David Stuart

W0T UR PL8S SAY ABT Y0U

THE region's motorists are not short on wit, with BRBQLD and XUZEME two personalised plates you might see on vehicles cruising the Warwick streets.

Darling Downs and Maranoa motorists ordered 2141 plates during the 2013/2014 financial year.

Other plates ordered include HOG079 and RETIRE.

Queensland Vintage Vehicle Association president Graham Porter said about 30% of the club's 100 members in south-east Queensland had personalised plates.

He said many members used the plates to identify their car's model or the year it was made.

Mr Porter gave the example of three letters and three numbers combined to show the year a car was made, with the combination OOI908.

He said one car enthusiast used Roman numerals for the number 19 to show the year, with XIX30.

There are almost 700,000 personalised plates on vehicles cruising Queensland roads.

 

And more than 71,000 Queenslanders ordered them from Personalised Plates Queensland in the past financial year, with more Gold Coast motorists opting for individualised plates than any other area in Queensland.

The top selling plate state-wide was the design with a colour background or coloured numbers, or both, but the new Iconic Queensland and 3D plates also proved popular.

Although PPQ have had to pull out the stop sign for some all too imaginative motorists, with 14% of plate searches on ppq.com.au between April and September considered inappropriate.

The plate combinations were knocked back for being either obscene, promoting unsafe behaviour, or offensive to a religion, culture, nation, race, or a minority group.

Less than 1% of plates sold were cancelled for being unacceptable.

PPQ chose not to offer any examples of inappropriate plates.

 

FUNN1 PL8S

NUF5ED (Mackay)

GRU8 (Bundaberg)

ORSUM34 (Bundaberg)

NUD11 (Bundaberg)

MONEYM8 (Ipswich)

AUTO5 (Wide Bay)



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