T1M TIM Number Plates To Be Sold
If you are someone named Tim, or you know someone with that name, good news! The Road Transport Department (JPJ) and Ministry of Transport have approved the new ‘T1M’ series plate, which runs from ‘T1M 1’ to ‘T1M 1000’.
Meant to represent Transformasi 1 Malaysia, the sale of the plate series will be managed by Pertubuhan Transformasi Anak Muda Malaysia, a Non-governmental organisation (NGO). Bidding is set to officially begin from November 20, 2017 until December 2, 2017 and if you’re interested, the bidding form can be obtained from www.platt1m.com.
Successful bidders will have until July 30, 2018 to register their acquired plates, and registration can only be done at the Wangsa Maju JPJ office. It is reported ‘T1M 1’ will have a starting bid of RM180,000, so other bidders might want to spend their ‘T1M 3’ looking at other plates more suited to their budget.
Proceeds from the sale of the plate series will be channelled to the NGO so it can carry out efforts to provide education and welfare to youths in Malaysia.
“Auto theft investigators and police officers throughout the state have said to Austin and said, ‘Hey, look, you got to help us,'” Sgt. Tracy Hicks, a veteran Houston Police Department auto theft investigator, said.
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The Department of Motor Vehicles takes steps to ensure VIN information does correspond to actual vehicles, but the same stringency is not used to verify who registers those vehicles. By the same token, users could input a valid VIN that does not correspond to the car it is on.
Users are able to print the temporary license plates immediately.
“We are always looking for ways to improve our process," Texas DMV Director of Vehicle Titles and Registration Jeremiah Kuntz said. "We’re adding some security features to the tag itself. We are adding validations into our systems constantly, trying to make them more secure.”
Channel 2 Investigates also found temporary tags for sale on Facebook. We were able to secure a “Dealer” tag, good for 60 days, for $100 cash. The tag does not contain any personal identifying information.
“We did find this (tag) was issued through our system. Since it was not for legitimate purpose, that would be a violation,” Kuntz said, adding that DMV investigators would further examine the situation. “We’re going to open a case on this dealer to seek some sanctions against them."
The tag was issued from a Houston used car dealership that is out of business and not geographically near the West Houston home where we picked up the tag.
In December, the DMV will release new temporary tags that include new security features.
The DMV would not disclose each and every difference, but the new paper plate will be engineered to allow law enforcement to more quickly identify the registration information tied to the plate.
The new plates will also be harder to print copies that appear original.
Some of the changes include a barcode reader and larger type for the plate number and expiration date. When asked, the DMV would not reveal the changes being made to the online registration portion of the system.
How much similar registration plates have sold for recently and in the past: it is always worth looking at what has been going on in the private registration plate market recently to add extra weight to the valuation of your own number plate. It is a market that is not immune from trends, so keep a close eye on what has been selling well and see if your plate has any similar features
The age of the plate: older plates tend to attract higher prices and dateless number plates (the first ones ever issued) normally call for the highest prices on the market
The plate’s rarity: if a lot of similar registration plates were issued, your plate may be less valuable. So, the relative rarity of older, dateless number plates makes them more valuable, as a whole, than newer, dated plates. Similarly, having a private plate with a word or name spelled out on it gives it a degree of rarity that would raise its value.
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