Blue car registration plates

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Blue car registration plates

Postby Capitan-Roberto » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:28 pm

Have noticed that there are a few cars on the Costa, not many, with blue coloured registration plates and white letters/ numbers rather than the common white with black letters and numbers. Definitely Spanish plates as I saw them on a local taxi this morning.
Curious to know the significance, if any, of the blue ones.
Anybody know?

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Re: Blue car registration plates

Postby Wicksey » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:34 pm

Taxis have now blue number plates.

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Re: Blue car registration plates

Postby elusive » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:17 pm

Yeah. Any private hire car, people carrier etc.

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Re: Blue car registration plates

Postby Capitan-Roberto » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:23 pm

:thumbup: :thumbup: Thanks - mystery solved. :thumbup:

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Re: Blue car registration plates

Postby costakid » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:12 pm

This was covered a couple of months ago. All taxis will have a blue rear plate to get rid of the illegal cabs operating.

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Re: Blue car registration plates

Postby spanish_lad » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:55 pm

the guardia should do another operation at malaga airport.. :wtf: :shh: :problem:
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Re: Blue car registration plates

Postby costakid » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:14 pm

I agree, I come through twice a month and get approached by illegal cabs every time. Not Spanish either.

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Re: Blue car registration plates

Postby Peztis » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:02 am

Like the others said, all registered taxis should have a blue plate. But there can still be some older taxis with ordinary plates, though (they will also need to change them soonest).

But if the number starts with OI, it is a Organismos Internacionales, i e not a taxi. That car has the same status as diplomatic car (which has a red plate red and starts with CD, Cuerpo Diplomático).

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Re: Blue car registration plates

Postby Capitan-Roberto » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:12 pm

Thanks for the extra information Peztis. Can’t say I have noticed either a OI or CD plate, but haven’t really been looking. Will do now though.
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Re: Blue car registration plates

Postby costakid » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:31 pm

Me neither. Only SP plates in our area.

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Re: Blue car registration plates

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:01 am

And of course there will be no illegal plate makers churning out blue plates?
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Re: Blue car registration plates

Postby costakid » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:29 am

Well possibly because the Chinese even copied the Range Rover Evoque. Looks quite good but I bet it drives like a tuk tuk


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