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Nichola Dix and the very personal plate

In Loving Memory

How do you get over the shock of your beloved husband dying suddenly? Perhaps you never can, but Nichola Dix has found an unusual way to ease the pain. She has purchased a number plate with her husband’s name on, N100 BOB.

“The N is for Nichola, and 100 signifies the score in darts, as Bob used to love to play in the old days, along with many other sports. He was cruelly taken from me aged only 56. The number plate gives me such comfort, I can’t tell you. I come out of work and it’s like he is there waiting for me.”

The idea for buying a number plate came to Nichola the day before his funeral. “I decided to get the number plate BOB 1 made up, just to lay in his coffin. He’d often thought about having a ‘posy’ plate. Soon after, I decided to buy one for real, in his memory.”

Bob Dix was a Divisional Fire Officer, risking his life every day. He played in the squad of the National Fire Service football team representing England in his early youth, and later become treasurer. Now every year a trophy in his memory is presented at the National Fire Service Cup Final. Bob was also a National Fire Service fishing champion, which covers Fire Service fishermen from England, Scotland and Wales.

Bob won many fishing trophies over the years. A special trophy is now awarded each year in his memory, for the heaviest fish caught at the National Fire Service fishing competition in Ireland.

“He is greatly missed by everyone. He was a very fair man, with a vibrant personality. Our sons and I miss him terribly. I know I can’t bring him back, but at least when I am driving my car it is as though he is still with me.”

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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 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, you must complete the official transfer process 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.

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