Some UK Private Number Plates Unlawful DVLA Stated
Around 425,400 vehicles with foreign number plates are staying in Ukraine, including 246,400 or 58% of them staying in Ukraine in violation of the term of stay.
The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine published the data as of Jan.31, 2018.
The authority said that among vehicles that violate the term of stay 82,200 were imported under the transit regime and 164,200 under the temporary stay regime.
In 2017, over 958,500 vehicles with foreign number plates were imported to Ukraine, including over 209,600 vehicles under the transit regime and over 748,900 vehicles under the temporary stay regime.
The authority said that the largest number of vehicles with foreign number plates is from Poland (110,700). Some 51,700 vehicles were imported from Lithuania, 19,800 from Germany, 14,100 from Bulgaria and 13,100 from the Czech Republic.
Last year the largest number of violation reports recorded by customs officers concerns violation of transit terms – 18,400 with the total sum of fines of Hr 109.3 million. Customs officers recorded 4,300 reports in violation of temporary stay terms and imposed fines for Hr 56.3 million.
A RETIRED officer has sold a set of calendars in celebration of the police force's historic AB1 number plate.
West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion controversially sold the registration to former Chief Constable Paul West last year.
The item has traditionally been displayed on the Chief Constable's staff cars and was the first licence plate issued to the county.
Former officers were furious with Mr Campion for selling off the plate, which was considered a piece of police heritage.
Alan Matthews, of the Police Vehicle Club, said: "The 50 calendars sold out quite quickly and when everyone has paid it should amount to £128, which is going into a fund for an ex-West Mercia Rover that has been donated to the club.
"This car was for some years loaned to the Gaydon [British Motor Museum] and then went back to the force.
"It does need some restoration although it is safe at my home in west Wales.
"I’ll be doing another vehicle calendar for next year to celebrate the 50 years of West Mercia from 1967 to 2017."
The pictures in the calendar show the various police vehicles that AB1 has been displayed on.
Mr Matthews digitally added the registration to some of the photographs because no original pictures could be found.
His petition against the sale of the licence plate gathered over 900 signatures online.
Mr Campion sold AB1 for £160,000 in August, however some said it could have been worth over £500,000.
The Police and Crime Commissioner's spokesman previously said Mr Campion had always been transparent about the sale.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct said there was no indication of wrongdoing in response to complaints about Mr Campion's handling of the sale.
Mr West promised to keep the plate in the county.
Worcestershire was issued the AB1 vehicle registration in May 1903.
The Fishers police department in Indiana, USA has sent out a message warning drivers of a potentially dangerous situation. The force posted on its Facebook page, informing motorists that two mystery men had been reported talking to a woman, attempting to get her to leave her car.
According to the police, the men signalled to the woman that she should pull over and roll down her window. When she did so, the men held up a car's number plate, indicating that it had fallen off her vehicle and that she should get out of the car and reattach it.
Luckily, the woman recognised that the number plate did not match her car's registration, and drove away before anything potentially dangerous could happen.
Police say the woman did the right thing by driving away, and that any activity like this should be reported to the police as soon as possible.
The department posted on Facebook: "Thankfully the female knew her license plate number and recognised that she was in danger. She did not pull over, but continued driving. If you are approached in this manner please call 911 immediately."
The Abu Dhabi Appeal Court on Monday upheld the three-year jail sentence awarded to a businessman who bought a fancy car number plate in a special auction but issued a dud cheque for Dh31 million.
The 33-year-old Emirati businessman bought the Abu Dhabi No. 1 licence plate in November 2016 at the Vanity Number Plate Auction commemorating Abu Dhabi government’s golden jubilee at Emirates Palace hotel in the capital. The cheque he gave the organisers for Dh31 million bounced on submission.
Earlier, the Abu Dhabi Misdemeanours Court had sentenced him to three years in jail after he was found guilty of fraud and issuing a dud cheque.
The prosecutors charged him with fraud and issuing a dud cheque after he admitted to being aware of the insufficient balance in his bank account when he issued the cheque.
He was so excited at winning the number in 2016 and told Gulf News at that time, “I’m so excited that I won plate number 1, it feels amazing and I was willing to pay any amount to get the plate number. I often come to auctions like this and fetch the most unique numbers at the highest bids.”
Drain Surgeon's white van has been spotted around the streets of the Granite City today with the registration plate SH11 TES.
The van was snapped by a driver on North Anderson Drive today as it made its way to a job.
Robert Cadger, managing director of Drain Surgeon, said: "I have only had it about a year. I initially had it on my van but decided it was perfect for one of the vans at work.
"When you drive around you think people are being nice and letting you out but they just want to take a picture of the number plate.
"I see it as an investment for the firm and it is a bit of a laugh as well.
"To be honest I was quite surprised the DVLA allowed it."
Robert, who set up the company in 2002, said the plate cost him around £1,400.
The rude number plate isn't the only private one the company has. One of tankers owned by Drain Surgeon has S3 WER which was more expensive at around £2,400.
The UK in particular has a relationship with personalised number plates. According to estimates by the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency), the UK reported an excess of two billion pounds in tax revenue from tax auctions over the past 25 years. As they are keen to state, an expression of interest in a particular plate by three people or more is enough to push the price of that Reg plate through the roof. It has also been documented that the buyers let their hearts take control of their heads when they bid for these plates.
Personalised number plate auctions are constantly rewriting the record books with regard to the highest price paid for a plate. The record currently stands at £518,000 which is quite impressive. The prices of these Regplates does not seem to be slowing down either.
Of particular interest is the recent auction of the highly-hyped 250 C Reg plate which sold for £21,500. This is a clear indication that the expectations for the prices of personalised number plates will continue to increase.
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