Chapter 14 : License Plates (an extra)
This post is a little extra to my CJ. Thought of playing around designing stuff and I thought that it'll be nice designing Tigeria's license plates. The Selbring International Airport is left with my last minute addition of the domestic terminal and thus should be ready in the next entry. Do stay tuned!
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Tigeria has a huge vehicle population. In a recent survey, every family owns a vehicle on average in Tigeria. Apart from the private vehicles, commercial vehicles and public vehicles hold a relative huge proportion to the vehicle population. Identifying each and every vehicle is thus a huge task for authorities.
In order to create a systematic, efficient and organised approach towards identifying vehicles, the Tigerian Government has came up with state alphabetical system. This took effect in 1946 when vehicle ownership started to increase as the industry and business grew after the World War.
The License Plates:
Private vehicles and public vehicles each have their own type of identification and license plates. Here is the format for the license plates in Tigeria. The centre letter of the first 3 letters will never be a vowel as vowels are reserved for Government designation.
Pic 1 : The standard format of a Tigerian vehicle license plate.
States and Regions classification (For private vehicles)
There are a total of 18 states in Tigeria. Thus every state is to have a unique starting alphabet to be designated for identifying purposes.
The State Classification
Examples of private vehicle plates :
Pic 2 : There are only 3 colour schemes for the license plates. White with black fonts, Black with white fonts or Yellow with black fonts. Using other coloured plates is deemed illegal.
Public and Special Vehicles
For public and special vehicles, they have their own designated starting letters regardless of which state they belong to. This is to create a standardised system between the different types of vehicles.
Pic 3 :
First plate : Is for taxis. The yellow strip at the top of the plate is present on all taxis.
Second plate : It is for Police Dept Vehicles. It has a navy blue strip at the top of the plate. The state identifier logo at the bottom right of the plate signifies the state the vehicle belongs to.
Third plate : It is for Fire Dept Vehicles. It is a unique red coloured plate. The state identifier logo at the bottom right of the plate signifies the state the vehicle belongs to.
Fourth plate : It is for Civic vehicles, which includes Ambulances. It has a red strip on the top of the plate. The state identifier logo at the bottom right of the plate signifies the state the vehicle belongs to.
Pic 4 :
First plate : Is for Public Buses. Private buses have the PH starting letters.
Second plate : It is for Trucks and trailers. The plates are standardised to yellow coloured.
Pic 5 :
First plate : It is for Military Vehicles. M starting letter is given to Military vehicles only. The license plates for the Military has no state name, crest or state identifier logo. It is also standardised as a black plate with white fonts.Second plate : It is for government vehicles. TIG is used as it stands for TIGERIA. Only government vehicles are entitled to TIG starting alphabets. Once TIG is exhausted, it will start with TIA and so fourth with I as the middle alphabet.
That's all i have for now!
Do stay tuned for the next entry as I bring you into Selbring International Airport!