Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Which series are currently being issued? (26 April 2017)

Cars:

                (26 April 2017, 7.03 p.m.)

Series issued today: SFA

Cars, square format: 1-CYZ 22*; cars, small format: 1-AZS 73*

Dealers: 1-ZBA-881; square format: 1-ZRA 025

Road tests: 1-ZZT-167; 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-AP-99*; square format: CD-YA 190; small format: CD-ZA 069

Motorcycles: CD-MA 068

G: agricultural vehicles

Tractor plates: G-LCB-23*; square format: G-LXJ 93*; small format: G-LZD 892

M: motorcycles

Small format: M-ALB 9**

O: oldtimers

Cars: O-ACY-41*; square format: O-AYJ 399; small format: O-AZG 813

Motorcycles: O-MAH 179

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

Scooters, A Class: OSAA 683

Scooters, B Class: OSBC 667

Scooters, Micro cars: OSUA 101

Q: trailers

Long format: Q-AER-1**; square format: Q-AYD 068; small format: Q-AZA 038

S: scooters

A Class, micro format (10 x 12 cm): SAFA 60*

B Class, micro format: SBGL 91*

Pedelecs, micro format: SPAC 986

Micro cars, micro format: SUAK 551

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-919; square format: T-LYA 016; small format: T-LZA 037

Taxis: T-XAC-977; square format: T-XYA 003; small format: T-XZA 005

W: temporary plates ('World')

2017
Cars, 2017: WA-17-BGW (total: 786 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-HAD [surprisingly GY* and GZ* combinations were being issued, unlike the previous *Y* and *Z* combinations and what happened for XA-16-*** plates…] (total: 4,386 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-AGK (total: 164 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-SDT-*** (spotted on 24 April 2017) 

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Estimates for the next days (ordinary cars):

Thursday 27 April: SEZ, SFA, SFB, SFC* 
Friday 28 April: SFD, SFE, SFF, SFG*
Saturday 29 April: SFG*
Monday 1 May: SFG* [bank holiday: Labour Day] 
Tuesday 2 May: SFH, SFJ, SFK, SFL*

 
* 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.)