on last year. Often the first car in every county is reserved by the county council for the mayor or something like that, but that practice has stopped in many places due to the recession.

doctormalisimo
18th July 2014, 22:27
but then last year they changed it so that it would change every six months. So from January to June this year, all cars bought would say "141", and then from July to December they say "142", then in January next year it will read "151" and so on. This was done to boost car sales, and seemingly it worked!

I thought it was done because no one would buy a car with a big 13 on it, so they had to make it seem less unlucky :lol:

anto475
18th July 2014, 22:32
I thought it was done because no one would buy a car with a big 13 on it, so they had to make it seem less unlucky :lol:

That was another factor ugh. Thanks to the man bringing shame to Kerrymen everywhere (http://www.thejournal.ie/number-13-licence-plates-michael-healy-rae-571256-Aug2012/)!

Morty
18th July 2014, 23:10
Ireland's plates (at least until they changed to that 3rd numeral for years) can be confused with Turkish plates, as seen in this picture:
http://olavsplates.com/foto_t/tr_14dk205.jpg

But in Turkey, the 14 here means Bolu, where the car (or truck in this case) was registered. Not sure what the rest of the plate means, but I think it's just a regular registration.

I went on a roadtrip from Norway to The Netherlands this summer, and from memory, I saw cars from these countries:
Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Germany, The Netherlands (and Bonaire, from The Netherlands Antilles), Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Cyprus, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Ireland and Great Britain (at least England/Scotland and Isle of Man). There were a LOT of Eastern European trucks on the roads. :)

I don't think I've ever seen any plates from Cyprus before, at least not in person. :)

SRBIJA
20th July 2014, 09:45
If your car is older than 2009 and if you haven't changed of address, you can still have an old kind of license plate. But since you buy a new car, or an old car or if your address has changed, you have to have a new kind of license plate.

I recently bought a car with this kind of license plate. But I received a new number. :)

The change is that the car will now have the same number of license plate ever, while before it had to change if you changed of department or if bought by someone of another department...

Voilà ! ;)

Oh I see, thanks for the explanation. :)

r3gg13
20th July 2014, 18:19
Here's how the ones from the Philippines look like

Most current format (2014 series)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kc-zzc-KQ7o/Uwy-I60NucI/AAAAAAAALNA/wWIg1_TfBVE/s1600/car+license+plates+lto+philippines.jpg

The ones with red lettering are for government vehicles; the text on the bottom will say which government institution the vehicle serves

The ones with black lettering are for private vehicles; the text on the bottom will say which region it is from (NCR = National Capital Region = Manila + Greater Manila area)

The ones with blue lettering are for diplomatic vehicles

(not shown) black text on yellow car plates are for public transportation vehicles; the text on the bottom will saw the termini of the vehicle.

The ones on the left are for motorcycles; MC = motorcycles; TC = tricycle = tuktuk

Here's the older, prettier, format (2005 to 2013)

http://www.plateshack.com/y2k/Philippines/philippines.jpg

Matatag na Republika = Strong Republic

The monument on the licence plate is the Rizal monument, it's dedicated to the national hero of the Philippines

Pre-2005 series

http://www.plateshack.com/y2k/Philippines/PH11.jpg

Pilipinas = Philippines

Perlas ng silangan = pearl of the Orient

FrachellyJelly
22nd July 2014, 23:59
Mine personally is confusing. As it's a 60 (so would denote it was registered last 6months of 2010) but actually it can cover like first couple months of 2011 - my car is actually 2011 registered!

FrachellyJelly
23rd July 2014, 00:00
::uk

http://i58.tinypic.com/2611e10.jpg

front
http://i59.tinypic.com/vsncwg.jpg

rear
http://i59.tinypic.com/24g8t8k.jpg

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In the UK up north you don't get many foreign number plates but I have seen some Polish, Romanian, danish, german & Norweigan cars, but not many. When I go down south however, I see a lot of dutch and french cars. and a lot of Lithuanian, Polish, Ukrainian, russian, Germany, french, Spanish, Austrian, Latvian, Danish, Swedish lorries. plus more.

The first bit is an area code?! :o

O my I just found out where my car came from.....


oh and and at the moment I live in Devon, so I've seen ALOT of German and Dutch plates the past month!