New Rego plates

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New Rego plates

Postby Hardy » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:07 am

Does anyone think the new rego plates following the sequence 1AB2CD have one of the most stupid combinations for 2 digits plus 4 letters imaginable?
Surely 12ABCD or ABCD12 would have been much easier for people to deal with.
Little wonder so many people are paying a premium to get those black plates which are recycling the old ABC123 sequence.

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Re: New Rego plates

Postby Olokun » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:28 am

Totally agree, imagine trying to remember the plate number after a hit and run with only seconds to remember it.

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Re: New Rego plates

Postby he3at » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:18 pm

I recall hearing that the rationale for this pattern was to prevent having more than two letters at a time as 3-4 letters at a time may inadvertently spell out something undesirable.

The actual outcome seems to have the opposite effect. Since we all can read txtspk, the single number tends to be read as a letter.

The best format if you want to have 4 letters in a plate is AB-12-CD, but I think that is used by NSW already.

My preference would be to go with a shorter version of the old UK system: A12 BCD - don't think any of the other states have used that one yet!

Hardy wrote:...paying a premium...

Good for the govt coffers I suppose.

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