For example:• '14' was introduced in March 2014 and '64' in September 2014• '15' in March 2015 and '65' in September 2015• '16' in March 2016 and '66' in September 2016In other words, if car has a '14' plate, it was registered between the beginning of March and the end of August in 2014, and a '64'-plate car was registered between September 2014 and the end of February 2015. The last three letters are randomly chosen and allocated to a dealership when the car is registered.
However, bear in mind some personalised plates don’t follow this system.
Marc, from Alderley Edge, Cheshire, said: 'I started getting phone calls from my car dealer, asking if I had been out that day in my Ferrari.
The March codes are easy to remember as they follow the year of registration (so a car registered in March – August 2016 has the number 16, a car registered from March – August 2005 has the number 05, etc.).
For cars registered in September – February, the code is the year (as of September) plus 50.
He told me that he'd had a number of calls from ladies who had spotted me driving my car and wanted to go out for a drink with me.'The odds are stacked against me ever getting those messages or those women ever finding me - so I started to think about how I could make it easier for people to get in touch.
This is the 21st century, it shouldn't be that difficult.''You might have seen someone driving a car you like, and want to get in touch.
These are changed every six months in March and September.