Personalised car plates start at B1m

Personalised car plates start at B1m

Personalised vehicle number plates are set to make their debut in Thailand with a starting price of one million baht in an auction to kick off the money-making drive, says the Department of Land Transport.

The announcement was published in the Royal Gazette after a related regulation was approved by the cabinet allowing a new style of number plates for vehicles with seven seats or less.

The announcement pertains to a new acceptable arrangement of Thai letters and Arabic numerals on special vehicle number plates sold through auction. It also specifies the details of the auctions themselves.

The new plate allows more than two Thai letters, which can form a word, followed by a four-digit Arabic number to be embossed on a special plate.

The second line below will indicate province registration, except vehicles registered in Betong district of Yala which will read "Betong".

Earlier, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said it is hoped the new plates will bring in an extra 300-500 million baht a year which will go towards road safety initiatives.

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