Every year there are two sets of registration numbers released by the DVLA onto new vehicles and for every release there are some which are automatically omitted from the lists due to them being deemed offensive in some way or another.
With many thousands of letter and number combinations being introduced each year in the UK, there are certain to be many which could be misconstrued and to avoid the possibility of this occurring, the DVLA remove them from general circulation.
Indeed certain combinations are banned automatically such as ASS and SEX while other combinations are also restricted should they spell a rude word or suggest some overly political or religious undertones.
Some of this year’s omissions include the likes of DO19 POO, BU19 GRY and OR19 SMS.
A spokesman for the DVLA said:
“The vast majority of registration numbers are made available but the Agency holds back any combinations that may cause offence, embarrassment or are in poor taste.
“Many people enjoy displaying a personalised registration number and there are over 50 million registrations available on our website, https://dvlaregistrations.dvla.gov.uk, with almost endless possibilities of combinations to suit a person’s taste, interests, and budget with prices starting at just £250.”
Here is a list of some of the registration numbers which have been removed prior to general circulation in 2019:
S19 AGS, NO19 NCE, NO19 MUM, HU19 DCK, MM19 NGE, SH19 HOT, DO19 POO, EA19 DKS, LV19 NAL, CR19 MES, DR19 GGS, FR19 PLY, AS19 OLE, BU19 SHT, FE19 ATE, EA19 POO, NO19 BER, BO19 OCK, BA19 AGS
Here are some of the other registrations which have banned in recent years:
PU15SSY, PA12EDO, SC12OTM, DR12UNK, BU62GER, AR67OLE, HE12OIN, BA67ARD, MU12DER, DR12UGS, LE12ZER, CR12PLE, P15OFF, TE12ROR. Some registrations manage avoid the censor and make it into general circulation such as JH11HAD which was recently spotted in Wales