DVLA Personalised Registrations have announced the number plates that will not be released to vehicles or for sale due to being offensive or vulgar in nature.
This is done every year by the Government body and is done to shield the public from the obscene.
SC12 OTM, MU12 DER, M1 BUM, AR 53, 1 NLA. All banned in the name of good taste.
This time around the DVLA of course are addressing the newly released 14 Registrations. Choice plates from the blacklist include:
As well as these new registrations, DVLA have also address the previous 63 plates, released earlier in the year. These include:
As with any attempt at censorship, no matter how good natured, you always find seemingly obvious omissions by looking hard enough. In this case we at National Numbers found that the letters RSA, NAL and NUS were all available at one point for the 14 release, meaning things like, erm …
… all possible.
Thankfully the DVLA noticed their mistake and did remove these three combinations just before the release day, but there were still some omissions we found.
In fact, National Numbers bought UR14 RSY on the day. Doesn’t mean the DVLA will keep it unbanned for long and they have done it before.
A gentleman from Chesterfield, Alan Clarke, bought BO11 LUX a few years back and was told six weeks later he had to remove the registration from the vehicle. We’ve not been as unlucky yet, but it is still early days.
We at National Numbers do indeed look forward to these banned number plates being announced every year. It is always good for a laugh. We have already started guessing the Hall of Shame for next years 15 release. Will AP15 SED make the list? What about UR15 HYT? I am guessing absolutely no chance we’ll see any HAG, PAZ or LUT will be released either way.