Monday, February 19, 2018

Which series are currently being issued? (19 February 2018)

Cars: 1-TUU-6**
(19 February 2018, 10.35 p.m.)

Series issued today: TUU

Cars, square format: 1-DYG 12*; cars, small format: 1-AZU 81*

Dealers: 1-ZBC-757; square format: 1-ZRA 027

Road tests: 1-ZZV-619; square format: 1-ZXA 054

Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 512

Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 386

Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-286; square format: 1-ZUZ 001

Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-581; square format: 1-ZZQ 003 

Index letters

CD: Corps Diplomatique

Cars: CD-AS-66*; square format: CD-YA 198; small format: CD-ZA 077

Motorcycles: CD-MA 096

G: agricultural vehicles

Tractor plates: G-LCD-205; square format: G-LXK 809; small format: G-LZE 010

M: motorcycles

Small format: M-APY 3**

O: oldtimers

Cars: O-ADU-78*; square format: O-AYL 859; small format: O-AZJ 897
[NEW DEVELOPMENT: Small format plates: issuance seemed to be stuck again, just like between 7 and 12 July 2017, but then I found out that O-BZA plates now being issued, just like in July! So it skippped straight from O-AZH 500 to O-BZA 001 on 7 July 2017 and reached O-BZA 072 on 12 July 2017, before going back to O-AZH 501 and following, until O-AZH 999 on 5 September 2017. Then issuance jumped forward to O-BZA 073 and continued up to O-BZA 100 on 7 September. Issuance was stuck until 12 September and resumed as of O-AZJ 001.]

Motorcycles: O-MAL 563

Trailers: O-QAA-181; square format: O-QYA 044; small format: O-QZA 003

Scooters, A Class: OSAB 443

Scooters, B Class: OSBF 458

Scooters, Micro cars: OSUA 103

Q: trailers

Long format: Q-AGB-6**; square format: Q-AYE-105; small format: Q-AZA 049

S: scooters

A Class: SAFY 49*

B Class: SBHV 04*

Pedelecs: SPAJ 124

Micro cars: SUAL 791
[Issuance seemed to be stuck since 14 November 2017, but actually it reached SUAL 743, then went back to SUAJ 001 on 15 November 2017: plates ranging from SUAJ 001 to 500 had been skipped on 21 December 2016 for an unknown reason! However, issuance reached SUAJ 280 on 28 December 2017, then went back to SUAL 744 and continued up to SUAL 753 on 2 January 2018, only to start again at SUAJ 281!!! This is unbelievable! :( SUAJ 500 was eventually issued on 13 February 2018, closing the gap.]

Dealers: SZAA 023 [micro format]
(S-ZAA 002 registered on 11 May 2015; S-ZAA 003 registered on 10 March 2016; S-ZAA 004 registered on 25 April 2016; S-ZAA 005 registered on 04 August 2016; S-ZAA 006 registered on 10 November 2016; S-ZAA 007 registered on 9 January 2017; S-ZAA 008 registered on 20 January 2017; S-ZAA 009 registered on 31 January 2017; S-ZAA-010 issued on 10 February 2017, S-ZAA 011 issued on 4 April 2017; S-ZAA 012 issued on 18 August 2017; S-ZAA 013 issued on 12 October 2017; S-ZAA 014 issued on 25 October 2017; SZAA 015 issued on 24 November 2017; SZAA 016 issued on 7 December 2017)

Test plates: SZZA 077 (S-ZZA 001 registered on 9 March 2015; S-ZZA 002 registered on 02 August 2016; S-ZZA 003 registered on 14 December 2016; S-ZZA 004 registered on 2 February 2017; S-ZZA 005 registered on 28 February 2017; S-ZZA 006 registered on 28 February 2017; S-ZAA 007 issued on 6 April 2017; Z-ZZA 008 issued on 7 April 2017; S-ZZA 009 issued on 12 April 2017; S-ZZA 010 issued on 21 April 2017; S-ZZA 011 issued on 27 April 2017; S-ZZA 012 issued on 27 April 2017; S-ZZA 013 registered on 3 May 2017; S-ZZA 014 registered on 8 May 2017; S-ZZA 015 registered on 16 May 2017; S-ZZA 016 registered on 6 June 2017; S-ZZA 017 registered on 6 June 2017; S-ZZA 018 registered on 13 June 2017; S-ZZA 019 registered on 6 July 2017; S-ZZA 020 registered on 6 July 2017; S-ZZA 021 registered on 31 July 2017; S-ZZA 022 registered on 8 August 2017; S-ZZA 023 registered on 8 August 2017, S-ZZA 024 registered on 8 August 2017; S-ZZA 025 registered on 8 August 2017; S-ZZA 026 registered on 8 August 2017; S-ZZA 027 registered on 10 August 2017; S-ZZA 028 registered on 10 August 2017; S-ZZA 029 registered on 10 August 2017; S-ZZA 030 registered on 10 August 2017; S-ZZA 031 registered on 15 September 2017; S-ZZA 032 registered on 15 September 2017; S-ZZA 033 and S-ZZA 034 issued on 16 October 2017; S-ZZA 035 and S-ZZA 036 issued on 25 October 2017; SZZA 037 issued on 8 November 2017; SZZA 038 to 043 issued on 9 November 2017; SZZA 044 issued on 10 November 2017; SZZA 045 and 046 issued on 14 November 2017; SZZA 047 and 048 issued on 22 November 2017; SZZA 049 issued on 23 November 2017; SZZA 050 and 051 issued on 24 November 2017; SZAA 052 issued on 8 December 2017; SZZA 053 issued on 12 December 2017; SZZA 054 issued on 14 December 2017; SZZA 055 issued on 17 December 2017; SZZA 056 to 058 issued on 18 December 2017; SZZA 059 issued on 19 December 2017) [micro format]

(For some (illogical) reason, scooter dealers do not get plates in the same style as other dealers, e.g. 1-ZSA-001 or 1-ZZS-001…)

T: paid transportation services

Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAG-237; square format: T-LYA 023; small format: T-LZA 049

Taxis: T-XAD-886; square format: T-XYA 003; small format: T-XZA 005

W: temporary plates ('World')

Cars: WA-17-CGD (total: 1,390 plates) [Skipped (18): AAP, AAS, AEL, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS, BEB, BIT, BOM, BOY, BSP, BUB, BWP, CAP, CDF, CDH, CDV; AY*, AZ*, BY*, BZ*]; small format: WA-17-AZB (total: 2 plates)

Motorcycles: WM-17 AAO (total: 15 plates)

Trailers: WQ-17-AAA (total: 1 plate)

Scooters, A Class: WS-17 AAA (total: 1 plate)

Cars: WA-18-ANA (total: 332 plates) [Skipped (7): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ALI] [First plate issued on 18 July 2017.]; square format: WA-18-AYA (total: 1 plate [First plate issued on 17 October 2017); small format: WA-18 AZA (total: 1 plate)

Motorcycles: WM-18-AAE (total: 5 plates) [First plate issued on 7 August 2017]  

Scooters, B Class: WS-18 BAA (total: 1 plate) [First plate issued on 29 September 2017]

X: export plates ('eXport') 

Cars: XA-17-UBV (total: 13,159 plates) (issuance ended on 1 December 2017) [Skipped (97): AAP, AAS, AEL, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS, BEB, BIT, BOM, BOY, BSP, BUB, BWP, CAP, CDF, CDH, CDV, CON, CSP, CUB, CUL, CUT, CVP, DCD, DIK, DOM, FAG, FAT, FDF, FNB, FOK, FOL, FUC, FUK, GAT, GAY, GEK, GOD, HIV, HOL, III, JEK, KAK, KKQ, KUL, KUT, LAF, LDD, LSP, LUL, MAS, MCC, MDP, MOR, MOU, MST, NIC, NIK, NIQ, NVA, PDB, PDO, PET, PFF, PII, PIK, PIN, PIO, PIP, PIS, PJU, PKK, POT, PRL, PSB, PSC, PSL, PTB, PUE, PUT, PVV, PYK, PYN, PYP, PYS, QQQ, ROM, RPW, RWF, SEX, SOA, SOT, SPA, SUL, TET, TIT, TUE [next: probably none because XA-17 will soon stop being issued]; AY*, AZ*, BY*, BZ*, CY*, CZ*, DY*, DZ*, EY*, EZ*, FY*, FZ*] [surprisingly GY*, GZ*, HY*, HZ*, I**, JY* and JZ* combinations were issued, unlike the previous *Y* and *Z* combinations and what happened for XA-16-*** plates…]; square format: XA-17-AYC (total: 3 plates [1st issued on 28 July 2017]); small format: XA-17-AZC (total: 3 plates)

Motorcycles: XM-17 ABW (total: 47 plates) [Skipped (2): AAP, AAS]

Trailers: XQ-17-APT (total: 404 plates) [Skipped (6): AAP, AAS, AEL, ALA, ALI, ANE]

Export scooter plates [none yet; coding: XS-17-***] 

Cars: XA-18-EOM (total: 2,950 plates) [Skipped (31): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS, BEB, BIT, BOM, BOY, BSP, BUB, BWP, CAP, CDF, CDH, CDV, CON, CSP, CUB, CUL, CUT, CVP, DCD, DIK, DOM, EII, EIO; AY*, AZ*, BY*, BZ*] [First plate issued on 19 October 2017]; square format: XA-18 AYA (total: 1 plate) [First plate issued on 17 January 2018]

Motorcycles: XM-18-AAB (total: 2 plates) [Skipped (0)] [First plate issued on 21 December 2017]

Trailers: XQ-18-ADN (total: 90 plates) [Skipped (2): AAP, AAS] [First plate issued on 4 December 2017]

[Y: technical verifications (upcoming)]

[Z: dealers (upcoming)]

Most recent plate spotted by myself: 1-TUK-*** (spotted on 18 February 2018) 


Estimates for the next days (ordinary cars):

Tuesday 20 February: TUU, TUV, TUW, TUX, TUY* 
Wednesday 21 February: TUZ, TVA, TVB, TVC* 
Thursday 22 February: TVD, TVE, TVF, TVG* 
Friday 23 February: TVH, TVJ, TVK* 
Saturday 24 February: TVL* 
Sunday 25 February: TVL*

* Unless the DIV unexpectedly goes back to skipped JB*, JC*, JD*, LJ* or TL* series (see the reasons below) — or even skipped 1-H** to 1-S** series with the letters M, Q and W!
[The letters I and O are no longer used, except for vanity plates. The letters M, Q and W were restricted for several years, but are now being used.] 
[Next skipped series: TUE ('[he/she] kills', 'kill' [imperative] in French)]
[1-TX* plates will be skipped because they were previously used or reserved for taxis; 1-TY* and 1-TZ* series might be issued if yet another mistake has been made. 1-U** and 1-W** series might be skipped because they were originally reserved for trailers and motorcycles, respectively…]

Some problems occurred:
– plates ranging from 1-JBA-201 up to 1-JBZ-999 were skipped. Then, plates ranging from 1-JCA-001 up to 1-JCB-201 were issued, before plates ranging from 1-JCB-202 to 1-JDZ-999 were skipped as well for an unknown reason. The issuance of registration numbers resumed at 1-JEA-001.
– plates ranging from 1-LJA-001 to 1-LJH-999 were also skipped for no reason. 
– plates ranging from 1-TLM-904 up to 1-TMA-011 were skipped on 7 December for no reason. 
– plates ranging from 1-TRS-004 up to 1-TRW-007 were skipped on 24 January for no reason.
[Issuance reached 1-TSX-347, then went back to combinations skipped on 24 January 2018, starting from 1-TRS-004 up to 1-TRW-007, then back from 1-TSX-348] 
It appears that these plates were simply not made because they have never been ordered to the plate maker in the first place. One can assume that a mistake occurred at the level of orders, i.e. at bpost level.


2017 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2017 at 11.59 p.m.):
  • Cars: 1-TNU-698; square format: 1-DYE 963; small format: 1-AZU 496
  • Motorcycles: M-APP 615
  • Trailers: Q-AFV-312; square format: Q-AYD 916; small format: Q-AZA 045
  • Oldtimer cars: O-ADS-555; square format: O-AYL 624; small format: O-AZJ 709
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MAL 126
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-176; square format: O-QYA 042; small format: O-QZA 003
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSAB 395
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSBF 231
  • Oldtimer micro cars: OSUA 104
  • Dealers: 1-ZBC-093; square: 1-ZRA 025
  • Road tests: 1-ZZV-110; square: 1-ZXA 053
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 505
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 379
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-283; square: 1-ZUZ 001
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-577; square: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAD-727; square: T-XYA 003; small: T-XZA 005
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAG-002; square: T-LYA 022 ; small: T-LZA 042
  • Temporary cars: WA-18-AIS; square: WA-18 AYA; small: WA-18-AZA
  • Temporary motorcycles: WM-18 AAD
  • Temporary trailers: none yet
  • Temporary A Class scooters: none yet
  • Temporary B Class scooters: WS-18 BAA
  • Export cars: XA-18-CAZ; square: none yet; small: none yet
  • Export motorcycles: XM-18 AAA
  • Export trailers: XQ-18-ABB
  • Export A Class scooters: none yet
  • Export B Class scooters: none yet
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AS-353; square: CD-YA 196; small: CD-ZA 075
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 094
  • Tractors: G-LCC-827; square: G-LXK 683; small: G-LZD 993
  • Scooters, A Class: SAFV 294
  • Scooters, B Class: SBHS 536
  • Scooters, Pedelecs: SPAH 291
  • Scooters, micro cars: SUAL 749
  • Scooter dealers: S-ZAA 017
  • Scooter road tests: S-ZZA 060

2016 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2016 at 11.59 p.m.):
  • Cars: 1-RHT-015; square format: 1-CYV 219; small format: 1-AZR 941
  • Motorcycles: M-AJX 253
  • Trailers: Q-ADY-865; square format: Q-AYC 631; small format: Q-AZA 033
  • Oldtimer cars: O-ACP-263; square format: O-AYH 539; small format: O-AZG 059
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MAF 915
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-109; square format: O-QYA 028; small format: O-QZA 001
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSAA 435
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSBB 689
  • Oldtimer micro cars: [none]; square format: O-SUW 002
  • Dealers: 1-ZAZ-996; square: 1-ZRA 023
  • Road tests: 1-ZZS-399; square: 1-ZXA 048
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 480
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 346
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-263; square: 1-ZUZ 001
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-539; square: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAC-576; square: T-XYA 003; small: T-XZA 005
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAD-310; square: T-LYA 014 ; small: T-LZA 033
  • Temporary cars: WA-17-ARM
  • Temporary motorcycles: WM-17 AAE
  • Temporary trailers: WQ-17-AAA
  • Temporary scooters: WS-17-AAA
  • Export cars: XA-17-BHZ; square: none; small: XA-17-AZA
  • Export motorcycles: XM-17-AAB
  • Export trailers: XQ-17-ABH
  • Export scooters: none
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AP-411; square: CD-YA 183; small: CD-ZA 069
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 057
  • Tractors: G-LCA-193; square: G-LXJ 429; small: G-LZD 853
  • Scooters, A Class: SAEP 864
  • Scooters, B Class: SBFY 479
  • Scooters, Pedelecs: SPAB 537
  • Scooters, micro cars: SUAJ 520
  • Scooter dealers: S-ZAA 006
  • Scooter road tests: S-ZZA 003 

2015 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2015 at 11.59 p.m.):
  • Cars: 1-LXZ-834 ; square format: 1-CYK 018; small format: 1-AZG 158 / 1-AZN 511
  • Motorcycles: M-AEZ 253
  • Trailers: Q-ACC-738; square format: Q-AYB 410; small format: Q-AZA 019
  • Oldtimer cars: O-ABL-085; square format: O-AYE 263; small format: O-AZD 365
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MAC 421
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-045 ; square format: O-QYA 018
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: O-SAA 002
  • Oldtimer scooters, B Class: O-SBA 018
  • Dealers: 1-ZAX-926; square format: 1-ZRA 020
  • Road tests: 1-ZZP-810; square format: 1-ZXA 033
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 444
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 307
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-236; square format: 1-ZUZ 001
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-492; square format: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAB-500; square format: T-XYA 002; small format: T-XZA 004
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAB-704; square format: T-LYA 005; small format: T-LZA 019
  • Temporary plates: 1-052998 (16)
  • Motorcycle temporary plates: 1-999 806 (15)
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AL-535; square format: CD-YA 164; small format: CD-ZA 063
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 023
  • Tractors: G-LBW-870; square format: G-LYC 173 (+ G-LXH-002 and G-LYZ-701); small format: G-LZD 622
  • Scooters, A Class: S-AAJ 808
  • Scooters, B Class: S-BAR 430
  • Scooters, micro cars: S-UAB-127; small format: S-UZA 301
  • Scooter dealers: S-ZAA-002
  • Scooter road tests: S-ZZA-001
Discontinued – highs:
  • Motorcycles: 1-MNS-916
  • Trailers: 1-QFJ-391, 1-QYD-313, 1-QZA-051
  • Oldtimers: 1-OBX-098, 1-OYK-609, 1-OZH-338
  • Oldtimer trailers: 1-OQA-058
  • Taxis: 1-TXF-234, 1-TXY-008, 1-TXZ-013
  • Rental cars with driver: 2-TXL-881, 1-TXH-036, 1-TXV-067 
  • International plates, cars: 8-AAV-526; 8-AYA-724; 8-AZA-461
  • International plates, motorcycles: 8-MAB-375
  • International plates, trailers: 8-QAA-099; 8-QYA-004
  • Temporary plates, cars:
    • 1-040399 (14) 
    • 1-051664 (15) 
    • 1-056570 (16)
    • 1-057002 (17)
  • Temporary plates, motorcycles:
    • 1-999 665 (14) 
    • 1-999 776 (15) 
    • 1-999 815 (16)
  • Scooter plates, small format:
    • A Class: S-ABK 217
    • B Class: S-BCC 990
    • Micro cars: S-UAD-875; small: S-UZB 014
  • Oldtimer scooter plates, small format:
    • A Class: O-SAA 102
    • B Class: O-SBA 529
    • Micro cars: O-SUW 002
  • 2016 temporary plates:
    • Cars: WA-16-BBF [649 plates]
    • Motorcycles: WM-16-AAJ [9 plates]
    • Trailers: none
    • Scooters: none
  • 2016 export plates:
    • Cars: XA-16-KCW [5,647 plates]; square: XA-16-AYA [1 plate]
    • Motorcycles: XM-16-AAN [14 plates]
    • Trailers: XQ-16-AHX [203 plates]
    • Scooters: none
  • 2017 temporary plates:
    • Cars: WA-17-CGD [1,390 plates]; square: none; small: WA-17 AZB [2 plates]
    • Motorcycles: WM-17 AAO [15 plates]
    • Trailers: WQ-17-AAA [1 plate]
    • Scooters, A Class: WS-17 AAA [1 plate]
    • Scooters, B Class: none
  • 2017 export plates:
    • Cars: XA-17-UBV [13,159 plates]; square: XA-17 AYC [3 plates]; small: XA-17 AZC [3 plates]
    • Motorcycles: XM-17 ABW [47 plates]
    • Trailers: XQ-17-APT [404 plates];square: none; small: none
    • Scooters, A Class: none
    • Scooters, B Class: none

 2014 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2014 at 11.59 p.m.):
  • Cars: 1-JJD-217; square format: 1-BYZ 082; small format: 1-AZK 071
  • Motorcycles: M-AAN 408
  • Trailers: Q-AAG-881; square format: Q-AYA 242
  • Oldtimer cars: O-AAD-951; square format: O-AYA 630; small format: O-AZA 501
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MAA 202
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-004 ; square format: O-QYA 004
  • Dealers: 1-ZAV-536; square format: 1-ZRA 019
  • Road tests: 1-ZZO-087; square format: 1-ZXA 027
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 399
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 263
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-213; square format: 1-ZUZ 001
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-441; square format: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAA-252; square format: T-XYA 001; small format: T-XZA 001
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAA-317; small format: T-LZA 006
  • Temporary plates: 1-042761 (15)
  • Motorcycle temporary plates: 1-999 710 (15)
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AJ-558; square format: CD-YA 135; small format: CD-ZA 051
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 004
  • Tractors: G-LBR-858; square format: G-LXE 199; small format: G-LZD 157
  • Scooters, A Class: S-AAD 368
  • Scooters, B Class: S-BAF 338
  • Scooters, micro cars: S-UAA-364; small format: S-UZA 087

(Total chaos for tractor plates: between 9 and 14 October 2014 combinations skipped in August were issued, ranging from G-LYY-375 to G-LYY-531. Then the issuing process went back to G-LXC-003 until G-LXE-004 [1999 plates]. On 16 December 2014, the DIV started issuing skipped combinations again, as of G-LYY-532 until G-LYZ-024. On 23 December 2014, issuance resumed as of G-LXE-005. Once G-LXE-999 had been reached on 23 January 2015, issuance went back to G-LYZ-025. On 27 January 2015, a leap from G-LYZ-091 to G-LXF-001 occurred. After reaching G-LXG-001 on 26 Januray 2015, issuance went back to G-LYZ-092 and continued until G-LYZ-562 on 19 May 2015, then plates following G-LXG-002 started being issued until 6 November 2015 with G-LXH-002. Then, as of 9 November 2015, issuance resumed at G-LYZ-563. It continued up to G-LYZ-701 on 16 December 2015, then issuance went back to G-LYC-103 and following, because some 300 plates had been skipped in October 2013!!!!!!!  "It's a complete and utter shambles!" [Lord Sugar] G-LYC-402 was issued on 16 February 2016 and was followed by G-LYZ-702. Issuance continued up to G-LYZ-998; then, G-LXH-003 followed. This means that G-LYZ-999 is the only plate in the G-LY* range that has never been issued.)

Friday, November 24, 2017

News: "Vanaf 4 december betaal je opnieuw minder voor een gepersonaliseerde nummerplaat" (

Vanaf 4 december betaal je opnieuw minder voor een gepersonaliseerde nummerplaat

Vanaf 4 december betaal je opnieuw 1.000 euro in plaats van 2.000 euro voor een gepersonaliseerde nummerplaat. De verminderde prijs komt er nadat de prijs voor een gepersonaliseerde plaat in december 2015 werd verdubbeld, van 1.000 naar 2.000 euro. Die beslissing wordt nu dus teruggedraaid. 
“Het koninklijk besluit waarbij de prijs voor een gepersonaliseerde nummerplaat op 1.000 euro wordt teruggebracht, wordt vandaag in het Belgisch Staatsblad bekendgemaakt”, aldus Minister van Mobiliteit François Bellot. 

“In december 2015 werd de prijs voor een gepersonaliseerde kentekenplaat verdubbeld van 1000 naar 2000 euro”, zo licht minister Bellot toe. “Sindsdien hebben we een duidelijke terugval van het aantal aanvragen voor dergelijke nummerplaten vastgesteld, hoewel de belangstelling er niet minder op was geworden. Gelet op deze vaststelling en overwegende dat de prijs wellicht één van de hinderpalen vormt voor de aanschaf van een gepersonaliseerde nummerplaat, had ik dan ook voorgesteld om opnieuw de initiële prijs te hanteren.” 


Saturday, September 9, 2017

News: "Le prix d'une plaque personnalisée redescend à 1.000 euros!" (

Le prix d'une plaque personnalisée redescend à 1.000 euros!

Le conseil des ministres a décidé de réduire de moitié le prix d’une plaque d’immatriculation personnalisée. Il en reviendra donc au montant initial, soit 1.000 euros, a indiqué le ministre de la Mobilité, François Bellot.

Les plaques personnalisées seront moins chères
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Les plaques personnalisées seront moins chères 

En décembre 2015, le prix est passé à 2.000 euros. «Depuis ce moment, nous avons observé une baisse significative du nombre de demandes de telles plaques alors que l’intérêt n’a pas baissé. Alors qu’auparavant, le nombre de demandes fluctuait entre 360 et 740 par mois, il a chuté depuis décembre 2015 et oscille depuis lors entre 100 et 200 par mois», a expliqué le ministre.
Le pic maximal du nombre de demandes avait été atteint en avril 2014, avec 979 demandes. En mai 2017, 130 demandes étaient enregistrées. «Devant ce constat, le prix étant sans doute un des freins à l’acquisition d’une plaque personnalisée, j’ai proposé d’en revenir au prix initial», a précisé le ministre.

Un arrêté royal sera publié dans les mois qui viennent.


Friday, August 18, 2017

News: "Illegale VL-nummerplaat: N-VA-senator op vingers getikt" (

Illegale VL-nummerplaat: N-VA-senator op vingers getikt

 Illegale VL-nummerplaat: N-VA-senator op vingers getikt In plaats van de verplichte ‘B’, prijken op de nummerplaat van Karl Vanlouwe de letters ‘VL’. (© Foto: RR, Belga)

Een blitse BMW met op de nummerplaat ‘VL’ in plaats van ‘B’. Op zich niet zo vreemd, in Vlaanderen rijden duizenden mensen rond die hun nummerplaat ‘vervlaamst’ hebben. Maar deze wagen is van senator Karl Vanlouwe (N-VA, ­foto) en heeft een officiële nummerplaat van de ­Senaat: P-17. “Het is mijn ­eigen wagen en ik heb er uit mijn overtuiging VL ­opgeplakt”, zegt hij. Maar de senaatsvoorzitter is not amused. Vanlouwe zal het moeten komen uitleggen.

Daarmee overtreedt Vanlouwe de wet. “De letter B op de nummerplaat moet zichtbaar zijn onder de Europese vlag”, aldus de FOD Mobiliteit. Een sticker ­elders op de wagen is geen probleem.

Zijn aangepaste nummerplaat leverde Vanlouwe een boete op. Die weigerde hij te betalen, wat hij voor de politierechtbank moest komen uitleggen. Het ­moment voor Vanlouwe om voor de rechter een pleidooi te houden tegen beboeting van VL-stickers: “In de wet staat dat de nummerplaat herkenbaar moet blijven”, zegt hij. “Dat is het geval, want de politie wist mij te vinden. Bij oude nummerplaten staat die B niet eens op de nummerplaat. Veel mensen rijden daar nog mee rond, die krijgen toch geen boetes?”

Not amused

De FOD Mobiliteit oordeelt dat Vanlouwe de wet overtreedt. "De letter B op de nummerplaat moet zichtbaar zijn onder de Europese vlag", klinkt het daar. Vanlouwe ziet er echter geen graten in. "In de wet staat dat de nummerplaat herkenbaar moet blijven. Dat is het geval want de politie wist mij te vinden", klonk het voor de rechtbank. "Bij oude nummerplaten staat die B niet eens op de nummerplaat. Veel mensen rijden daar nog mee rond, die krijgen toch geen boetes?"

Senaatsvoorzitter Christine Defraigne is alvast 'not amused'. Volgens haar "respecteert de senator zijn functie niet". De zaak komt waarschijnlijk voor op de eerstvolgende bijeenkomst van de Senaat op 28 augustus.


News: "Le sénateur Karl Vanlouwe (N-VA) modifie sa plaque d'immatriculation et refuse de payer l'amende" (

Le sénateur Karl Vanlouwe (N-VA) modifie sa plaque d'immatriculation et refuse de payer l'amende

Le premier vice-président du Sénat Karl Vanlouwe (N-VA) a remplacé le "B" de Belgique figurant sur sa plaque d'immatriculation par un "VL" pour Vlaanderen (Flandre), une adaptation illégale aux yeux du SPF Mobilité, rapportent jeudi les journaux de SudPresse et Het Nieuwsblad. Le nationaliste flamand refuse toutefois de payer une amende qu'il a reçue pour cette modification.

"Les plaques belges doivent avoir un B bien visible sous le drapeau européen. Cette obligation découle d'une réglementation européenne", précise le SPF Mobilité. Les contrevenants à cette règle s'exposent à une amende de base de 58 euros.

Convoqué devant un tribunal de police après avoir refusé de s'acquitter d'une amende, M. Vanlouwe s'est justifié en arguant que la loi belge stipule que la plaque doit être visible et identifiable, ce qui est son cas. Les anciennes plaques n'ayant pas de B, il faudrait donc verbaliser tous ceux qui les utilisent toujours, estime-t-il, tout en reconnaissant que ses motivations sont idéologiques.

La présidente du Sénat, Christine Defraigne, n'apprécie pas le comportement du sénateur N-VA. "Je prends note de l'infraction au code de la route alors que nous nous sommes engagés à respecter les lois du peuple belge. (...) C'est une façon de ne pas respecter l'architecture de notre pays et la loyauté fédérale issue de la sixième réforme de l'État, une façon de récuser notre système constitutionnel", a-t-elle commenté dans les colonnes de SudPresse.

L'affaire devrait être abordée lors du bureau du Sénat du 28 août.

Source: La

Thursday, August 17, 2017

News: "Cinquante plaques volées par jour en Belgique !" (

Cinquante plaques volées par jour en Belgique !

Christophe Deborsu, qui s’est fait voler sa très atypique plaque d’immatriculation NAMUR, est loin d’être un cas isolé...
Le journaliste poil à gratter de RTL-TVi (ex-RTBF), Christophe Deborsu, ne passait pas inaperçu, dans les rues de cette Flandre où il "passe la moitié de sa vie"... Non pas que sa Golf attire particulièrement les regards. En revanche, sa plaque d’immatriculation, sertie d’un beau NAMUR, était pour le moins inédite... Mais tout cela, c’est terminé. Le journaliste s’est fait dérober sa plaque minéralogique si chère à son cœur (il est amoureux de la capitale wallone) sur la place Saint-Aubain où il avait stationné son véhicule.

"Je me disais que le mauvais plaisantin pouvait me la remettre dans la boîte aux lettres. Puis, je me suis ravisé : je n’aime pas les appels à témoins sur Facebook, en tout cas pour des choses aussi peu graves", a-t-il écrit sur le réseau social. "Ce sera un soulagement. D’une part, je n’aurai plus à craindre qu’on me vole ma plaque. D’autre part, mes deux fils aînés, ceux qui conduisent la voiture occasionnellement, sont un peu soulagés : une telle plaque personnalisée, ça attirait un peu trop l’attention à leur goût."

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Fifty licence plates stolen every day in Belgium!

The case of Christophe Deborsu, whose very peculiar NAMUR vanity plate was stolen, is far from being isolated.

His plate NAMUR was stolen on Square Saint-Aubin in Namur, his beloved hometown. He was hoping it was a joke and that the thief would put it back in a letter box. He did not launch an appeal on Facebook because it appeals are meant to be for more serious matters. It is a relief, though, because he was always worried someone would steal the plate, and his sons were unhappy about the extra attention that the plate was catching when they drove the vehicle.


Friday, May 5, 2017

News: "Prijs gepersonaliseerde nummerplaat weldra gehalveerd naar 1.000 euro" (

Prijs gepersonaliseerde nummerplaat weldra gehalveerd naar 1.000 euro

Minister van Mobiliteit François Bellot (MR) wil de prijs voor een gepersonaliseerde nummerplaat halveren. Dergelijke nummerplaten zouden dan weer, zoals weleer, 1.000 euro gaan kosten. Dat meldt de minister op zijn website en via Twitter.

"In december 2015 werd de prijs van een gepersonaliseerde nummerplaat verdubbeld van 1.000 naar 2.000 euro. We zien sinds dan een duidelijke afname van de interesse voor een gepersonaliseerde nummerplaat", klinkt het.

"Waar het aantal aanvragen daarvoor schommelde tussen de 360 en de 740 per maand, daalde dat vanaf december 2015 tot 100 à 200 per maand. De hoogste piek van aanvragen (979 per maand) in april 2014 staat in schril contrast met de laagste piek (102) in november 2016. De prijs is zonder enige twijfel één van de redenen van deze vaststelling en ik heb dus voorgesteld om terug te keren naar de oorspronkelijke prijs", geeft de minister aan.

De minister heeft net de adviezen aangevraagd om het dossier te vervolledigen en hoopt in augustus van dit jaar de aanpassing rond te hebben.