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Banned DVLA Number Plates

With the new ‘68 number plates, already over 400 combinations have been banned by the DVLA to stop naughty drivers offending other road users!

The list of banned number plates is put together by the DVLA after new plates are released in March and September, with any being interpreted as offensive are banned.

Those making the list so far this month range from insults and swear words to those spelling out sex acts and racist slurs.

Included in DVLA’s list are number plates like BL68 JOB, OR68 ASM, SH68 ERS, FA68 NNY, DO68 GER, MU68 GER as well as MY68 COX, MY68 MUF and MY68 NOB.

Others letters that earn a place in the list each year are plates with ASS, BUM or SEX at the end, with combinations such as SL** UTS, TO**SER and BO** SOM also banned.

Also, the DVLA ban number plates which spell out "suck d***", "b******", "dog s***" and "f*** off".

Some number plates which the DVLA thinks collectors may be interested in are auctioned, with over £160 million reportedly being raised by selling personalised number plates last year.

A DVLA spokesman said: “Many people enjoy displaying a personalised number plate and there are over 50 million registrations available on our dvla website

“The vast majority of registration numbers are made available but the DVLA holds back any combinations that may cause offence, embarrassment or are in poor taste.”

If you want to view number plates with words which may have slipped the dvla net, CarReg have a "gimmick number plates" page which give ideas about novelty plates. For more information about DVLA, please visit our DVLA Number Plates page.