These last days, it has been quite difficult to distinguish between a “contract” car and a private car since a growing number of vehicles are being fitted with the new vehicle registration plates. Still, not all of the plates comply to the new regulations which “might” be applicable as from the 1st July 2011.
Here’s one I spotted last weekend :
As far as I know, this kind of plates won’t be allowed. You can’t “customize” them anymore. Not even with the make of your car.
The best thing to do right now if you have not purchased the new car license plates is to wait for some more weeks. Most probably, the National Transport Authority will be issuing permits to those selling the new plates. And once again, the deadline might be extended because of all the confusion behind this new regulation.
Personally, I find that the authorities have once again failed for the second consecutive time. Still remember the fire extinguishers?
And what about those who already paid for the “new” plates which do not comply to the new regulations and the famous British standard?
NTA officers said that these car owners should go back to the suppliers, who have the obligation to exchange the plates with new ones. I don’t think that these suppliers will agree with this statement of the NTA officers, broadcasted a few minutes ago on the national television.
Anyone got the new plates already? How much did you pay?
Do they comply with the announced standard?
What do you think about those arguing that taxis and other vehicles can’t have the same color plate?