Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Avani Terraces - Greenway
Life is looking up

A look at the coming euro-style plates

By johnboy - 9 May 2012 47

euro plates

A lot of Canberrans have been jonesing for a very long time on euro style number plates.

Today we’ve seen a mockup of what the plates will look like.

We hear 1 July is going to be the start date.

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
47 Responses to
A look at the coming euro-style plates
gazket 11:08 pm 09 May 12

how are these people with European cars going to remember there numberplate when they can’t even remember to use their blinkers.

DrKoresh 10:43 pm 09 May 12

p1 said :

Makes sense if you own a car which has places specifically designed to hold numbers plates this shape. As usual it as only taken the ACT Gov’t a decade to provide something which was called for (and could have been provided in a fraction of the time).

Hear, hear! How dare Govco overlook this issue of vital relevance to 21st century living! >:0

Very Busy 9:20 pm 09 May 12

cranky said :

Remaking the plate that bit smaller runs the risk of attracting the interest of the plate police, resulting in Court time. Ask me how I know. As if our Rego inspectors didn’t have anything else to do.

Did it have the correct number? Could you read it from a distance? Yes. Could it have been made to deceive? No. But you didn’t buy it from a shopfront, and Govco missed out on the dollars you spent. So off to court we go.

Is it reflective?

helium 8:16 pm 09 May 12

noma said :

Looking at the number plate makes me wonder if it will make it harder to memorise number plates of people who do hit & run or involved in crime because all 6 characters are together. Isn’t that the same reason why mobile phone numbers are usually displayed in 3 lots, e.g. xxxx xxx xxx

Style and size great. I agree too many characters to remember and not clear, the first style is better. with Yxx nnx this gives 1,757,600 combinations, enough for Canberra ? remove a few for YUP 00H, YIP 15S, YOB OO0, etc, plenty !!

Also I am surprised that with the advent of P2P cameras (and more to come) that there hasn’t been a ACT.GOV Pty Ltd message about legible + clean + visible plates.

cranky 8:11 pm 09 May 12

No thought seems to have been applied to the (originally) sourced Japanese and American vehicles. Both countries standard plates are that bit smaller than the Australian standard 370 x 130mm plate, meaning our standard plates have to be trimmed or bent to fit the standard hole.

Remaking the plate that bit smaller runs the risk of attracting the interest of the plate police, resulting in Court time. Ask me how I know. As if our Rego inspectors didn’t have anything else to do.

Did it have the correct number? Could you read it from a distance? Yes. Could it have been made to deceive? No. But you didn’t buy it from a shopfront, and Govco missed out on the dollars you spent. So off to court we go.

Sorry. I do get pretty uptight about what I consider to be Govco maximising their return from the monopoly they hold.

Deckard 7:38 pm 09 May 12

dvaey said :

p1 said :

Makes sense if you own a car which has places specifically designed to hold numbers plates this shape. As usual it as only taken the ACT Gov’t a decade to provide something which was called for (and could have been provided in a fraction of the time).

How is this different to non-standard plates, other than the addition of another character? If you have an unusual car that needs a ‘number plate this shape’, then you simply fill in the form and pay the fee.

http://www.rego.act.gov.au/registrations/regononstandardplate.htm

*sigh*
They are a different shape. Longer and skinnier.

Diggety 7:35 pm 09 May 12

bikhet said :

I’ve never understood the desire for personalised plates, but I’m happy for them to make a voluntary contribution to general revenue.

+1

dvaey 5:48 pm 09 May 12

p1 said :

Makes sense if you own a car which has places specifically designed to hold numbers plates this shape. As usual it as only taken the ACT Gov’t a decade to provide something which was called for (and could have been provided in a fraction of the time).

How is this different to non-standard plates, other than the addition of another character? If you have an unusual car that needs a ‘number plate this shape’, then you simply fill in the form and pay the fee.

http://www.rego.act.gov.au/registrations/regononstandardplate.htm

noma 5:44 pm 09 May 12

Looking at the number plate makes me wonder if it will make it harder to memorise number plates of people who do hit & run or involved in crime because all 6 characters are together. Isn’t that the same reason why mobile phone numbers are usually displayed in 3 lots, e.g. xxxx xxx xxx

jase! 5:17 pm 09 May 12

finally, since buying my first car that would suit them (and looked terrible without them) I have been agitating for them to be introduced. I received an email from Barr last month saying they were on the way but still wasn’t holding my breath

Holden Caulfield 5:07 pm 09 May 12

Roundhead89 said :

Wow! All those letters and emails worked.

I’ve sent a few over the years, including to Road User Services and the relevant MLAs, but gave up about 5 years ago, haha.

JC 5:03 pm 09 May 12

bikhet said :

I’ve never understood the desire for personalised plates, but I’m happy for them to make a voluntary contribution to general revenue. Will these cost any more than an ordinary plate?

These plates aren’t really personalised, just a different style. Have no doubt you could get them personalised and sure as s*** they will cost more than normal.

p1 4:42 pm 09 May 12

Makes sense if you own a car which has places specifically designed to hold numbers plates this shape. As usual it as only taken the ACT Gov’t a decade to provide something which was called for (and could have been provided in a fraction of the time).

Roundhead89 4:27 pm 09 May 12

Wow! All those letters and emails worked.

bikhet 4:26 pm 09 May 12

I’ve never understood the desire for personalised plates, but I’m happy for them to make a voluntary contribution to general revenue. Will these cost any more than an ordinary plate?

1 2 3 4

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site