Over 8,000 personal car license plates registered in Norway

license plateslicense plates.Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix
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Up to May this year, 8,358 personal car license plates were sold in the country since the scheme was opened for such license plates in the summer of 2017.

Interest was greatest in the first year with 5,036 license plates sold. Sales are now at over 1,000 license plates a year, writes Stavanger Aftenblad.
When 2020 is over, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration expects a profit of NOK 49 million from the scheme since 2017. The surplus goes for work on national road safety campaigns – in line with the Parliament’s decision.

Parliament voted unanimously for the scheme in December 2014 following a proposal from the Christian People’s Party.

Ketil Solvik-Olsen (Frp) received the honor of introducing the scheme as Minister of Transport in June 2017. Knut Arild Hareide (KrF), who is currently Minister of Transport, responded after the introduction that Frp received the honor for KrF’s idea.

He describes the scheme today as a success

– “Many people have a great interest in cars and are concerned about car license plates being timely, whether it is a personal car sign or for vintage cars. That is why we are continuing to expand the scheme, to the benefit of all motorists, but perhaps especially those who have cars as a great hobby,” says Hareide.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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