New registration plates system to start in 2001
12/06/1998 in NEWS
The S-registration will be introduced as normal on August 1 to be followed next March with the introduction of the twice-yearly plate change. That will see T-plates coming into effect on March 1, 1999, V on September 1, 1999, W on March 1, 2000, X on September 1, 2000 and Y on March 1, 2001.
From September the new registration plate will look like ABC 12 DE with the first three letters being random, the numbers ranging from 1 to 99 acting as the age identifier and the last two letters will indicate, with what the Government says is a more recognisable code, the areas where the vehicle was first registered. The regional identifier will see the country divided up into a number of geographical areas, each of which will have a letter.