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Thailand gives green light to personalised car registration plates - road safety fund to benefit

 

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The cabinet has given the go ahead for a plan to allow people to personalize their car number plates with their names and numbers. 

 

And road safety could benefit as a result.

 

Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree gave outline details of the plan yesterday saying that full details will be announced by the Department of Land Transport in due course.

 

People will be allowed to have a combination of at least two Thai letters or letters and vowels and tone marks along with numbers.

 

In their picture Daily News went with an example on an Audi of "OLE 1234" in Thai letters of course. Maybe they were referring to the Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer!

 

The personalized plates will be subject to bidding and money accrued as a result will go towards a fund for the promotion of road safety. 

 

Traisuree gave as an example her idea of a plate:TRAISUREE 1 SISAKET (this perhaps referring to her home province that would contain less letters in Thai than English).

 

Daily News did not report if there was an upper limit on the number of letters or numerals though it would seem there must be.

 

Thaivisa notes that it will be interesting to see what effect the cabinet decision has on the "cherished" number plate market that can see millions of baht paid for popular or auspicious numbers. 

 

In some jurisdictions the DLT hold events to bid for the most popular number and letter combinations.

 

If people can simply choose what they want this might be affected. 

 

Sometimes numbers with letters like "Sor Sor" that means "MP" in Thai can change hands for more than the value of even expensive cars. 

 

Years ago a number plate that spelled out PORN 8888 (porn being the Thai word for blessing) was advertised. 

 

No price was mentioned indicating that such an auspicious number would be extremely expensive.

 

In more recent years the number 9 or multiples of that have been highly prized due to the respect for the previous king, Rama 9. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

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33 minutes ago, webfact said:

And road safety could benefit as a result

Can somebody/ anybody explain to me how road safety is going to benefit?

What a priceless, totally useless thing to say.

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51 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Can somebody/ anybody explain to me how road safety is going to benefit?

What a priceless, totally useless thing to say.

Lower in the article:

"The personalized plates will be subject to bidding and money accrued as a result will go towards a fund for the promotion of road safety"

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1 hour ago, colinneil said:

Can somebody/ anybody explain to me how road safety is going to benefit?

What a priceless, totally useless thing to say.

 

Road safety fund = X

Personalized registration plate fund = Y

Some of Y goes into X which gives the road safety dept more to spend on promoting road safety.
 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

In their picture Daily News went with an example on an Audi of "OLE 1234" in Thai letters of course. Maybe they were referring to the Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer!

Sad. What's C I T Y or P E P in Thai letters?

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4 minutes ago, maxpower said:

 

Road safety fund = X

Personalized registration plate fund = Y

Some of Y goes into X which gives the road safety dept more to spend on promoting road safety.
 

Road safety benefits by avin more cctv cameras to catch law breakers......(IF THEY WORK....the cameras that is)

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2 minutes ago, tinca tinca said:

Road safety benefits by avin more cctv cameras to catch law breakers......(IF THEY WORK....the cameras that is)

 

Road safety fund = X

Personalized registration plate fund = Y

 

Some of Y goes towards installing more CCTV cameras to catch law breakers.

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1 hour ago, colinneil said:

Can somebody/ anybody explain to me how road safety is going to benefit?

What a priceless, totally useless thing to say.

Dead easy. Lucky number = impervious to accidents. Surprised you had to ask.

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27 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

Personal plate of    YOUR TO CLOSE

Yes, with a window sticker near it

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"If you can Read This image.png.680b04a8a6015be77cfd1715787f6093.png 

 

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12 minutes ago, tifino said:

Yes, with a window sticker near it

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"If you can Read This image.png.680b04a8a6015be77cfd1715787f6093.png 

 

Or as I saw once in the US on the back of a jeep driven by a hot blonde..

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All theses schemes have one thing in coming, be it ‘attract tourists’ or ‘special visa’ etc...

 

They all involve ‘getting more money’...

 

Its as if someone in a meeting sparks up & announces ‘hey if we do this, 1 million people will go for it & we’ll make this much money’... everyone involved in the decision rubs their hands together at the thought of their cut !!! 

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25 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

That was Fiona Richmond's registration years ago.

....and Steve Parrish the ex motorcycle racer. He was actually taken to court for altering the '5' to look more like an 's'.

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13 minutes ago, edwinchester said:

....and Steve Parrish the ex motorcycle racer. He was actually taken to court for altering the '5' to look more like an 's'.

yet if everyone saw a numberplate as 'SSS' 

 - it would still raise a laugh or 555 😄 

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Haven't the majority of those who would be the least bit interested got big enough ego's  already, at least they won't have to ask "don't you know who I am"

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5 minutes ago, Artisi said:

Haven't the majority of those who would be the least bit interested got big enough ego's  already, at least they won't have to ask "don't you know who I am"

They must all be suffering from amnesia, having to ask such a question in the first place.

If only they kept their ID card to hand, they could refer to it quickly and jog their hopeless memory.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

PORN 8888 (porn being the Thai word for blessing) was advertised

 

I thought it was a betting shop to temporarily weigh in your jewellery and get stuffed up paying the interest on .. 

Ooh err .. hang on I've got the wrong pawn .. 

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