Number Plates News
Number Plate News - April 2012
02 April 2012
Bristol businessman Imran Ahmed has acquired his perfect personal number, BR12 TOL. The registration will be the closest possible match for his hometown until the '15' plates are issued in 2015, which should up throw up BR15 TOL.
30-year-old Imran is a manger at Bristol Blue Customs, which specialises in custom vinyl wrappings for cars. "It's a great number plate for people in Bristol," he says, and has great faith in its intrinsic value, should he ever wish to sell it on.
Police in Maryland, USA got more than they bargained for when they apprehended a black Lamborghini sporting the number plate 'BATMAN'. Instead of the usual joker [Sorry! - Ed.] with a disregard for the rules, out stepped the caped crusader himself.
After further investigation, however, the driver was identified as Lenny B Robinson, a professional Batman impersonator, who wanted to surprise sick children at a charity function. Police let him off with a warning.
The government are planning to delegate the responsibility of policing untaxed and uninsured vehicles to the the operators of petrol stations.
The scheme would involve plate recognition cameras which would check details on the central database before allowing motorists to fill up.
But petrol retailers have some serious concerns about the proposals. Some fear that they will lead to conflict with staff. As Brian Madderson of RMI Petrol says, "Our cashiers are not law enforcers.”