You may be waiting on the new ’67’ registration number plates to get that perfect personalisation, but the DLVA have other plans. Large quantities of the new plates have been placed onto the DVLA’s ‘Banned Reg’ list – you can view the whole 46-page document here.
This culling of license plates is an old practice of the DVLA; in fact number plates are reviewed twice a year to ensure they are not offensive or related to sensitive subjects – religion, racial or political to list a few. Some combinations are banned all together, such as plates ending in BNP, GOD and ARS.
This time around the DVLA have banned over 300 registration combinations. So far no number plate once placed on the DVLA’s list, has ever been removed from it. Though in previous years many potentially offensive plates have been missed, for example S1 EXY and MR13 UTT. With that said, the DVLA withhold the right to recall any potentially offensive plate at any time.
While many may class these plates as obscene sequences, others seem to favour them and are willing to go the extra length when it comes to costs in order to get exactly what they’re looking for. According to The Sun the private number plate ‘PEN 15’ will cost you £110,000, but you can get ‘PEN 155S’ for just £7,195 from NewReg.co.uk!