Social media plays a significant role in many people's lives. It alerts them of possible danger and increase their vocabulary...
A BMW with personalized plates is making rounds on Twitter. It was hijacked in Nelspruit at gunpoint at around 20h00. @vehicletrackers is pleading with the general public to inform the police if they know where the car is.
Personalized number applies are a good way to express your individuality. A personalized plate allows you the opportunity to stand out from the crowd: be bold and express your own distinctive character. If chosen wisely, it’s a personalized gift that will highlight your unique identity, whether you’re travelling cross country or making use of your local car park. Plus, with general quality standards across mainstream vehicle markets having never been higher, it’s getting harder and harder to make your vehicle truly your own. Even so, owning a car with a personalized plates could also be putting you at risk. Owning and using one of these plates on your car could make you more of a target for thieves. Motorists that have a personalized number plates are 50 per cent more likely to have their vehicle stolen than those with a standard registration.
BMW cars are the most popular among personalized plate drivers, with 12% of all vanity plate owners driving this brand of car. However, despite the high number of people who own - or have previously owned - one, data reveals that a large portion of people feel they send out a negative message.
Owners of a personalized plate should also be conscious that in the event their vehicle is written-off or stolen and they make a claim on their insurance, the car will become the property of the insurer, along with the plate.
To avoid this happening, it’s vital the driver tells the DVLA and also the insurer that they wish to keep the plate. If they don’t do this and the car is sent to the scrap yard or the plate is sold on, they’ll lose all rights to use the personalized plate in the future.
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