Custom Plates Coming?

Just received this in an email… haven’t asked the missus to check it, as she’s busy atm, but if I read it correctly, does this mean custom plates are coming with a 6 character alphanumeric range?

[quote]未來民眾的英文名字縮減或是企業簡稱、企業標章等,都可以刻印在車輛號牌上!交通部公路總局計畫推出個人化車牌,個人或企業可依喜好申請,不僅圖騰、英文縮寫都可自由規畫,就連車牌號碼也可自由選擇。交通部公路總局監理表示,個人化車牌將配合汽機車牌全面換發為反光防偽車牌時推行,預計最快下半年實施。

公路總局今年起取消車牌上方之台灣省、台北市及高雄市等中文名稱,公路總局評估後認為,車牌上空出的空間,可提供民眾規畫個人化名稱或圖案,民眾只要多付一些錢就可享受獨特無一的個人化車牌。受限於電腦系統設計,民眾申請個人化車牌的內容,暫時不開放中文,以英文字母及阿拉伯數字為主,民眾需額外支付的費用約數千元,依照內容的難易度計費。若是民眾或企業希望刻印企業識別系統或圖像,則因為必須開模套印,成本高,民眾必須支付較高的費用,預估開模費可能要台幣一、廿萬元。除了車牌上增加英文、數字或圖騰外,車牌的號碼也將開放民眾自編,目前自用小客車的前兩個英文字母,加上後四個阿拉伯數字的排列方式,將被打破,民眾可在六個號碼中,自由選定英文字母或阿拉伯數字的排列組合。

此外,不論是民眾或企業申請個人化車牌,或是特定車牌號碼,若是內容涉及公眾性且無專利權問題,公路總局將把該個人化車牌上網公告接受競標,避免民眾壟斷特定號牌。若是像特定企業識別系統或英文名稱縮寫,個人化車牌設計就不會被公開標售。公路總局指出,目前有許多車隊或企業團體表達希望申請個人化車牌的高度意願,將企業內所有車輛懸掛個人化車牌,在車輛滿街跑的同時,達到企業流動廣告的效益。美國和中國大陸皆已開放個人化車牌化,民眾及企業都歡迎,個人化車牌標售的費用又可以作為公益或增加政府收入,實為美事一樁。
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Yes. Yes it does. The Taipei city ones will go and be replaces with these.

Can I choose “B1GN0B” without them noticing ?

Last year a legislator called for a screening out of “insulting, ill-omened, or funny” English on license plates. And it’s going to be hard to write some things in English without 4 (as “for”). But maybe they’ll let us put the fours back in.

They point out “PIG” and “EGG” as inappropriate, but those letters are allowed on UK plates. They screen out any that spell names so they can sell them (D1ANA) and really rude ones (P3NIS) but who in Taiwan will screen out words like “SHYTE” ?

how about “INEED6”. with an NZ accent?

or IAMGOD, or IAMDOG if you prefer.

or the british classics FEKOFF, URACNT or NOBLKR?

americans can choose DIKWAD, SWETFA, CRUIZR, etc.

lots of scope for inventive turns of phrase. and how will they catch all the variants with poor english skills? employ a witty foreigner, or even someone like Sandman, for approval?

I just want “IAMX08” :laughing:

I’m pretty sure I can come up with multiple rude ones… they’re in my head atm…

actually, I have a real plate I want, but I won’t tell it till I have it :sunglasses:

I love numberplates, here are a couple of mine. People told me I couldn’t get “Nympho” but there it is. :slight_smile:
ps. It’s my wife’s car

Good job Supra. Now show us some pics of how they look with the water restrictions these days~ Thought about going to that topless carwash?

PS. Where’s your intro Supra?

[quote=“x08”]Good job Supra. Now show us some pics of how they look with the water restrictions these days~ Thought about going to that topless carwash?

PS. Where’s your intro Supra?[/quote]

Personally I think the topless carwash ($55 Aus) is good value. Of course she might not be that pretty ? And for $100 you get the full monty carwash. That would be so cool. (Bad pun intended) Wonder if I can take 4 friends and they chip in $20 each ?

And as for the introduction, it’s a long stretch from Taichung to Brisbane. Call me when you are a bit closer !

cheers
mark

Lol. A mysterious stranger-visitor to our forums~~ so he shall remain :stuck_out_tongue: Don’t think I’ll be heading back to Brissie anymore~ my folks have moved back to Melb, so Brissie has nothing for me anymore.