The new 2019 DVLA number plates have been released, which signify a new year of registrations.
Two sets of registration plates are introduced in Britain each year on March 1st and September 1st and are marked by different age identifiers.
Each year when new registration numbers are introduced there are a list of registrations that are automatically restricted.
The reason for this is because the plates could be deemed to be offensive or inappropriate.
With so many thousands of plates being introduced in the UK every year, there are combinations of letters or numbers which could be misconstrued.
To avoid the possibility of this happening, the DVLA will remove them from circulation.
Certain combinations of letters are automatically banned every single year, for example, words such as SEX and ASS will be omitted removed.
Other four letter combinations such as B** UMS and FA** RTS are similarly whittled out to help prevent any offence being made.
Another that can also be banned is a rude word or something religious or overly political.
Some examples of omissions that were made this year include registrations such as OR19 SMS or BU19 GRY and DO19 POO have been omitted.
A DVLA Spokesperson 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 are a few examples of the 19-plate registration which have been removed this year.
BA19 AGS, BO19 OCK, NO19 BER, EA19 POO, FE19 ATE, BU19 SHT, AS19 OLE, FR19 PLY, DR19 GGS, CR19 MES, LV19 NAL, EA19 DKS, DO19 POO, SH19 HOT, MM19 NGE, HU19 DCK, NO19 MUM, NO19 NCE, *S19 AGS.
As number plates are banned every year, here are some of the plates that have been banned in recent years: BU62GER, SC12OTM, PU15SSY, DR12UNK, AR67 OLE, LE61ESS, AB13ORT, PA12EDO, LU61FER, HE12OIN, BA67 ARD, ST12OKE, P15OFF, JE12KOF, TE12ROR, MA12TYR, PR15SON, DO67 GER, CR12PLE, MU12DER, SH12HED, NA12ZEE, AS62OLE, PE12VRT, DR12UGS, TO62SER, RU13BUM, FF12TUS, KO12AAN, LE12ZER.
Some plates occasionally make it into circulation such as an example from 2017 when the plate JH11 HAD was spotted in South Wales.
2019 ’19’ number plates will enter circulation on March 1, 2019, and will be applied to new cars until August 31, 2019