Reg Plates Number Plates And Their Origins
Would you like your birthday, wedding, graduation or employment day reflected on your car plate? It's possible.
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new phase called of 'Your Memorable Moments on Your Vehicle's Plate' initiative for U-Coded plates. The initiative avails the opportunity for customers to choose five-digit plates bearing this code personalised to resemble important events in their lives such as birthday, employment, wedding and graduation day, among others, according to the RTA.
The available numbers relate to the period from 1967 to 2017. The cost of the special plate is Dh1,620 each and customers can buy their number plates from RTA Customers Happiness Centres all over Dubai, service providers, strategic partners, RTA website (www.rta.ae), or the smart app 'Drivers & Vehicles.'
"This stage fits well with the intention of adding to people's happiness in Ramadan and the joyous Eid al-Fitr," said Sultan Al Marzouqi, director of vehicles licensing at RTA's Licensing Agency.
"This phase, of 'Your Memorable Moments on Your Vehicle's Plate' initiative, follows the remarkable turnout seen by previous phases of Code "S" and "T" for the dates from 1981 to 1998. This initiative reflects the core role of RTA in providing new and premium services to raise customers' satisfaction and happiness through engaging them in selecting personalised & important numbers for their vehicle plates," concluded Al Marzouqi.
Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy informed the Assembly on Thursday that the state government would step up the drive to remove illegal number plates from vehicles.
He was replying to a query raised by BJP MLA Suresh Kumar.
Kumar said he recently spotted a vehicle at the Vidhana Soudha, which had the title “Founder & President, National Human Rights, Anti-Corruption Wing, Delhi” printed on its registration plate.
This, Kumar said, was in gross violation of the rules and sought to know why the traffic police or the transport department had failed to take action.
On June 13, Kumar had posted pictures of the vehicle on his Facebook page.
In his reply, Reddy said leaders of all political parties, organisations such as Raitha Sangha, Rakshana Vedike, BBMP members and members of local bodies, among others, write the name of their organisation and the position they hold on the number plate. “This is wrong,” Reddy admitted.
The minister also said the transport department has barely 350 inspectors. Of these, half of them are engaged in office work. “I will take up the issue with the home minister. We must explore the possibility of imposing a higher penalty,” he said.
Kumar said, at the least, action should have been taken when such a vehicle was spotted at the Vidhana Soudha.
Other rules regarding the registration transfer process that you have to be aware of are concerned with road tax. To start with, the DVLA will not transfer a registration number to a vehicle that is not taxed. Usually, this means the vehicle receiving the registration number must be taxed, although you can still apply for the transfer and include an application for road tax at the same time.
The vehicle that currently has the registration number could have a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) instead of road tax, however, the SORN must be less than 12 months old (i.e. you can’t transfer a registration number from a vehicle that has had two or more SORNs in a row), and the vehicle must not have any breaks in its road tax record, i.e. a period of time when it had neither road tax nor a SORN.
If your SORN doesn’t meet any of these conditions, you will have to get road tax for the vehicle before you can transfer the registration.
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