DVLA bans 436 68 num­ber-plates

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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.

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