DVLA bans 436 68 number-plates
MORE than 400 number-plates have been banned from use as part of the new “68” vehicle registrations.
The Swansea-based Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is holding back combinations it feels “may cause offence, embarrassment or are in poor taste”.
Motorists often get creative with personalised plates.
The “68” registrations, which became available on September 1, caused a number of issues for the DVLA, as the 6 can represent B, G, C or S, while the 8 can also represent B.
Responding to a Freedom of Information request submitted by the Press Association, the DVLA revealed the 436 banned plates include **68 OMB, *A68 USE, BA68 TAD and OR68 ASM.
Other banned plates include those with references to Brexit (EU68 BAD), racist group KKK (UK68 KKK) and drugs (DR68 GGS). The DVLA’s income from selling personalised registrations reached £111m in the past financial year.