Thursday, October 28, 2021

But the South Korean number plate’s really mad

Image copyright Official pictures Image caption Nigel Farage was first to apply for a no.20 plate in 2016 but found out it was invalid after returning to the UK

A sticker for the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea that says “Game on!”, “2018” and “Shame, Shame,” on one side, and “British number plate”, and “National selector” on the other, is no longer valid in other countries.

The sticker, designed for the 2022 Asian Winter Games in Beijing, is the same size as the UK registration plate and can be registered to a vehicle registered in the UK.

UK law says all number plates are valid in the UK and its territories and possessions, including Singapore, Singapore, Dubai, Brunei and Hong Kong.

However, the new rules mean the “national selector” sticker must be copied back to show the other side.

Critics have dismissed the requirements as “madness” and believe they will be “a bit awkward” for driving around in certain countries.

It was already set to cause problems for the odd 21 plate which lists “UK 1”, “UK 1 2”, “UK 4” and “UK 4 2”.

British number plate number stickers are big business with a large variety sold worldwide, including in a limited edition by Ukip’s former leader Nigel Farage.

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