Friday, April 28, 2017

Which series are currently being issued? (28 April 2017)

Cars:

                (28 April 2017, 2.59 p.m.)

Series issued today: SFH

Cars, square format: 1-CYZ 27*; cars, small format: 1-AZS 75*

Dealers: 1-ZBA-902; square format: 1-ZRA 025

Road tests: 1-ZZT-175; square format: 1-ZXA 048

Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 487

Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 364

Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-272; square format: 1-ZUZ 001

Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-555; square format: 1-ZZQ 003 


Index letters

CD: Corps Diplomatique

Cars: CD-AR-00*; square format: CD-YA 190; small format: CD-ZA 069

Motorcycles: CD-MA 068

G: agricultural vehicles

Tractor plates: G-LCB-26*; square format: G-LXJ 95*; small format: G-LZD 895

M: motorcycles

Small format: M-ALC 5**

O: oldtimers

Cars: O-ACY-65*; square format: O-AYJ 441; small format: O-AZG 837

Motorcycles: O-MAH 218

Trailers: O-QAA-125; square format: O-QYA 030; small format: O-QZA 001

Scooters, A Class: OSAA 687

Scooters, B Class: OSBC 675

Scooters, Micro cars: OSUA 101

Q: trailers

Long format: Q-AER-3**; square format: Q-AYD 075; small format: Q-AZA 038

S: scooters

A Class, micro format (10 x 12 cm): SAFA 73*

B Class, micro format: SBGN 13*

Pedelecs, micro format: SPAD 011

Micro cars, micro format: SUAK 573

Dealers: S-ZAA 010 [small 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)

Test plates: S-ZZA 006 (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) [small 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-LAD-939; square format: T-LYA 016; small format: T-LZA 037

Taxis: T-XAC-983; square format: T-XYA 003; small format: T-XZA 005

W: temporary plates ('World')

2017
Cars, 2017: WA-17-BHN (total: 803 plates) [Skipped (8): AAP, AAS, AEL, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS, BEB; AY*, AZ*]; square format: WA-17-AZB (total: 2 plates)

Motorcycles, 2017: WM-17 AAH (total: 8 plates)

Trailers, 2017: WQ-17-AAA (total: 1 plate)

Scooters, 2017: WS-17 AAA (total: 1 plate)

X: export plates ('eXport') 

2017
Cars: XA-17-HEU [surprisingly GY* and GZ* combinations were being issued, unlike the previous *Y* and *Z* combinations and what happened for XA-16-*** plates…] (total: 4,497 plates) [Skipped (38): 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 [next: HIV, HOL, JEK]; AY*, AZ*, BY*, BZ*, CY*, CZ*, DY*, DZ*, EY*, EZ*, FY*, FZ*]; small format: XA-17-AZB (total: 2 plates)

Motorcycles: XM-17 AAR (total: 17 plates) [Skipped (1): AAP]

Trailers: XQ-17-AGS (total: 172 plates) [Skipped (3): AAP, AAS, AEL]

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

[Y: technical verifications (upcoming)]

[Z: dealers (upcoming)]

Most recent plate spotted by myself: 1-SEF-*** (spotted on 26 April 2017) 

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Estimates for the next days (ordinary cars):

Saturday 29 April: SFH*
Monday 1 May: SFH* [bank holiday: Labour Day] 
Tuesday 2 May: SFH, SFJ, SFK, SFL, SFN*
Wednesday 3 May: SFP, SFR, SFS, SFT*
Thursday 4 May: SFU, SFV, SFX, SFY*

 
* Unless the DIV suddenly goes back to skipped JB*, JC*, JD* or LJ* series (see below).
[The letters I, M, O, Q and W are no longer in use.] 
[Next skipped series: SPA (political party) and SUL (idiot in Dutch)]
[1-T** plates should be issued as of August 2017.]
[1-TX* and 1-W** series will be skipped because they were previously used or reserved for taxis or motorcycles, repectively; besides, W is not being used anymore. 1-U** series might be skipped because they were originally reserved for trailers…]

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. 
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.

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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-QYA 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
  •  

 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.)

Monday, March 20, 2017

News: "55 per dag: afgelopen drie jaar meer dan 58.000 nummerplaten gestolen" (De Morgen)

55 per dag: afgelopen drie jaar meer dan 58.000 nummerplaten gestolen

De afgelopen drie jaar zijn er 58.878 kentekenplaten van auto's en moto's gestolen. Dat blijkt uit cijfers die CD&V-Kamerlid Franky Demon opvroeg.

Het aantal gestolen platen bleef tijdens die periode wel ongeveer stabiel. In 2013, 2014 en 2015 werden jaarlijks gemiddeld 19.626 kentekenplaten gestolen. Dat het aantal gestolen nummerplaten stabiel blijft, ziet Demon niet direct als een positief gegeven. "Deze diefstallen moeten omlaag. Vandaag wordt te weinig stilgestaan bij de gevolgen die de diefstal van een nummerplaat met zich meebrengt. Burgers moeten hierover beter geïnformeerd worden", zegt hij.

De gevolgen van een gestolen kentekenplaat zijn niet min. Eerst en vooral komt er een hele administratieve rompslomp bij kijken voor de eigenaar van de gestolen nummerplaat. Bij aangifte van diefstal wordt de kentekenplaat geschrapt uit het voertuigenregister en moet het slachtoffer wachten op een nieuwe nummerplaat waardoor hij even niet de baan op kan.

De meeste nummerplaten worden niet per se gebruikt om op een gestolen wagen of vluchtauto te hangen. Heel vaak worden ze ook gebruikt om onbetaald te gaan tanken of om aan snelheidsboetes te ontsnappen. "Dit betekent dan ook dat die boetes bij de eigenaar van de kentekenplaat terechtkomen die op die manier nog eens slachtoffer wordt. Bovendien kan de echte dader zo zelden opgepakt worden", geeft Demon nog mee.

Bron: DeMorgen.be

News: "Près de 59.000 plaques d'immatriculation volées en 3 ans" (SudInfo.be)

Près de 59.000 plaques d'immatriculation volées en 3 ans

Entre 2013 et 2015, 58.878 plaques d’immatriculation ont été volées en Belgique, ressort-il de chiffres communiqués par le député CD&V Franky Demon.

Les chiffres sont restés stables d’une année à l’autre, 19.626 plaques ayant été dérobées en moyenne chaque année. Cette stabilité n’est pas forcément une bonne nouvelle car «les chiffres doivent baisser. A l’heure actuelle, on ignore trop souvent les conséquences du vol d’une plaque d’immatriculation. Les citoyens doivent en être mieux informés», a souligné Franky Demon.

Ces plaques volées sont la plupart du temps utilisées pour passer à la pompe sans payer ou pour échapper à des amendes pour excès de vitesse.

Source: SudInfo.be

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

News: "Plaques personnalisées à 2.000€: voici la région où il y a le plus de demandes" (RTLInfo.be)

(English version below)

Il est possible d'obtenir une plaque d'immatriculation personnalisée depuis 2014 contre une rétribution de 2.000 euros. La majorité des demandes ont été introduites par des habitants de la Flandre. Sur les 12.956 attribuées depuis l'entrée en vigueur de ce système, 9.153 l'ont été au nord du pays, d'après des chiffres que la députée Daphné Dumery (N-VA) a obtenus du ministre de la Mobilité François Bellot (MR).

La plupart des demandes ont été introduites en province d'Anvers (2.887). La Flandre orientale figure en deuxième position avec 1.918 plaques personnalisées. A titre de comparaison, 2.159 plaques de ce type ont été demandées en Wallonie.

Une tendance à la baisse des demandes a été constatée lors des derniers mois. Elle est probablement liée à l'augmentation du coût passé de 1.000 à 2.000 euros. La Direction Immatriculation des Véhicules (DIV) a récolté 15,3 millions grâce aux plaques personnalisées, selon Mme Dumery.

Source: RTLInfo.be

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Translation (© SL – belgianlicenceplates.blogspot.com):

Since 2014 it has been possible to get a vanity licence plate for a 2,000 euros fee. Most applications were issued by Flemish residents. Out of the 12,956 applications that have been processed since the introduction of the system, 9,153 came from the northern side of the country, according to statistics that MP Daphné Dumery (N-VA) received from Mobility Minister François Bellot (MR).

Most applications came from the Province of Antwerp (2,887). The Province of East-Flanders comes second with 1,918 vanity plates. On the other hand, only 2,159 examples of such plates were applied for in Wallonia.

There has been a decrease in terms of applications in the last few months. It probably stems from the fact that the application fee rose from 1,000 to 2,000 euros. The Vehicles Registration Service (DIV) raised 15,3 million euros thanks to vanity plates, according to Mrs Dumery.

Monday, January 30, 2017

News: "9.000 plaques personnalisées en Flandre, 2.000 en Wallonie" (7sur7.be)

9.000 plaques personnalisées en Flandre, 2.000 en Wallonie

 
© photo news. 

Les plaques d'immatriculation personnalisées, disponibles depuis 2014 contre rétribution, sont principalement demandées en Flandre. Sur les 12.956 attribuées depuis l'entrée en vigueur de ce système, 9.153 l'ont été au nord du pays, d'après des chiffres que la députée Daphné Dumery (N-VA) a obtenus du ministre de la Mobilité François Bellot (MR). 

La plupart des demandes ont été introduites en province d'Anvers (2.887). La Flandre orientale figure en deuxième position avec 1.918 plaques personnalisées. A titre de comparaison, 2.159 plaques de ce type ont été demandées en Wallonie.

2.000 euros
Une tendance à la baisse des demandes a été constatée lors des derniers mois. Elle est probablement liée à l'augmentation du coût passé de 1.000 à 2.000 euros.

La Direction Immatriculation des Véhicules (DIV) a récolté 15,3 millions grâce aux plaques personnalisées, selon Mme Dumery.


Source: 7sur7.be