As the DVLA confirms that all cars registered between 1st March and 31st August 2013 will carry a 13 series number plate, the motor industry waits anxiously to see if superstition will slow sales.
It’s no secret that the number 13 is shrouded in a reputation of bad luck; but as car number plates bearing the [...]
Following suggestions from the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) that the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) were to offer superstitious car buyers the option of a 62 plate alternative, we decided to seek clarification. I sent a tweet to the official Twitter channel of the DVLA:
We didn’t have to wait long for a [...]
You may remember a few weeks ago I wrote an article about the issue of ‘13’ registrations. The natural progression of the registrations system in Great Britain would see new cars registered from 1st March 2013 have the number 13 as the year identifier. The main concern for the motor trade is the superstitious car [...]
Pressure is mounting on the government of Ireland to omit the use of the number 13 on vehicle registration plates. The system of vehicle registrations in Ireland is very similar to that of Great Britain; the registration mark contains a year identifier relevant to the year the vehicle is first registered. That means under current [...]