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There are many types of car registration plate, main of which include a location and year identifier for when and where the mark was first registered. Some others more cherished plates are dateless meaning that they can be applied to any vehicle regardless of its age.
Current/ New styleNew style
Current registration plates, also referred to “new style registrations”, were introduced in September 2001. These number plates identify the year of issuance with a number. For example, 01 = Mar 2001, the first month of issuance.
Prefix number plates were lauched in 1983, and contain a letter at the beginning of the registration to indicate the year in which the vehile was registered. Foe example, A = August 1983, the first month of issuance.
Suffix number plates were introduced in 1963, and contain three letters and three numbers. The last letter indicates the year in which the vehicle was registrered, for example, A = August 1963.
Dateless number plates can be used vehicle regardless of age. Often a prized collectors item owing to its rarity, a dateless reg plate contains a combinationof 1,2 or 3 numbers/letters. For example, A1, 123 A, or 123 ABC.