DVLA bans a raft of rude registrations
Motorists who have spotted a way of creating a rude word from a number plate could well be disappointed this week.
Some 250 registrations that could be interpreted to be offensive on an "11", "61", "12" or a "62" number plate have been banned by the DVLA.
And ruder ones which implied sexual connotations have also come under the DVLA's rude radar. A raft of 12 and 62 number plates that end with 2HAG and 2LUT have been blacklisted, as too have plates which end with "BUM".
Terrorism is also a touchy subject with the DLVA; "AF61 HAN" and "J--1 HAD" are banned.
The DVLA said: "We have withdrawn them as they could cause offence or embarrassment on the grounds of political or racial sensitivities or are in poor taste."
Every year the DVLA bans a number of registrations. A couple of plates thought to be blacklisted next year are "AB13 ORT" and 'SO13 OMY".
It seems if motorists do want to have a unique registration on their car, the DVLA would much rather they used their personalised registration service and create their own name rather than resort to rude plates.