Over 300 Offensive Number Plates Banned by DVLA

With the 1st of September 67 Number Plate registrations plates about to be released, the DVLA has made the decision to ban over 300 offensive plates.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has designed to withhold them from going on sale as they are deemed to potentially be offensive.

Some of the banned plates include MU67 DER, NE67 ECT, OR67 SAM and AF67 HAN.

The DVLA say that it is important that the number plates they register do not cause upset or offence to those who see them. They did however admit that JH11HAD did slip through the net.

The agency looks for single out plates that look like offensive words.

A spokesman for the DVLA said: “The agency applies a clear policy of withholding potentially offensive registration numbers equally to normal issue series and those made available to purchase from our sales team.

“Such numbers are withheld if they are likely to cause offence or embarrassment to the general population in this country on the grounds of political, racial and religious sensitivities or simply because they are in poor taste when displayed correctly on a number plate.”