UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50 Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1235 times:
...my license plate I mean
Being in the Emerald Isle, it's white, rectangular; and is written like that :
9-D-*****, 96 being the year in which the car was registered, D stands for "Dublin" and the 5 other numbers the actual reg. There's the mandatory blue "EU" flag and "IRL" identification in the left corners and "Baile Atha Cliath" in small characters at the top. (I'll leave you figure that one out yourself).
Example : http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2446517503&category=52638#ebayphotohosting
What does yours look like ?
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Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5450 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1212 times:
That's the standard one, but there are something like 30-40 other designs you can choose from, ranging from Purple Heart to your college to one commemorating the CSS Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship in combat, although you have to pay extra for the specialized plates.
The standard plate usually has six characters - 3 digits and 3 letters, such as
123 ABC. After all such combinations are used up, the 3 letter series will come first (ABC 123). After that...time to redesign the plates!
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707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1199 times:
My French one looks like that :
It is usually 2 to 4 digits, then 2 or three letters, then 2 digits giving away where you are from.
You cannot have custom plates in France, and what is on your plate is determined by
1st, your location (the last 2 digits. Here, 73 means Elbonia)
Then, the letters currently in use in your location. When I registered, it WAS TM. When all the digits associated with TM are used, next letter couple are used. So After 9999 TM 73, next licence plate will be 10 TN 73. After the 9999 TZ 73, it shall be 10 UA 73 (or probably 10 VA 73, for some reason, it looks like U is not used).
When it gets to 9999 ZZ 73 (already happened a long time ago in morepopulated area, like Paris), it goes to 3 letters, but only uo to 3 digits. So 10 AAA 73. But it probably won't arrive, since French licence plates are too be modified soon.
On the left side of the plate is the European part : F for France, written on blue, and the 12 European stars
Colour codes are : front plate Black on White, rear plate : Black on Yellow.
Some Savoisiens like to show their patriotism by having Withe over Red plates, but that is slightly illegal.
SIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1193 times:
This is the new design introduced in 2000, 3 digits, dash, and 3 letters (123-ABC). I actually got the old design, not much different but with red lettering on white background also 3 letters, dash, and 3 digits (ABC-123).
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 12275 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 950 times:
I have the standard red, white, and blue Mt. Ranier plate on my Washington registered Ford Escort. Washington also has plates for the universities (UW, WSU, Western, Central, Eastern Washington), square dancing, and Safeco Field.
Oregon standard plates feature an evergreen tree and Mt. Hood. Those ones are coming to the end of the run--ZZZ 999 is fast approaching. Some people choose the Conestoga Wagon, Save the Salmon or the Native American plates instead.