SNOT car reg plates banned from streets of Edinburgh

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Car licence plates which bear the sequence SN07 were banned from the streets of Edinburgh because they are "offensive", it has emerged.
The plate had been due to follow on from the SN56 registration in March.

Licensing officials at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) changed the plate to TN07 to avoid it being similar to the word "snot".

The change means that cars registered in the capital are the only ones in Scotland not to begin with an S.

A DVLA spokesperson said the decision to change the plates was taken to avoid offending car buyers in the capital.

She added: "It is our policy that any registration mark that can be construed as being offensive to people will be suppressed.

"In this case, the SN07 marks would have been too similar to the word 'snot' and, as that could possibly offend some buyers, they were replaced with new TN07 registrations."


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"In this case, the SN07 marks would have been too similar to the word 'snot' and, as that could possibly offend some buyers, they were replaced with new TN07 registrations."
:-rofl2 Silly pc really, back in the day this would have been seen as a novelty.
 

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This countries going mad, But one thing i dont understand is where are all these do gooders?? I mean i can walk up my street and around my area and no one gives a ****.. but someone must do. so where are they??
 

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This countries going mad, But one thing i dont understand is where are all these do gooders?? I mean i can walk up my street and around my area and no one gives a ****.. but someone must do. so where are they??
I think the problem is two-fold:

1) Not wanting to get into legal/pc problems

2) Groups of people deciding, and not one person - groups almost always go for the most extreme solution
 

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is this a joke as i don't find this offensive, this country is really going to the dogs
 

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is this a joke as i don't find this offensive, this country is really going to the dogs
I think it's already gone imho.
 

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How come they never banned "PO0x" (x being the year number) then? I've seen that one several times, and of course it's made me laugh every time I've seen it... :D
 

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EVERY time ? Even when you are alone?
 

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EVERY time ? Even when you are alone?
It'd be difficult for me to laugh on my own as I've mostly seen them on the motorways, and I don't drive.... :p
 

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It'd be difficult for me to laugh on my own as I've mostly seen them on the motorways, and I don't drive.... :p
So it is you riding that tandem up and down the M65, I thought I recognised the cap :p
 

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So it is you riding that tandem up and down the M65, I thought I recognised the cap :p
Nooo, I haven't cycled since last summer, I haven't had the chance to get going again with all the rain.... :D
 

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It'd be difficult for me to laugh on my own as I've mostly seen them on the motorways, and I don't drive.... :p

LOL i thought you drove??

I mean your name is 2cv which coincidently is a classic shit heap..

for all who didnt know i give you the Citreon 2CV

 

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LOL i thought you drove??

I mean your name is 2cv which coincidently is a classic shit heap..

for all who didnt know i give you the Citreon 2CV

Er, you spelled Citroen wrong... :p

That's a very nice looking Charleston though... :D
 

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So when you see TN07 now you can think "that should be snot;" ....bit like roads where the houses go 7, 9, 11, 11A, 15
 
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I have seen a few KN03 number plates around here. They didn't ban them!!
 

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I well remember some 40 years ago that the release of PEN1S was stopped.

Unfortunately PEN15 had been released many years earlier when sensibilties were less shockable.
 

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So I will look out for D1 CK :)
 

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So I will look out for D1 CK :)
This wouldn't have the required number of digits but D1CKS would have, although I'm not sure that CK was a valid area under the old system. Mind you they probably would have realised by then...
 

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It doesn't seem to bother the Yanks. This is a photo of a rental car I had in California 2 years ago.
 

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