Yorkshire Number Plates
Vehicle leasing company Leasing Options commissioned the poll of our county's most iconic features, with Yorkshire puds topping the vote.
Henderson's Relish and the Yorkshire Wildlife Park were tied in second with the white rose and Sheffield-based comedy movie The Full Monty completing the rundown.
To celebrate what makes Britain great, Leasing Options created new number plate designs showcasing these features, ready for personalisation savvy drivers in the UK to take inspiration from.
Choosing between defining foods, influential pop culture figures, stunning historical buildings and alluring tourist attractions, Leasing Options asked Brits to identify the most iconic features of the 20 largest counties across England including South Yorkshire.
A new number plate has been designed for South Yorkshire with the most voted for quintessential feature, as well as the county flag colours and a famous local saying, all being beautifully illustrated on to a one of a kind license plate.
The top five greatest things in South Yorkshire include:
A Yorkshire pudding (35%)
Henderson’s Relish (16%)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park (16%)
The white rose (9%)
The Full Monty (7%)
Other key features of South Yorkshire which just missed out on the top five include Sheffield steel, The Crucible and the Arctic Monkeys.
Lagos State Government says it plans to introduce new number plate for commercial vehicles in the state.
Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, the acting Commissioner for Transportation, disclosed while addressing journalists at the 2017 Ministerial briefing to mark Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode’s two years in office.
Elegushi said the new regime of commercial vehicle number plate would ensure clear identification of vehicles registered for commercial purposes.
“The state agencies like Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, Number Plate Production Agency and ministry of transportation will fine-tune the operations and issuance,” the commissioner said.
Elegushi noted that the development would bring a robust database for vehicles involved in commercial transportation to ensure safety of passengers.
The commissioner also said that the database would contain a body tag, to be fixed to the body of the vehicles for effective monitoring and redistributing of routes for businesses.
Elegushi said that about 5,000 commercial buses would be injected into the transport sector to ensure safety and spread of buses and to ease transportation challenges in the state.
“There will be introduction of uniforms for drivers and conductors to signpost a commencement of decency, discipline and quality service to the people of Lagos State.
“It is also to serve as a mode of identification and distinction between drivers and conductors,” he said.
How close a series of letters or numbers are to a real name of word: if the match quality is high (and the numbers and letters are very convincing in making a popular word), the value of the registration plate will be higher. This means that a match like 5IMON, for the name Simon, will be worth a lot more than a more obscure set of letters and numbers that are not as convincing a match, such as S17 MMM for the name Sam.
The style of the plate: this means establishing if it is a new-style plate, an older-style format or if it is dateless or Irish, for instance. Other options are that it is a prefix-style plate or a suffix-style plate. New-style number plates, which have been produced since 2001, tend to be the least valuable because they are a bit less appealing to some collectors, plus the rule about not having plates that are newer than your car can also come into play, putting people off from buying a newer-style plate for their older car. Prefix-style number plates, which were in production between 1983 and 2001 can be more popular as more vehicles are entitled to have those licence numbers, and they may have fewer characters in total. Suffix-style plates, issued from 1963 to 1983 are relatively rare, which means they can attract higher prices than prefix-style plates and newer designs. Dateless number plates, also known as cherished number plates, were produced between 1903 and 1963 and are nearly always the most valuable number plate configurations; they have fewer digits and their dateless nature means that people can hide the age of their car. Irish number plates are similar to dateless number plates, especially because they don’t have a year identifier. They also tend to be cheaper than other types of vehicle registration plates.
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