The DVLA are not known for their sense of humour, and just to confirm it, they have banned 400 of the new 68 registrations. The new banned combinations have been added to a list of plates that drivers should never be allowed to get, including any that end with the three letters ARS or DAM.
Decisions on which plates are too offensive for the roads are made at a meeting held twice a year, before each bi-annual plate change. The 68 saw so many issues due to the ‘6’ that can represent B, G, C or S – while the 8 can also double up as a B.
Responding to a Freedom of Information request submitted by the Press Association, the DVLA revealed the 436 banned plates include **68 OMB, *A68 USE, BA68 TAD and OR68 ASM.
MY68 DCK, NO68 EAD and SH68 AGR are also among the no-go plates.
Other banned plates include those with references to Brexit (EU68 BAD), the KKK (UK68 KKK) and drugs (DR68 GGS).
The DVLA’s income from selling personalised registrations reached £111 million in the past financial year.
The DVLA also has the power to force drivers to hand back number plates if one is found to have slipped through the net.
Some of the ’68’ number plates banned by the DVLA:
Here are some number plates that are always banned: