A look at the coming euro-style plates

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.


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Overheard Overheard 3:04 pm 11 May 12

davo101 said :

Overheard said :

Ha! In smaller view, the bottom one looks like it’s got a ‘little weed’ on the logo part! Noice!!

Not sure what effect Wahlenbergia gloriosa will have but give it a go.

After four weeks of fighting off an insidious chest infection, I’ve been huffing a pot pourri bag infused with lavender, but it does have a quality about it that looks like it could be rolled into a spl………. Nothing to see here, moving on.

Anyway, back to number plates. Bigger than big who cares. If you feel like expressing yourself, decorate the car itself FFS. I’ve got a new Overheard van and am planning on giving a stack of paint pots to my teenage daughter and let her go mural on its various surfaces. Why the frack would you want to have some sort of artisitic designs on a number plate? Beggars belief.

davo101 davo101 2:01 pm 11 May 12

Overheard said :

Ha! In smaller view, the bottom one looks like it’s got a ‘little weed’ on the logo part! Noice!!

Not sure what effect Wahlenbergia gloriosa will have but give it a go.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:15 pm 11 May 12

johnboy said :

Can’t reveal my sources on this one HC.

Fair enough. If the info you’ve heard is solid then there’s not too long to wait.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:07 am 11 May 12

JB, there’s still nothing regarding these on the rego.act.gov.au website. Where did you get these images and info from? I’m keen to try and find pricing details.

Overheard Overheard 11:06 am 11 May 12

Ha! In smaller view, the bottom one looks like it’s got a ‘little weed’ on the logo part! Noice!!

Overheard Overheard 11:05 am 11 May 12

I-filed said :

First-world problem or what!

Agreed. Of all the myriad problems to start little simmering some stomach acid about, this is surely the most prominent non-issue of our times.

I might have mentioned this before, but when the gubmint realised they were going to run out of the Alpha-alpha-alpha [space] number-number-number series, they went out for public consultation on what format to use.

To which I didn’t bother responding, because that would have been to give a breath of oxygen to an issue that deserved a resounding, ‘Who gives a monkey’s? Just do it and farnarkling tell us when you’ve done it!’

#facepalm

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 10:58 am 11 May 12

Holden Caulfield said :

Gungahlin Al said :

Woah. People have a hard enough time remembering 6 characters/numbers as the perpetrator speeds away from the scene. With 7, the police might as well just scratch that question off their incident reports.

Given the standard Euro plates will most likely all start with “A” (in line with the matching initial letters used by other states) I don’t think it’s going to be such a problem.

Right – gotcha.

LadyxBec LadyxBec 9:55 am 11 May 12

Primal said :

Queensland lets you have Hello Kitty numberplates.

Where are our ‘Feel the Power of Hello Kitty’ numberplates, I ask you???

BimboGeek said :

I WANT A HELLO KITTY NUMBER PLATE!!!!!!!!!!!! ZOMG!!!!!

Seriously considering using my parent’s QLD address so I have have Hello Kitty numberplates. Plus they’re less than $500, which is a far better deal than the ACT.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:29 am 11 May 12

Gungahlin Al said :

Woah. People have a hard enough time remembering 6 characters/numbers as the perpetrator speeds away from the scene. With 7, the police might as well just scratch that question off their incident reports.

Given the standard Euro plates will most likely all start with “A” (in line with the matching initial letters used by other states) I don’t think it’s going to be such a problem.

BimboGeek BimboGeek 1:00 am 11 May 12

I WANT A HELLO KITTY NUMBER PLATE!!!!!!!!!!!! ZOMG!!!!!

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 10:19 pm 10 May 12

Woah. People have a hard enough time remembering 6 characters/numbers as the perpetrator speeds away from the scene. With 7, the police might as well just scratch that question off their incident reports.

Primal Primal 9:52 pm 10 May 12

Queensland lets you have Hello Kitty numberplates.

Where are our ‘Feel the Power of Hello Kitty’ numberplates, I ask you???

milkman milkman 8:25 pm 10 May 12

MASTAB8

BimboGeek BimboGeek 5:29 pm 10 May 12

My cute little Japanese car looks great with standard ACT plates. My boyfriend’s European car looks great with the custom plates he picked.

I don’t think it matters either way but I would like to thank the custom plate buyers for their contribution to the services we all enjoy.

G-Fresh G-Fresh 4:21 pm 10 May 12

Very Busy said :

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?

Reflective of……. ???

SnapperJack SnapperJack 3:33 pm 10 May 12

The black and white one will look nice on my Barina.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:08 pm 10 May 12

drfelonious said :

Watto so sorry to have diverted you from your crusade to end world poverty.

I hope you are back at the grindstone soon.

Bit harsh? Don’t think watto was criticising these new plates which will, undoubtedly, bring peace and enlightenment to all third world countries.

And that’s why I’ll be considering them for all my cars. Because I care. 😛

drfelonious drfelonious 2:50 pm 10 May 12

Watto so sorry to have diverted you from your crusade to end world poverty.

I hope you are back at the grindstone soon.

watto23 watto23 2:31 pm 10 May 12

I’m amazed at what people get upset with on RA. Actually I shouldn’t, I’ve heard many a rant around town at things which I consider well above first world problems and more about they have a personal problem and why doesn’t everyone agree.

Most likely these plates will cost the same or more, the government are not handing anything out for free, if your car has a sport for a euro sized number plate, then I can see why. Its kind of like wanting to wear clothes that fit nicely.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:25 pm 10 May 12

I-filed said :

First-world problem or what!

You’re welcome to forgo the luxuries of life Canberra and Australia offers and choose to live in third world conditions if you like. 😉

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