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Double Trouble

About five years ago, Crispin Turner was looking for a personal number plate for himself. However, the registration that eventually caught his eye was one that Crispin thought would be perfect for his son, Ross.

“I thought that RO55 TUR would make a great 21st birthday present for Ross,” says Crispin. “But I couldn’t purchase a number plate for Ross without also getting one for his twin, Hugo.”

Crispin went ahead and bought the number for Ross, hoping that he would be able to acquire a suitable equivalent for Hugo a little later. Fortunately, time was on Crispin’s side. The idea had occurred to him well in advance of the event itself, and the twins’ 21st birthday was still five years away.

By a happy coincidence, the passing of those five years meant that the “60” registrations had been released in time for the twins’ birthday and Crispin was able to buy HU60 TUR, thus completing the pair of registration plates for his brothers. Ross and Hugo are both still at university and don’t yet own cars, so Crispin has placed both numbers on retention certificates ready for transfer to vehicles when his brothers are ready.

“Before that happens though,” says Crispin, “the twins have signed up to row the Atlantic in a custom built 29-foot carbon fibre boat together with university chums Adam Wolley and Greg Symondson. They aim to raise over £150,000 for Spinal Research, after Hugo broke his neck in a diving accident.

“This is an enormous task, but in doing so Hugo and Ross will secure two world records by becoming not only the youngest people to row the Atlantic, but also the first and only set of twins to have done so.”
More information about the project can be found at where both individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.

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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 with 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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