Cars with customized license plates are not allowed to go abroad

Anastasiya Lesiv, "Staaryj Zamok"  7 November 2012 12:32  45924029 024574
Cars with customized license plates are not allowed to go abroad

Nowadays, people are distinguished not only by manners, style, watch, mobile phone and car. Recently it has also been a car license plate. License plates like all other attributes can be regular and special. The most popular are license plates with four identical digits, beginning with three zeroes, and individual ones - with words. The "Zamok" interviewed senior inspector of the Traffic Police Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Transcarpathian region, police Major General Oleksandr Shkoba on these customized license plates. 

In fact, customized license plate of the vehicle is quite an affordable way to make your car recognizable. At your request and for your money they can write anything on a plate: name, nickname or any other word, company logo, etc. The only limitation is that the number of characters can not be more than eight. 


The cost depends on the number of characters and the presence of a picture. "One set, consisting of at least three characters, costs 300 UAH, each subsequent character costs extra 90 UAH. Additional graphic element costs 500 UAH. That is, if the customer decided to install a license plate, which consists of 5 letters, it would cost him UAH 480 - said the policeman. - So he has to apply to the office of traffic police, where they carry out re-registration. In fact, a customized license plate is registered as additional to the regular one and is permanently assigned to its owner.

In Ukraine the driver can use both license plates and can change them. But if he or she decides to travel abroad, the car will not be allowed to pass customs with a license plate like "BABY" or "JEDI" - only with regular one. In Transcarpathia there are not so many willing to show off with a special license plate. This is evidenced by the number of such registered vehicles - only 75 since the introduction of this service. In Uzhgorod there are only 16 cars with the names. 

More popular in the region are license plates with special numbers (0001, 0002, 0003, 0004, 0008, 0009) and with four identical digits (1111, 8888). The prices are officially established and regulated by appropriate orders. So the license plates that have a combination of 4 identical digits - 1111, 2222, 3333, 4444, 8888 and 9999 - cost 10 000 UAH, but there are more expensive.  

All other license plates with the usual combinations of numbers can be obtained by paying about 500 UAH with the cashier upon their registration. Currently, there is no official information about the increase of their price, - said a spokeswoman of the regional traffic police department Hanna Trofimchuk. 

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