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1 - Don't use real licence plates, use only examples from google or other sites


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Brazil licences  



The 1st plate (Red with white ) are of buses, trucks, taxis, etc.

The 2nd plate (Green with white) manufacturer plates for vehicles under testing, dealer-testing, or in some cases test-drive (in most cases test-drive cars are registered to the dealership and thus use black on grey plates; privately owned cars being tested after repairs usually carry dealer-fitted green plates over their black on grey plates) (Wikipedia text)


The 3rd plate (Blue with white) diplomatic use


The 4rd plate (White with red) are of auto school


The 5rd plate (White with black) Privately owned and government-owned cars


and the last plate (Black with gray) are of collector's items



placa_representacao.jpg Plate of presidents of chambers, mayors, presidents of legislative assemblies, governors, presidents of courts and others.

af378d2cd90af4c9300af03c194c8183.jpg And this, merco sul plate, the new licence plate of brazil


Sorry the bad english.


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A typical German license plate:



Some things I would like to add:


The small thing under the safety seal is the emblem of the federal state where the car comes from. In the shown example it's the emblem of Bavaria.


The letters are often not random, (not all but) many people use their initials here.

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^And now to the maths behind the plate



Red - for test drives

green - for vehicles exempted from taxes

black - normal


Maximum of 8 numbers and letters in total, but a minimum of 4. Split into 4 sections

Region/City Identifier - Letters - Numbers - Postfixes


Region Identifier can be 1 - 3 letters

Letters - 1 or 2, only temporary or federal cars don't need them, sometimes also not needed by diplomats cars

numbers - 1 up to 4, sometimes you also see 5 digit ones, eg on plates of the federal police or THW

Postfixes - H for historic (>30 y/o)cars, E for Electric cars


plates starting with region identifier THW are THW vehicles.

region identifier X - NATO vehicles

region identifier Y - Bundeswehr: German military

region identifier 0 (Zero) - Politicans, mainly Federal government and diplomats


Plates with a red/black date on the right border are export plates

Plates with a yellow/red date on the right border are temporary plates


The font is the FE - Font (FE = Fälschungserschwerende Schrift which translates to plagiating forgery aggravating font)


EDIT: All letters of the German alphabet are free for regular use, yet Umlauts and ẞ (big ß) are barely or even not used, depending on the region

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Finnish license plates are made in Helsinki prison, and the prisoners who make them get 70 or 90 cents a hour :P 

Right side ones are for mopeds etc.

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So, heres how these plates are made up:

The first two numbers (99 in this case) stand for the year the car was bought. In this case 99 means 1999.
Some examples are:

  • 04 = 2004
  • 12 = 2012

However, this all gets turned on its head after 2013. From January 1st to June 30th, the number would be 131. Then from July 1st to December 31st would be 132.

Some examples are:

  • 172 = July - December 2017
  • 151 = January - June 2015



The letter in the centre gives the county in which the car was bought. Nice and simple. On the top centre of the plate, the county name is wrote in Irish

Some examples are:

  • W = Waterford (Port Láirge)
  • C = Cork (Corcaigh)
  • D = Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath)


Identifier Number & Customisation:

The identifier number gives the car a number, starting with 1, being the first car bought in that period. However, this is not always the case. Since we are not allowed to change the format of our plates, there is not much we can do in the way of customisation, other than fonts or background plates. An example of a german styled plate is shown below:


These are allowed, but are somewhat frowned upon by the police here. Anyway, back to what I was saying. Lets just say I bought myself a Toyota Corolla KE70, a grand little car, I could actually by a plate that read 80-KE-70, meaning 1980-Kildare-70. Another example would be if I owned a Volvo C70. I could get an 05-C-70. However, with both of these plates, you can only have them, if they're not already registered. Duplicate ID numbers can be found. For example, I once saw a 151-D-998 and a 151-KK-998 parked next to each other. This again is totally okay, as long as the plate can be traced back to the car.


Thanks for taking the time to read this, hope you learned something :D

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I live in USA, we use state license plates instead of country.  Here is my state's license plates (police's and other commercial vehicles/trailers may vary) Florida The Sunshine State, "In God We Trust" We are also the lightning capital  of the world.

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Vintage 1903 - 1963





Read backwards 1963 - 1983



Read forwards 1983 - 2001



Current format ( EU Identifier optional ) 



UK Plate on a vehicle registered in County Down Northern Ireland



There are even more as all the little islands surrounding the UK have their own format with GB on them & then the island name i.e the Isle of Man is GBM & Jersey is GBJ etc with their own letter / number code

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