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Euro Style number plates in the ACT

By jase! - 12 June 2009 33

I realise compared to the almost daily problems with cyclists in the ACT this is a pretty minor issue but i thought i would write a post about it anyway.

I recently bought a VW and figured that i would try and get euro style plates for it because it looks a bit odd with the regular plate in the Euro sized cut out. I then found out that the ACT and NT are the only states/territories where these plates are not available. I wrote to rus@act.gov.au and was informed that my name had been added to a list of people who had completed a survey to say there were interested in these plates. This seems like ACT government “consultation” at its best because I hadn’t seen anything about a survey in the time I have been here.

If there are other people out there interested in these size plates it might be worth dropping an email to the rus@act.gov.au email account and see what happens. For those who don’t know what these plates look like you can take a look here http://www.vicnumberplates.com.au/ShowCategoryPlates.aspx?CategoryId=82

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Euro Style number plates in the ACT
Holden Caulfield 1:52 pm 12 Jun 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

But Volkswagen comes from Germany.

Well, that depends on the model of car jase bought. It could well have come from Germany, but it could also have come from South Africa, Mexico or Spain (plus a few others to boot).

Holden Caulfield 1:50 pm 12 Jun 09

jase! said :

they already have someone making plastic plates for them, hell I could find someone to design the plate for them in their spare time, it isn’t rocket surgery.

I have a mock up of an ACT Euro plate at home. I’ll dig it up later tonight.

housebound 1:50 pm 12 Jun 09

Maybe the French farmers came from the Alsace/Elsass.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 1:42 pm 12 Jun 09

But Volkswagen comes from Germany.

This is getting really odd.

housebound 1:38 pm 12 Jun 09

Probably France, during the infamous orange farmers blockade.

jase! 1:27 pm 12 Jun 09

where the hell did fluro orange come from?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 12:59 pm 12 Jun 09

Because you can hassle them over breaching the Privacy Principles, and use this as leverage to get your silly flouro orange number plate.

jase! 12:57 pm 12 Jun 09

why would I have fun with that? all I am after is some plates that fit the front of the car properly

and world peace

James-T-Kirk 12:50 pm 12 Jun 09

” I wrote to rus@act.gov.au and was informed that my name had been added to a list of people who had completed a survey to say there were interested in these plates”

Hmmm – A couple of questions that come to mind:

1. Were you INFORMED that you would be participating in a survey prior to receiving an email from them indicating that you HAD participated in the survey?

2. Were you INFORMED that your personal information would be used in this way?

From the construct of this sentence (if this is what happened), then it looks like these turkeys have operated contrary to the privacy principles.

Have fun with that!

mad_kiwi 12:33 pm 12 Jun 09

a new business opportunity for the Hume Hilton ?

jase! 12:28 pm 12 Jun 09

they already have someone making plastic plates for them, hell I could find someone to design the plate for them in their spare time, it isn’t rocket surgery.

in the words of top gear. how hard can it be.

thanks for the petition HC

Holden Caulfield 12:09 pm 12 Jun 09
gargamel 11:51 am 12 Jun 09

You’ll be sure to be paying a hefty premium for them if they ever do come to Canberra mind you…

If you take a look at the NSW RTA site it appears there’s a fair few restrictions on the characters you can use with them. Dunno why – might be the same if they turn up here.

Holden Caulfield 11:48 am 12 Jun 09

jase I’ve been at them about this for a few years now. I’ve written to RUS (a few times) and Hargreaves. The usual responses are “we’re looking at it”, or “it’s under consideration”, or “we’re due to consider it again next year”.

Good luck!

Horrid 10:58 am 12 Jun 09

“I realise compared to the almost daily problems with cyclists in the ACT this is a pretty minor issue but i thought i would write a post about it anyway.”

But surely somehow it’s the cyclists fault? Everything else is, so this must be!

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