Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Which series are currently being issued? (28 March 2017)


         (28 March 2017, 9.05 p.m.)

Series issued today: SAX

Cars, square format: 1-CYY 43*; cars, small format: 1-AZS 55*

Dealers: 1-ZBA-711; square format: 1-ZRA 025 
[Because of a problem of data transfer between the Public Service for Mobility and the Public Service for Economy, commercial plates could not be issued between 10 and 27 March.]

Road tests: 1-ZZT-017; square format: 1-ZXA 048

Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 486

Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 359

Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-269; square format: 1-ZUZ 001

Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-554; square format: 1-ZZQ 003 

Index letters

CD: Corps Diplomatique

Cars: CD-AP-84*; square format: CD-YA 188; small format: CD-ZA 069

Motorcycles: CD-MA 064

G: agricultural vehicles

Tractor plates: G-LCA-97*; square format: G-LXJ 83*; small format: G-LZD 888

M: motorcycles

Small format: M-AKP 9**

O: oldtimers

Cars: O-ACV-36*; square format: O-AYJ 126; small format: O-AZG 603

Motorcycles: O-MAG 773

Trailers: O-QAA-120; square format: O-QYA 029; small format: O-QZA 001

Scooters, A Class: OSAA 619

Scooters, B Class: OSBC 483

Scooters, Micro cars: OSUA 101

Q: trailers

Long format: Q-AEJ-6**; square format: Q-AYC 941; small format: Q-AZA 038

S: scooters

A Class, micro format (10 x 12 cm): SAEY 63* [NEW SERIES! First plate issued on 1 October 2016!]
Discontinued, small format: S-ABK-217 [Issuance seemed to be stuck again since 30 September…] 
[Update 10 October: it seems it was stuck because of skipped combinations because of the issuance of the new, micro format of scooter plates, 10 x 12 cm, as of 1 October 2016.] [Fewer plates were issued between 11 December 2016 and 10 January 2017 because of legal restrictions.]
[Plates S-ABH-108 to S-ABH-207 were skipped on 13 September for an unknown reason. The skipped numbers were issued on 22 and 23 September 2016, after issuance had reached S-ABJ-345. After S-ABH-207 was registered, issuance resumed at S-ABJ-346.]

B Class, micro format (10 x 12 cm): SBGJ 01* [NEW SERIES! First plate issued on 1 October 2016: SBCI 027!!! For an unknown reason, SBCI 027 followed S-BCC 990 as the first micro plate… Issuance continued up to SBCI 936 on 5 October 2016 and was followed by SBFA 001.]
Discontinued, small format: S-BCC 990 [Update 10 October: it seems issuance was stuck because of the issuance of the new, micro format of scooter plates, 10 x 12 cm, as of 3 October 2016.] [Fewer plates were issued between 11 December 2016 and 10 January 2017 because of legal restrictions.]

[On 23 September 2016, issuance stopped at S-BCB 999 for an unknown reason; the following numbers were not issued until 29 September… It is possible that either unknown skipped numbers were issued (although unlikely), or the DIV skipped forward to an undetermined series. Based on the unusually high amount of registrations on 29 September (650+ !), another hypothesis would be that issuance was simply blocked due to some programming bug and that no S-B plates were issued between 23 and 29 September; the DIV was catching up with the delayed registrations on 29 and 30 September. Since then, the system was stuck again… :(]

Pedelecs: SPAC 627 [NEW SERIES! First plate issued on 3 October 2016!]

Micro cars, micro format (10 x 12 cm): SUAK 385 [NEW SERIES! First plate issued on 3 October 2016!]
[Yet another problem: issuance seemed be stuck again since 30 September… Issuance actually stopped at S-UAD-875 and resumed at S-UAG 043 on 3 October, using the new micro format.] 
[On 20 December 2016, issuance stopped at SUAH 999 and resumed at SUAJ 501 on 21 December 2016.]
Discontinued: long format: S-UAD-875; small format: S-UZB 014.
[It seems there was a problem on 17 December 2015 because no plates were issued until 21 December 2015… No UAC plates were issued between 17 and 21 June 2016…]

Dealers: S-ZAA 010 [small format]
(S-ZAA 002 registered on 11 May 2015; S-ZAA 003 registered on 10 March 2016; S-ZAA 004 registered on 25 April 2016; S-ZAA 005 registered on 04 August 2016; S-ZAA 006 registered on 10 November 2016; S-ZAA 007 registered on 9 January 2017; S-ZAA 008 registered on 20 January 2017; S-ZAA 009 registered on 31 January 2017; S-ZAA-010 issued on 10 February 2017)

Test plates: S-ZZA 006 (S-ZZA 001 registered on 9 March 2015; S-ZZA 002 registered on 02 August 2016; S-ZZA 003 registered on 14 December 2016; S-ZZA 004 registered on 2 February 2017; S-ZZA 005 registered on 28 February 2017; S-ZZA 006 registered on 28 February 2017) [small format]

(For some (illogical) reason, scooter dealers do not get plates in the same style as other dealers, e.g. 1-ZSA-001 or 1-ZZS-001…)

T: paid transportation services

Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAD-764; square format: T-LYA 015; small format: T-LZA 037

Taxis: T-XAC-883; square format: T-XYA 003; small format: T-XZA 005

W: temporary plates ('World')

Cars, 2017: WA-17-BDI (total: 695 plates) [Skipped (7): AAP, AAS, AEL, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS; AY*, AZ*]; square format: WA-17-AZB (total: 2 plates)

Motorcycles, 2017: WM-17 AAG (total: 7 plates)

Trailers, 2017: WQ-17-AAA (total: 1 plate)

Scooters, 2017: WS-17 AAA (total: 1 plate)

X: export plates ('eXport') 

Cars: XA-17-FDS (total: 3,187 plates) [Skipped (29): AAP, AAS, AEL, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS, BEB, BIT, BOM, BOY, BSP, BUB, BWP, CAP, CDF, CDH, CDV, CON, CSP, CUB, CUL, CUT, CVP, DCD, DIK, DOM, FAG, FAT, FDF; AY*, AZ*, BY*, BZ*, CY*, CZ*, DY*, DZ*]; small format: XA-17-AZB (total: 2 plates)

Motorcycles: XM-17 AAL (total: 12 plates)

Trailers: XQ-17-AFD (total: 131 plates) [Skipped (3): AAP, AAS, AEL]

Export scooter plates [none yet; coding: XS-17-***] 

[Y: technical verifications (upcoming)]

[Z: dealers (upcoming)]

Most recent plate spotted by myself: 1-RXS-*** (spotted on 24 March 2017) 


Estimates for the next days (ordinary cars):

Wednesday 29 March: SAX, SAY, SAZ* 
Thursday 30 March: SBA, SBB, SBC, SBD* 
Friday 31 March: SBE, SBF, SBG, SBH* 
Saturday 1 April: SBJ* 
Monday 3 April: SBJ, SBK, SBL, SBN*

* Unless the DIV suddenly goes back to skipped JB*, JC*, JD* or LJ* series (see below).
[The letters I, M, O, Q and W are no longer in use.]
[Next skipped series: SEX (around the end of April 2017).] 
[1-T** plates should be issued as of August 2017.]
[1-TX* and 1-W** series will be skipped because they were previously used or reserved for taxis or motorcycles, repectively; besides, W is not being used anymore. 1-U** series might be skipped because they were originally reserved for trailers…]

Some problems occurred:
– plates ranging from 1-JBA-201 up to 1-JBZ-999 were skipped. Then, plates ranging from 1-JCA-001 up to 1-JCB-201 were issued, before plates ranging from 1-JCB-202 to 1-JDZ-999 were skipped as well for an unknown reason. The issuance of registration numbers resumed at 1-JEA-001.
– plates ranging from 1-LJA-001 to 1-LJH-999 were also skipped for no reason. 
It appears that these plates were simply not made because they have never been ordered to the plate maker in the first place. One can assume that a mistake occurred at the level of orders, i.e. at bpost level.


2016 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2016 at 11.59 p.m.):
  • Cars: 1-RHT-015; square format: 1-CYV 219; small format: 1-AZR 941
  • Motorcycles: M-AJX 253
  • Trailers: Q-ADY-865; square format: Q-AYC 631; small format: Q-AZA 033
  • Oldtimer cars: O-ACP-263; square format: O-AYH 539; small format: O-AZG 059
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MAF 915
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-109; square format: O-QYA 028; small format: O-QYA 001
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSAA 435
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSBB 689
  • Oldtimer micro cars: [none]; square format: O-SUW 002
  • Dealers: 1-ZAZ-996; square: 1-ZRA 023
  • Road tests: 1-ZZS-399; square: 1-ZXA 048
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 480
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 346
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-263; square: 1-ZUZ 001
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-539; square: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAC-576; square: T-XYA 003; small: T-XZA 005
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAD-310; square: T-LYA 014 ; small: T-LZA 033
  • Temporary cars: WA-17-ARM
  • Temporary motorcycles: WM-17 AAE
  • Temporary trailers: WQ-17-AAA
  • Temporary scooters: WS-17-AAA
  • Export cars: XA-17-BHZ; square: none; small: XA-17-AZA
  • Export motorcycles: XM-17-AAB
  • Export trailers: XQ-17-ABH
  • Export scooters: none
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AP-411; square: CD-YA 183; small: CD-ZA 069
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 057
  • Tractors: G-LCA-193; square: G-LXJ 429; small: G-LZD 853
  • Scooters, A Class: SAEP 864
  • Scooters, B Class: SBFY 479
  • Scooters, Pedelecs: SPAB 537
  • Scooters, micro cars: SUAJ 520
  • Scooter dealers: S-ZAA 006
  • Scooter road tests: S-ZZA 003 

2015 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2015 at 11.59 p.m.):
  • Cars: 1-LXZ-834 ; square format: 1-CYK 018; small format: 1-AZG 158 / 1-AZN 511
  • Motorcycles: M-AEZ 253
  • Trailers: Q-ACC-738; square format: Q-AYB 410; small format: Q-AZA 019
  • Oldtimer cars: O-ABL-085; square format: O-AYE 263; small format: O-AZD 365
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MAC 421
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-045 ; square format: O-QYA 018
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: O-SAA 002
  • Oldtimer scooters, B Class: O-SBA 018
  • Dealers: 1-ZAX-926; square format: 1-ZRA 020
  • Road tests: 1-ZZP-810; square format: 1-ZXA 033
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 444
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 307
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-236; square format: 1-ZUZ 001
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-492; square format: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAB-500; square format: T-XYA 002; small format: T-XZA 004
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAB-704; square format: T-LYA 005; small format: T-LZA 019
  • Temporary plates: 1-052998 (16)
  • Motorcycle temporary plates: 1-999 806 (15)
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AL-535; square format: CD-YA 164; small format: CD-ZA 063
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 023
  • Tractors: G-LBW-870; square format: G-LYC 173 (+ G-LXH-002 and G-LYZ-701); small format: G-LZD 622
  • Scooters, A Class: S-AAJ 808
  • Scooters, B Class: S-BAR 430
  • Scooters, micro cars: S-UAB-127; small format: S-UZA 301
  • Scooter dealers: S-ZAA-002
  • Scooter road tests: S-ZZA-001
Discontinued – highs:
  • Motorcycles: 1-MNS-916
  • Trailers: 1-QFJ-391, 1-QYD-313, 1-QZA-051
  • Oldtimers: 1-OBX-098, 1-OYK-609, 1-OZH-338
  • Oldtimer trailers: 1-OQA-058
  • Taxis: 1-TXF-234, 1-TXY-008, 1-TXZ-013
  • Rental cars with driver: 2-TXL-881, 1-TXH-036, 1-TXV-067 
  • International plates, cars: 8-AAV-526; 8-AYA-724; 8-AZA-461
  • International plates, motorcycles: 8-MAB-375
  • International plates, trailers: 8-QAA-099; 8-QYA-004
  • Temporary plates, cars:
    • 1-040399 (14) 
    • 1-051664 (15) 
    • 1-056570 (16)
    • 1-057002 (17)
  • Temporary plates, motorcycles:
    • 1-999 665 (14) 
    • 1-999 776 (15) 
    • 1-999 815 (16)
  • Scooter plates, small format:
    • A Class: S-ABK 217
    • B Class: S-BCC 990
    • Micro cars: S-UAD-875; small: S-UZB 014
  • Oldtimer scooter plates, small format:
    • A Class: O-SAA 102
    • B Class: O-SBA 529
    • Micro cars: O-SUW 002
  • 2016 temporary plates:
    • Cars: WA-16-BBF [649 plates]
    • Motorcycles: WM-16-AAJ [9 plates]
    • Trailers: none
    • Scooters: none
  • 2016 export plates:
    • Cars: XA-16-KCW [5,647 plates]; square: XA-16-AYA [1 plate]
    • Motorcycles: XM-16-AAN [14 plates]
    • Trailers: XQ-16-AHX [203 plates]
    • Scooters: none

 2014 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2014 at 11.59 p.m.):
  • Cars: 1-JJD-217; square format: 1-BYZ 082; small format: 1-AZK 071
  • Motorcycles: M-AAN 408
  • Trailers: Q-AAG-881; square format: Q-AYA 242
  • Oldtimer cars: O-AAD-951; square format: O-AYA 630; small format: O-AZA 501
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MAA 202
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-004 ; square format: O-QYA 004
  • Dealers: 1-ZAV-536; square format: 1-ZRA 019
  • Road tests: 1-ZZO-087; square format: 1-ZXA 027
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 399
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 263
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-213; square format: 1-ZUZ 001
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-441; square format: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAA-252; square format: T-XYA 001; small format: T-XZA 001
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAA-317; small format: T-LZA 006
  • Temporary plates: 1-042761 (15)
  • Motorcycle temporary plates: 1-999 710 (15)
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AJ-558; square format: CD-YA 135; small format: CD-ZA 051
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 004
  • Tractors: G-LBR-858; square format: G-LXE 199; small format: G-LZD 157
  • Scooters, A Class: S-AAD 368
  • Scooters, B Class: S-BAF 338
  • Scooters, micro cars: S-UAA-364; small format: S-UZA 087

(Total chaos for tractor plates: between 9 and 14 October 2014 combinations skipped in August were issued, ranging from G-LYY-375 to G-LYY-531. Then the issuing process went back to G-LXC-003 until G-LXE-004 [1999 plates]. On 16 December 2014, the DIV started issuing skipped combinations again, as of G-LYY-532 until G-LYZ-024. On 23 December 2014, issuance resumed as of G-LXE-005. Once G-LXE-999 had been reached on 23 January 2015, issuance went back to G-LYZ-025. On 27 January 2015, a leap from G-LYZ-091 to G-LXF-001 occurred. After reaching G-LXG-001 on 26 Januray 2015, issuance went back to G-LYZ-092 and continued until G-LYZ-562 on 19 May 2015, then plates following G-LXG-002 started being issued until 6 November 2015 with G-LXH-002. Then, as of 9 November 2015, issuance resumed at G-LYZ-563. It continued up to G-LYZ-701 on 16 December 2015, then issuance went back to G-LYC-103 and following, because some 300 plates had been skipped in October 2013!!!!!!!  "It's a complete and utter shambles!" [Lord Sugar] G-LYC-402 was issued on 16 February 2016 and was followed by G-LYZ-702. Issuance continued up to G-LYZ-998; then, G-LXH-003 followed. This means that G-LYZ-999 is the only plate in the G-LY* range that has never been issued.)

Monday, March 20, 2017

News: "55 per dag: afgelopen drie jaar meer dan 58.000 nummerplaten gestolen" (De Morgen)

55 per dag: afgelopen drie jaar meer dan 58.000 nummerplaten gestolen

De afgelopen drie jaar zijn er 58.878 kentekenplaten van auto's en moto's gestolen. Dat blijkt uit cijfers die CD&V-Kamerlid Franky Demon opvroeg.

Het aantal gestolen platen bleef tijdens die periode wel ongeveer stabiel. In 2013, 2014 en 2015 werden jaarlijks gemiddeld 19.626 kentekenplaten gestolen. Dat het aantal gestolen nummerplaten stabiel blijft, ziet Demon niet direct als een positief gegeven. "Deze diefstallen moeten omlaag. Vandaag wordt te weinig stilgestaan bij de gevolgen die de diefstal van een nummerplaat met zich meebrengt. Burgers moeten hierover beter geïnformeerd worden", zegt hij.

De gevolgen van een gestolen kentekenplaat zijn niet min. Eerst en vooral komt er een hele administratieve rompslomp bij kijken voor de eigenaar van de gestolen nummerplaat. Bij aangifte van diefstal wordt de kentekenplaat geschrapt uit het voertuigenregister en moet het slachtoffer wachten op een nieuwe nummerplaat waardoor hij even niet de baan op kan.

De meeste nummerplaten worden niet per se gebruikt om op een gestolen wagen of vluchtauto te hangen. Heel vaak worden ze ook gebruikt om onbetaald te gaan tanken of om aan snelheidsboetes te ontsnappen. "Dit betekent dan ook dat die boetes bij de eigenaar van de kentekenplaat terechtkomen die op die manier nog eens slachtoffer wordt. Bovendien kan de echte dader zo zelden opgepakt worden", geeft Demon nog mee.

Bron: DeMorgen.be

News: "Près de 59.000 plaques d'immatriculation volées en 3 ans" (SudInfo.be)

Près de 59.000 plaques d'immatriculation volées en 3 ans

Entre 2013 et 2015, 58.878 plaques d’immatriculation ont été volées en Belgique, ressort-il de chiffres communiqués par le député CD&V Franky Demon.

Les chiffres sont restés stables d’une année à l’autre, 19.626 plaques ayant été dérobées en moyenne chaque année. Cette stabilité n’est pas forcément une bonne nouvelle car «les chiffres doivent baisser. A l’heure actuelle, on ignore trop souvent les conséquences du vol d’une plaque d’immatriculation. Les citoyens doivent en être mieux informés», a souligné Franky Demon.

Ces plaques volées sont la plupart du temps utilisées pour passer à la pompe sans payer ou pour échapper à des amendes pour excès de vitesse.

Source: SudInfo.be