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    Posted: 11 May 2019 at 16:15
Just came across this. My wife bought me a numberplate some years ago as a birthday present. Her name begins with L and my initials are BCY so it reads L4 BCY. Corny but I like it.



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Originally posted by mike77 mike77 wrote:

Originally posted by kefkafloyd kefkafloyd wrote:

So FF0000 would be OK, but 0000FF would not be.


So you basically can have the color of one political party but not the other. I wonder when someone starts to find this discriminatory.


You could technically cheat and use OOOOFF (since it's all letters), but Massachusetts considers zeroes different from oscars.

A zero looks like this:



but an oscar looks square-ish, like this:



Only plate nerds like me notice this difference, though.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mike77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 April 2019 at 10:22
Originally posted by kefkafloyd kefkafloyd wrote:

So FF0000 would be OK, but 0000FF would not be.


So you basically can have the color of one political party but not the other. I wonder when someone starts to find this discriminatory.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kefkafloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 April 2019 at 05:52
I see a red Ford Fiesta ST with New Hampshire moose plates FF0000 on my commute every once in a while. Those that follow me on twitter know that I post the plates I see on a regular basis. As a fellow vanity plate haver, it's like a bit of kinship.

I have vanity plates on my car. I always wanted them and finally got my set in 2016. Massachusetts has an interesting fascination with number plates (as we were the first state to issue number plates in the US). People really prize low number plates and they're usually seen as a sign of status.

Some of these hexadecimal plates would work in Mass (FFFFCC would be OK) but vanity plates require at least two letter digits to begin and cannot commingle letters and numbers in the reg. So FF0000 would be OK, but 0000FF would not be. F0A12C is right out. Also, Mass always inserts a space between the lettered and number bit, so it'd be stamped on the plate as FF 0000. There's other restrictions too, like not being able to use Q in place of O. So if you wanted the plate A7R2, sorry, you can't get it. ALPHA 7 however would be perfectly fine.

While anyone can pay $80/year for vanity plates, you can spend $100 every 2 years to get what we call "reserved" plates, which are any set of plates that have five digits/characters or less. Regular Mass plates are normally six digits. The smaller the number, the more desirable the plate. We even hold a lottery for very low number plates (four digits/characters or less). For non-lotto plates you can call special plates and see if you can get them (e.g. 5 numerical digits) but lotto plates require some luck. First, to win the lottery, and then to hopefully get the draw for the plate you want. So if you want the plate A 7 or A 9, you better hope that it's A. in the lottery that year, B. that you win the lottery, and C. that you subsequently get that plate. People can't just spend a ton of money to get, say, plate 1.

Incidentally, MAXXUM is available in Massachusetts. So is MNOLTA (and MINLTA). DIMAGE, VECTIS, ALPHA 7, ALPHA 9, EMOUNT, AMOUNT, and DYNAX can be yours. SONY says it's available but the registration lookup says to call the commonwealth about it, so I bet someone had it and returned it. CANON and NIKON are already claimed.
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Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

Addy - yes; they are personalized up to a point but they have to adhere to strict guidelines on font, spacing and format. Anything outside of these (even putting the letters/numbers closer together to make a name for example) could see you 'pulled' by the Police and, if it isn't corrected, a subsequent fine/penalty points could follow. And yes - it is a money spinner that's for sure!

best regards, Neil.

Actually, the historically-strict interpretation of the rules by the DVLA was challenged in court a few years ago. You can now see a wide variety of fonts and sizes and letter-spacings, and it is of course easy to add a black screw where you choose for decimal points, etc. I don't go in for private plates much (I prefer them to be as forgettable as possible!) but I once bought a Jaguar with the plate 4.2 1 A TT which I quite liked (Stirling Moss did win one TT in 1950 though I think that was probably a 3.4).

I don't think the DVLA care very much about this because their computerised plate-recognition algorithms are very good and if they ever fail a MkI eyeball on the photo will usually do the job.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2019 at 08:53
Addy - yes; they are personalized up to a point but they have to adhere to strict guidelines on font, spacing and format. Anything outside of these (even putting the letters/numbers closer together to make a name for example) could see you 'pulled' by the Police and, if it isn't corrected, a subsequent fine/penalty points could follow. And yes - it is a money spinner that's for sure!

best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2019 at 08:31
Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

Wouldn't be allowed in the UK - we're far too regulated....
You guys have personalized plates, we have none at all. But in the end it is just a way for the government to make some extra money.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2019 at 08:20
That is clever indeed - but lost on 99.99% of people that will see it! I was going to say he needs to get out more - but, clearly, it's on a car so he probably does!

Wouldn't be allowed in the UK - we're far too regulated....

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Just to amaze people not knowing much about colour reproduction.
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He is a web designer according to his Twitter page.
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More likely a web developer. HTML/CSS use that hexadecimal notation. The web only knows sRGB.

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But I have to say, it's very clever!
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