The DVLA have always had strict rules and regulations in regard to private number plates, however this year they seem to have let the standards slide a little. The new ‘69’ plates for vehicles registered between September 2019 and February 2020 have some questionable characters that have been rising and eyebrow or two in the UK.
Some of the rude private number plates up for sale under £500 include:
- BJ69 HED
- ME69 LOL
- ME69 GAG
- ME69 PSE
- LV 69 JZZ
- BG 69 WLY
- SX 69 DNG
Each year the DVLA host a special meeting whereby they check all of the private number plates available and filter out any that may be deemed unsuitable. This includes plates that are likely to cause offence in a religious, racial or political nature. The team at the DVLA check through the plates manually instead of using computers to ensure that no offensive plates get missed in the checks.
The list for the new private number plates was released in February of this year and a DVLA spokesperson said that “The vast majority of registration numbers are made available but the Agency holds back any combinations that may cause offence, embarrassment or are in poor taste”. This shows that the DVLA are extremely serious when it comes to ensure the general public only have access to appropriate private number plates.
In regard to the ‘69’ private plates for sale, the DVLA spokesperson said, “The vast majority of registration numbers are made available for general ussie and for sale, and the numbers in question were deemed suitable for release”.
The DVLA website has over 50 million private number plates sale, suitable for a variety of budgets and various combinations to suit your taste and interests. You can search for number plates with part of your date of birth, your name, or a word that has meaning to you.
If you’re interested in purchasing one of the ‘69’ number plates for your new vehicle then you can find them on the NewReg.co.uk website.