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Funny, novelty, rude & naughty number plates

Humorous number plates are very popular, and amongst the light hearted numbers it seems to be the cheeky ones that attract the most attention. By popular demand we have included this section of the site for those looking for something that may raise the odd eyebrow.

We are aware that no two people will entirely agree about what is funny or about what is in good or poor taste. The last thing we want to do is to upset any of our visitors, so if you may be offended by registration numbers that bear a coincidental passing resemblance to a rude word or insulting phrase then please don't proceed any further into this section.

The registrations depicted are all genuine, legal registrations. They were not created to deliberately resemble words, it just sometimes happens by chance. Most number plates in this category reflect nothing more than the kind of traditional, bawdy British humour that one used to see in Carry On films and in the television comedy of Benny Hill, Frankie Howerd and others.


Please let us know if you think any of these number plates may be genuinely offensive. We want to get the balance right. Meanwhile, we hope you find something here to raise a smile or two.

Naughty number plates, 53 XEY, STR 11P, B11 XOM

The role of DVLA

Car registrations and number plates, including personalised number plates, in the UK are the responsibility of the Driver and Vehicle licensing Agency, usually known as the DVLA. It issues new registrations twice a year and also maintains the central database that records details of all vehicles licensed to drive on UK roads, along with their keeper and registration information.

Regtransfers works closely with DVLA to complete registration transfers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Regtransfers is a DVLA registered supplier of personal car registrations and number plates and is listed on the DVLA Registrations website. All number plates supplied by Regtransfers comply with DVLA's prescribed standards and regulations.

DVLA administers all UK registration transfers and issues updated registration documents when the registration number of a car is changed, or when a registration is removed from a vehicle and placed on a retention document in accordance with the DVLA Retention Scheme.

DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. Regtransfers is not affiliated to the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. Regtransfers is a recognised reseller of unissued Government stock.

Number plate regulations

When a car is on the road, it is an offence to display number plates bearing any number other than the vehicle's officially recorded registration number. If you purchase a private registration, learn how to transfer private plates before displaying the new number.

All registration number plates displayed on UK vehicles must comply with the official number plate regulations. DVLA oversees enforcement of number plates display regulations and maintains a register of approved manufacturers and retailers of vehicle number plates.

Regtransfers is not part of, and is not formally affiliated with DVLA.

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