This system worked in theory but was soon altered in practice and by had been almost completely abandoned, with some states having run out of combinations. Generally vanity plates are not allowed to have profaneoffensive or obscene messages on them, and of course they must also be unique. Private passenger car registration plates have a white background with black letters and numbers. Further changes allowed the first two places, or the second place alone on the plate to be letters, allowingmore combinations mathematically. Daytime running lamp Headlamp sealed beam high-intensity discharge lamp Hidden headlamps Turn signals trafficators Rear position lamps Stop lamps Reversing lamps Safety reflector retroreflector.
All current plates are manufactured to uniform dimensions and are made of pressed aluminium, except for certain special series plates; the form of which differs by state and design.
'Asia' Number Plates
Both formats coexist temporarily. Besides these normal plates, there are also military plates for Army, Navy, Air Force, and also the Police. Taking a quick look at the number plates of Saudi Arabia or other Muslim counties shows that personalised number plates are much sought after. Some jurisdictions allow for these special plates to also be vanity plates, usually for an additional fee on top of the cost of the plate. The design of the plates remained the same untilwhen the road authorities decided on a new font which standardized the width of each character.