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Old Posted May 6, 2010, 12:57 AM
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000-AAA License Plates almost expired

Just seen an ###-XAA series plate, and figured that within the year, a new set of plate coding will come out. I was issued an LHL plate in January 2009, and now we are in the X's.

Therefore, I am curious as to what ICBC's plan will be in the future when the next series plates run out. It could be AAAA-000 like Ontario, or AAA-0000 like Quebec. I think those are the only two options.

And wouldn't it be neat if the Olympic type plates became the main ones? I find the current ones somewhat bland, especially since they've been present since 1985. Guess we'll see what happens.
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Old Posted May 6, 2010, 1:08 AM
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The existing ones have got a really clean look; I like them. I find the Olympic ones way too busy.

I'm sure they'll start doing like Ontario and go to XXXX-111 type numbering at some point.
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why not like Albertas? they'res is random like Californias. I like those. If we copied Ontarios, then there would be little to tell the two license plates apart.
And I also think we need to drop the Beautiful and just have it say british columbia. Maybe on the bottom put Beautiful or something, but the writing is waaay to small and the font is too blah
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Old Posted May 6, 2010, 1:29 AM
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that's ok, I have AA-XXXX

although i am curious what the difference is between that and the XXXX-AA plates. anyone know?
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Old Posted May 6, 2010, 1:34 AM
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why not like Albertas? they'res is random like Californias. I like those. If we copied Ontarios, then there would be little to tell the two license plates apart.
And I also think we need to drop the Beautiful and just have it say british columbia. Maybe on the bottom put Beautiful or something, but the writing is waaay to small and the font is too blah
http://www.beyond.ca/new-alberta-lic...ayed/1582.html

That says different.

Maybe "the best place on earth" could get put on the license plate. Although that may offend people who aren't BC locals when they see a BC plate in their province/state.
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Old Posted May 6, 2010, 1:36 AM
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that's ok, I have AA-XXXX

although i am curious what the difference is between that and the XXXX-AA plates. anyone know?
http://www.bcpl8s.ca/Truck.htm This gives you the answer.

Basically just they ran out of options in one way, so they started the other a few years ago.
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I got a XXX-TAK in late November...so that was rather fast.
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I think there is a bad assumption in this thread: that the plates are given out in alphabetical order. I was issued MDG in 2008. How do you reconcile this with the fact that go_leafs got LHL in 2009?

Also, aren't almost all of the older letters-first plates available for re-issuing by now? i.e. AAA-000 format as was exclusively used in the 60's through 90's.

Anyway, it's not an intractable problem. The next step will be to intersperse letters and numbers, like our postal codes. Then the next step after that would be to replace the dash with a seventh letter, as done in California. Seven letters would probably last us until the extinction of the automobile.
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Old Posted May 6, 2010, 6:40 PM
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I think there is a bad assumption in this thread: that the plates are given out in alphabetical order. I was issued MDG in 2008. How do you reconcile this with the fact that go_leafs got LHL in 2009?

Also, aren't almost all of the older letters-first plates available for re-issuing by now? i.e. AAA-000 format as was exclusively used in the 60's through 90's.

Anyway, it's not an intractable problem. The next step will be to intersperse letters and numbers, like our postal codes. Then the next step after that would be to replace the dash with a seventh letter, as done in California. Seven letters would probably last us until the extinction of the automobile.
M** series plates are Olympic plates, Therefore, you won't see a single L Olympic plate, nor a standard M plate.
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I think there is a bad assumption in this thread: that the plates are given out in alphabetical order.
Spot on. From what I've seen, not only are they not issued in strict order, but different regions of BC often get different blocks of numbers/letters.
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With the AAA-000 format there are 17, 558, 424 possible combos. With the addition of the 000-AAA that brings us to 35,116,848 possible plates. We should be good for a while.
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With the AAA-000 format there are 17, 558, 424 possible combos. With the addition of the 000-AAA that brings us to 35,116,848 possible plates. We should be good for a while.
I won't doubt your math, and thank you for restoring some sanity to this "sky is falling" thread.
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my plates before i was given 3 choices 028 027 and 029 and tha letters my new ones are olympic plates

I like the red ones (consulate plates) - they really stand out


www.bcpl8s.ca
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Old Posted May 7, 2010, 12:42 AM
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Here's a nice link to the present ones.

http://www.bcpl8s.ca/Passenger-2002-2004.htm

Also explains that I am wrong. My bad. I thought they were going straight through AAA to ZZZ, instead they go through Letters in a different way, which I can't explain by typing, but an explanation on that link should explain things.
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I like the red ones (consulate plates) - they really stand out


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I agree, especially when you have it on a sports car, it looks great!
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I agree, especially when you have it on a sports car, it looks great!
I like lookign at one on a more classy car like BMW or Mercedes.
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my plates before i was given 3 choices 028 027 and 029 and tha letters my new ones are olympic plates

I like the red ones (consulate plates) - they really stand out


www.bcpl8s.ca

EWWWWW.....with THAT thing? that's fugly.

They definitely should use the Olympic plates as the template, perhaps without the inukshuk insignia? And replace "Best place on earth" with "Beautiful British Columbia" at the top.
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I like lookign at one on a more classy car like BMW or Mercedes.
The only cars that would match that plate would be cars in red or black. Looks so out of line in silver/white/yellow/green etc
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i miss the old blue plates BC used to have when i was a kid
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Old Posted May 9, 2010, 3:39 AM
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Before the 80's blue plates, there were 70's white plates... and I'm sure there were others before that.
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