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Personalised licence plates about to be legalised

There will be no personalised number plates

Discussion at the House transport committee of a bill allowing car owners to acquire personalised licence plates has been completed and is to be sent to the plenum to vote, it was reported on Saturday.

According to media reports, the bill provides that car owners will have the possibility to acquire personalised licence plates through auction.

The owner of such a plate will be allowed to use it on his or her vehicle or sell it to another person following approval by the authorities.

The licence plates will have to be the same size as conventional ones and bear up to eight digits – numbers and letters – the report said, but they will not be mixed up, so that they are easy to read.

The measure is aimed at increasing the transport ministry funds through the purchase of these licence plates.

Toward that end, Transport Minister Marios Demetriades issued a decree last year giving the opportunity to owners of unregistered vehicles to either bid on or directly choose and buy online the numbers of their licence plates for €100. The bid and purchase concerned numbers only.

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