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WATCH | European number plates explained

2019-08-27 08:40
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Every country has its own set of rules that dictate the format of a car's number plate. 

European country's have their own designations when it comes to vehicle licence plates.

Germany - On German plates, the first 1-3 letters signify the registration region. The following letters and numbers are random and the stickers specify a legal plate.

Italy - The Italian format is two letters three numbers and two more letters, with a blue band either side.Combinations are random and the optional band on the right indicates its region.

France - France uses the same "two-letter three-number, two-letter" format as Italy.

Spain - In Spain, four numbers are followed by three letters, which rotate in sequence. For example, after 9999 BBB is registered, it would be followed by 0000 BBC

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