Dubai Personalised Number Reg Plates Auction Details
The code T will be offered up for auction for the first time this month by the Roads and Transport Authority.
The auction is scheduled for July 23 and registration of bidders begins at 8am on Sunday and will continue for five days.
About 250 license plates are up on offer at the RTA’s 49th online auction.
The plates comprise of three, four and five digits under the codes A, B, H, I, J, K, L up to T.
To participate users can obtain a username and password through the RTA’s website. Users are required to have a vehicle registered in Dubai or a license issued from Dubai, said Ahmed Bahrozyan, chief executive of the RTA’s Licensing Agency
A bidder must deposit a security cheque of Dh5,000 to an RTA customer service centre in Umm Al Romool, Bur Dubai, Deira or the Al Tawar Municipal Centre.
In the case of payment by credit card, the client must also deposit Dh5,000 as security. Clients need to pay Dh120 in participation fees through the RTA website.
“The successful bidder has to pay the due amount within 10 working days from the auction closing date by cash or credit card through service provider centers or RTA’s customer centres,” Mr Bahrozyan said.
“Failure to clear due payments will result in entering the bidder in the black list.”
Cash payments will be accepted for amounts up to Dh50,000 and payments can be made by certified cheque or credit card for larger amounts.
Residents can approach the RTA’s call centre on 8009090 for more information on participation and payment procedures.
The auctions are popular with number plates such as R13 and H33 fetching more than Dh2 million in May.
Yet another special number plate series is now available for Malaysian vehicles – ‘US’ is the latest to join ‘SMS‘, ‘RIMAU‘, ‘PERFECT’, ‘NAAM’, ‘VIP’ as well as ‘GT’ from 2016 and the ‘PATRIOT’ plate from 2015 on the unique plates list.
The alphabets in the plate series isn’t the shortened form of United States, but Untuk Seniman, and is brought about by the Malaysian Artistes Association (Seniman). Unlike the normal number plate series, which is available from 1 to 9999, the US plate will only run from US 1 to US 1000. As usual, the plates will be issued by the Road Transport Department (JPJ).
Seniman president Zed Zaidi said that the proceeds gained from the project will raise funds to help artists under the association. He added that bidding is open to the public from this coming Saturday, and the tender will close on August 20, with successful bidders being able to register their number as early as October 1, pending approval from JPJ.
Apparently, reserve prices have been listed for the series – US 1 is the priciest, at RM500,000, followed by the other single digits (two to nine) at RM250,000. Double numbers (12 to 98) start from RM25,000, with the exception of US 10, which is priced at RM100,000. Gold double numbers (for example, 22, 55, 77 etc) are priced at RM50,000.
Regular triple numbers to 999 start from RM3,000, except for gold triples (111, 333, 666 etc), which like the double doubles go for RM50,000. Some special triple numbers (101, 515, 767, 808 etc) are priced at RM5,000, and the last number in the series, US 1000 has a reserve price of RM10,000. Reserve prices being a suggestion, one wonders how much the US 4 plate will eventually go for.
In the past couple of weeks Pine Rivers Police have received a number of reports relating to number plates being stolen off vehicles.
Reports show this type of offence is occurring in Warner, Kallangur, Lawnton and Bray Park areas during both the day and night.
Stolen plates are often fitted to other vehicles, which are then used to commit offences in an attempt to avoid detection.
It takes just a few seconds for offenders to unscrew your number plates which are held on with conventional screws so police are encouraging the public to replace standard number plate screws with “one way” security screws making them more difficult to remove.
The one way screws can’t be removed with conventional tools, which deters potential thieves.
The community is asked to participate in this crime prevention program so please pass this message on to your neighbours and friends.
If your registration plates are stolen, report it to police as soon as possible and contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads to cancel them.
Those who had been wishing for a fancy number plate for their two-wheelers will soon have an opportunity to make their dream come true as the Delhi government is planning to e-auction special registration numbers for motorcycles and scooters.
The minimum price for the golden number ‘0001’ has been proposed at Rs 50,000, while bidding for numbers from 0002 to 0009 will begin from Rs 30,000.
Last month, the department had sold the hottest number ‘0001’ for a whopping Rs 16 lakh. Auctions like these bring a windfall to the government’s exchequer and gratifies people’s desire for special digits on number plates — from date of birth to astrological and numerological numbers that are believed to bring prosperity.
“Once you’ve bagged that number plate – if it’s a good one it adds value to it. Some are iconic and will be sought after. Some of the best are simple but exquisite.”
The biggest went for £180,000 in May last year – for KR15 HNA – which was a new British record for the most expensive current style personalised registration plate.
Today, plates with just one number and two letters cost an estimated £60,000, 20 times more than the early 1990s, when drivers could expect to pay somewhere between £3,000 to £5,000.
A DVLA spokesman said: “Many people enjoy displaying a personalised registration number and the general sale and auctions remain extremely popular with the public.
“Since we began selling personalised registrations we have raised around £2.3 billion and all the money raised is passed to the Treasury.”
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