Now all attention seeking owners of flashy cars can now display their names on their trophys LEGALLY. Earlier this week Minister for Transport Amos Kimunya announced:
“A person may apply to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to be issued with personalised number plates upon payment of the fees prescribed in the First schedule,”
The new rules state that
1.Anyone who desires personalised plates for their cars will pay 100,000 to originally get the plates, and 50,000 to replace lost plates.
2.The above rule is applicable for private vehicles, PSVs, cargo vehicles, ambulances, funeral hearses, diplomatic vehicles, tractors and heavy machinery.
3.The personalised plates should consist of a maximum of SEVEN letters, embossed in blue, with a reflective white background for both front and back plates.
4.Forbidden characters: The letters "O" and "I" cannot be used, instead should be replaced with the numbers "1" and "0". Also anything deemed offensive/abusive in any language, symbols and signs are forbidden.
So look forward to seeing more personalised plates on the streets around your town. Starting with all flashy and gawdy celebrities that come to mind, wanna-be celebrities too, tacky rich kids, egotistical MPs/businessmen and women, nouveau-riche athletes, loud club owners/promoters and the like. People who feel they need to announce their entry and exit into places with their fancy car, despite often having dark tinted windows and speeding at ridiculous speeds. The irony of it all.
A few I suspect I'll be seeing soon: ANY car from Jaguar, Jua Cali's brand new Chrysler Crossfire, Ringtone's Range Rover, whatever Ian Mugoya drives. Am i right?
Let the displays of vanity begin!!! Will you be getting one?