NAUGHTY number plates can, at times, slip past DVLA authorities and cause outrage on the road – so, what kind of funny combinations exist, and what do they say?
Twice a year when number plates change with new registrations, the DVLA releases a list of those deemed unacceptable – and here are just a few we spotted.
How can you buy rude number plates?
Most of the time, the DVLA successfully eradicates any plates that may shock or offend the British public.
But every now and then, one slips through the net.
It is these elusive plates that attract the attention of re-sellers like online dealer, National Numbers.
While they may possess the largest number plate database in the UK with millions of conventional registrations, the website also holds some of the most hilarious and outrageous licence plates DVLA-approved to roam Britain’s roads.
What are the most outrageous – yet legal – number plates?
TTII TTS – £8,499
F4 KKA- £16,800
69O MY – £6,999
PUII HER – £3,499
OR64 SAM – £40,000
OO04 OOK – £10,472
I5 EXY – £95,000
B4I FKU – £9,999
MRI3 UTT – £495,000
PEN 15 – £110,000
According to a Freedom of Information request submitted by Wales Online, these number plates are among tens found to have been banned in 2021, which coincide with the new “71” number plate being launched in September.
How much do Britain’s rudest number plates cost?
Formerly the most outrageous number plate in Britain, the infamous CUII NNT registration has been banned.
Despite resembling one of the most explicit words in the English language, the licence plate slipped through the DVLA prohibited list in 2016, and was given a value of £6,000.
Private number plate suppliers Absolute Reg put the plate on the market in early 2017.
However according to the DVLA, it has now been removed from circulation.