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License Plate Trivia

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 20 May 2005 9:31 am

OK folks, maybe you can help me fill in the blanks:

Taxis - all plates start with SH
Private autos - all plates start with S, yes. Saw a Lexus with a plate starting with E. Is that from outside of Singapore?
G - Commercial vehicle - seen on lots of small trucks and vans
Y - also seen on small trucks and vans - any difference to G?
P - private bus?
Red plate - can only be used at night.
Any difference between black on yellow plates and white on black plates?
Anything else?

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Postby yoongf » Fri, 20 May 2005 10:51 am

Taxis - all plates start with SH
--Yes.

Private autos - all plates start with S, yes. Saw a Lexus with a plate starting with E. Is that from outside of Singapore?
--Before the SFx series, it was the S, then then E, then the SB series.

G - Commercial vehicle - seen on lots of small trucks and vans
Y - also seen on small trucks and vans - any difference to G?
-- G = light goods veh, = Class 3 license,
-- Y = medium goods veh = Class 4 license
-- X = Heavy Veh = Class 5 license

P - private bus?
-- Too complicated... See website listed below.

http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publish/o ... le0/0.html

Red plate - can only be used at night.
--Weekend Car, can only be used from 7pm - 7am on weekdays, 3pm onwards on Sat, Fullday on Sun. Othertimes, need to display a $20 per day coupon.

Any difference between black on yellow plates and white on black plates?
--No.

Anything else?

W series are works veh like old Landrover tow trucks.
SxxxxCD are diplomatic plates.
Green with red plates are off road veh licenced to exist in Sg.
Yellow with blue plates are research veh testing hybrid engines, often seen in CBD area.

3alphabets plates with no check alphabet at the end are West Msia veh.
SA plates are East Msia veh.
Red plates with hyphens are diplomatic plates in Msia.

SJx are High Court Justices.
SP1 is chief of Police.
MID are military veh.
QX are govt veh.
QY are statutory board veh.
SBS is SBS Transit buses.
TIB is SMRT buses.

Hope this helps.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 20 May 2005 11:16 am

Helps great. Thanks.

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Licence plates - One more

Postby Yutenji » Fri, 20 May 2005 10:10 pm

Interesting trivia. Just recently saw plate with (as best I remember) black characters on two-colour background, which was divided diagonally into blue & yellow.

Anyone recognise/know that one?

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Postby yoongf » Fri, 20 May 2005 10:49 pm

Those are the experimental hybrid cars enjoying some tax incentives to promote intelligent transport systems.

This is a short summary.

http://www.sedb.com/edbcorp/sg/en_uk/in ... novel.html

http://www.hondadiracc.com.sg/what.html

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Postby Yutenji » Fri, 20 May 2005 10:53 pm

Aaah. Ok, I see you did mention this earlier, sorry. (I'm using my new hybrid experimental brain and it's got some teething problems.)
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