HomePersonalised Number PlatesPrivate Number Plates Jayne Henry February 13, 2013 Personalised Number Plates, Private Number Plates In the past as the number of mechanical vehicles on the road began to increase, and with that the added problem of increased accidents, there became a need to identify these vehicles. A number plate therefore became a means of identifying a vehicle so that if involved in an accident the authorities could identify and, if needed, find the perpetrator. Nowadays, however, number plates have taken on a whole new meaning, as well as being used to identify vehicles. A number plate can now be seen as a mark of social status, particularly if it is a Private Number Plate, which is exclusive to you. As people began to realise they could pick and choose what number they could have, within reason, the popularity began to increase and the demand for personalised registrations grew. If we look back to the very first number issued in 1903, A 1, Earl Russell wanted this mark so badly it has been said that he camped all night outside the building to secure it. It is probable therefore that Earl Russell invented the notion of craving a must have registration simply for social status. Private Number Plates are particularly popular among the rich and famous. Robbie Williams for example famously purchased S8 RRY for his Ferrari after leaving Take That, Ex footballer Vinnie Jones has 100 VJ and his wife Tanya has a similar number 99 TJ and even the Queen has a quite a few dateless numbers, notably A 7 which was one of the first numbers issued in 1903 on a first come first served basis. It is not just the rich and famous who can have access to the number plate of their dreams. If you have a nice car, a personalised number plate really can be the icing on the cake and you don’t have to spend thousands to achieve the one you are looking for. In modern times it is possible to get virtually any Private Number Plate you desire, so long as you have the budget and you fit the correct criteria. For example if your vehicle was registered in November 2008 you would not be able to place the mark AA62 SHA on your vehicle since by DVLA regulations you cannot make a registered vehicle appear younger. If all this seems confusing and you are not sure if the mark you are looking for is suitable for your vehicle why not give the team at Speedy Reg a call as this will save you time and effort and they will find you the perfect registration in no time at all. Perhaps you are purchasing a registration number as a gift for a family member or a friend. If you are not sure of the age of the vehicle and don’t want to take a chance on purchasing a dated registration then why not go for a dateless number, for example a LNZ number would be super for any Lyndsay. Again if you are not sure of the process Speedy Reg will help you through every stage of the transfer procedure and it really couldn’t be simpler. Don’t worry if this is a secret gift; the dedicated staff at Speedy Reg are always on hand to cater for your every need and will remove any notifications on the postal correspondence that may give the game away.