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The end of Belgian plates
Published 10/03/2010 @ 17:27:17, By antp
Weird... and what about non-personalized plates?
What's that "9."? For a minimal length? Other countries have short plates (e.g Luxembourg)


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The end of Belgian plates
Published 10/03/2010 @ 21:47:43, By chicomarx
It doesn't make much sense. The official site still advertises the personalized plates (6 or 5 characters) without warning... Non-personalized plates might look like this:

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/europlaat_500.jpg

http://drivr.be/2009/11/19/de-europese-nummerplaat-in-vijf-weetjes/

sniffpetrol.com: "Belgium has a really, really cool numberplate. Perfect size and proportion, winningly minimalist letter/number combo and all printed in a slightly racey red with a matching border.”
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 11/03/2010 @ 10:34:14, By antp
"De nummerplaten zijn niet meer gratis."
Old ones were not really free: I remember having paid something like 2000 BEF as fee for registering my car and get the rear plate :oh: (and then buy a front plate... I haven't found where you could get that one for free either :grin: )

Latest Edition: 11/03/2010 @ 10:35:00
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 20/03/2010 @ 01:43:44, By darthj
The only true reason why the Belgian government is so eager to apply those black digits on white background plates is that they have found out that those plates are better readable by the many expensive-ticket-issuing traffic cameras. If there is such a camera on each street corner in the Netherlands, in Flanders they also put an extra camera inbetween street corners. Wallonia was somewhat lagging behind but is catching up fast.

A free front plate is easy to obtain at many garages/ vehicle dealers, you only have to buy a new car there ...
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 20/03/2010 @ 10:07:54, By antp
Yes, indeed for the front plate you often get it when buying the car (though that I had to buy one when they forced everyone to switch to reflective plates: I bought my car just before that)
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 02/04/2010 @ 00:43:13, By chicomarx
Found these two photos on the internet. They must be from the future.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/politie.jpg
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/politie2.jpg

Ugly.
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 03/04/2010 @ 14:39:12, By BeanBandit
Compared to German EU plates, the font looks OK.
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 03/04/2010 @ 22:56:14, By chicomarx
That is still the old Belgian font, it will be changed as well.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/numberplate-belgium-specmn.png

Based on DIN 1451. And it's not the proposed combination either, so probably not what the new plates will look like.

New French plates btw: (with added box for département)

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/1-transport-automobile-immatriculat.jpg
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 08/05/2010 @ 23:06:16, By chicomarx
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 25/05/2010 @ 11:12:23, By ingo
A friend from my license-plate-collector's forum has seen recently a quite new Porsche 911 with the Belgian plate 4.S.911.
Isn't that a very old combination? And is it possible to get such old ones today a personalized plaes?
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 25/05/2010 @ 13:59:23, By antp
That's combination from the 60s but still valid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_Belgium#History
The 5-digit combination are more expensive but still available as personalized plates
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 25/05/2010 @ 22:48:48, By chicomarx
873 euro for a combination of five characters or 620 euro for a six character plate. About 1700 are registered per year, so that's a minimum of 1,000,000 euro extra cash for the royal family. Most of it goes to haircuts.
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 20/07/2010 @ 14:34:37, By antp
http://www.rtbf.be/info/belgique/politique/plaques-europeennes-rouge-rubis-sur-blanc-et-une-ambiance-africaine-a-tervuerenpo (French text, sorry)
In the end, they will keep the red-on-white color, even if they become larger

Latest Edition: 20/07/2010 @ 14:34:50
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 20/07/2010 @ 18:53:02, By chicomarx
Ruby red in stead of the current red... Typical compromise.

I'm glad they're not black on white (or worse yellow) though.

With video: http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/989/Binnenland/article/detail/1135331/2010/07/20/Na-twee-jaar-discussie-blijven-nummerplaten-rood-wit.dhtml
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 17/09/2010 @ 14:41:58, By antp
sad fo the green "CD" which disappear :grin:
I wonder why they just added a digit and kept current system for all plates (except eur/euro plates)
It really looks like a useless change.
They could have used one of the number ranges for special purposes (taxis, bikes, trailers, etc.)
And poor bikes who will get a gigantic plate.
And why don't the royal, parliament etc. get a plate in the same range as euro plates? That's not fair that they can keep their short number :oh:
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 17/09/2010 @ 19:40:42, By ingo
Linked 10 minutes ago from a Luxemburgish member in my plate-collector-forum:

La Belgique est le dernier pays de l'UE à appliquer le système de plaques européennes. "Il était absolument temps" de passer au nouveau format, a déclaré M. Schouppe lors d'une conférence de presse qui s'est tenue à Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, dans les locaux de la société OTM (Office Technique des Markings), fournisseur des plaques d'immatriculation officielles depuis une trentaine d'années. La dernière plaque de la série actuelle - 999-CFQ - a été produite vendredi matin. La première nouvelle plaque, présentée par M. Schouppe, portera le numéro 1-AAA-001. La production démarrera réellement dans quatre semaines, le temps d'adapter les machines actuelles et d'installer une nouvelle ligne.

Short translation: today was the last old-style Belgian plate issued.
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 17/09/2010 @ 23:59:24, By chicomarx
What's most pointless is adding a "1 - " to fill up space.

The lay-out

1 - AAA - 123

would look nicer like this

AAA - 1234

with exactly the same number of combinations. (Far more than necessary)

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/media_l_3876112.jpg
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/media_xl_3876101.jpg

I didn't know the old plates were orange. Obviously made extra pale for the photo.

Latest Edition: 18/09/2010 @ 03:05:03
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 18/09/2010 @ 01:13:19, By antp
What I wonder is why they did not change the font, now that there is lots of space on the plate.
That font is awful, in many other EU countries the plates are much more readable.
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 22/09/2010 @ 17:28:39, By chicomarx
@Ingo, here's a video you might find interesting as a plate collector: http://www.rtlinfo.be/videos/filinfo/212512 (in French)
It shows the machinery of the DIV and pressing of the new EU plates.
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 22/09/2010 @ 20:23:26, By ingo
So you are nowadays also in the hands of the company Utsch from Siegen/Germany. It's the world's biggest maker of license-plates, active all around the world. They never let rivals alive. So the two small German companies, who wanted to offer plastic plates and a illuminated plate, were pressed by them from the market.

Their lobbyists are very aggressive, in a lot of transport-ministries on all continents.
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