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Blue number plates

Postby gerryh » Wed May 22, 2019 4:40 pm

Recently I have seen a few blue rear number plates on Spanish registered cars.
What is the significance of the blue number plate?
Some have been on taxis, although the majority of taxis seem to have the normal white plate.
Some have been on what appears to be private cars, no small SP plate on them.
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Re: Blue number plates

Postby costakid » Wed May 22, 2019 5:28 pm

New system for taxis. A way of getting rid of illegal taxis in time.

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Re: Blue number plates

Postby gerryh » Wed May 22, 2019 6:21 pm

I wondered if that was the case.
But, as I said, also seen blue plates on cars that don't look like taxis.
I thought they might be private hire cars but didn't have a SP plate.
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Re: Blue number plates

Postby Manchesteral » Wed May 22, 2019 8:18 pm

Here in Las Palmas blue number plates indicate that the occupant is an M P or a high ranking government official.

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Re: Blue number plates

Postby costakid » Thu May 23, 2019 6:40 am

gerryh wrote:I wondered if that was the case.
But, as I said, also seen blue plates on cars that don't look like taxis.
I thought they might be private hire cars but didn't have a SP plate.
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I have seen some blacked out Mercedes with blue rear plates which would usually have SP on them but now have just blue rear plate. The may be just need the blue plate now. The blue plate on the white taxis is the new thing for sure to get rid of illegal taxis. I suppose you can only buy a blue plate with proof of taxi licence from a specialist company. Gov approved.

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Re: Blue number plates

Postby elusive » Thu May 23, 2019 8:36 am

Yeah blue plate replaces sp and is for taxis as said above

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Re: Blue number plates

Postby gerryh » Thu May 23, 2019 8:53 am

Thanks both.
Another ones of life's small mysteries cleared up. :thumbup: :clap:
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