Last year they banned number plates included BA68 TRD, SH68 GER, OR68 ASM and BO18 CKS. Now, it seems, the DVLA have eased up a bit. That’s because it has emerged that registration plates featuring the number 69 will appear on Britain’s roads after avoiding the DVLA’s censors.

Motorists will soon be left blushing when the range of plates accompany new cars rolling out from September. Every year, straight-laced officials at the DVLA draw up a list of banned plates to stop racial or political references as well as any swear words or rude phrases.

But vehicles registered between September 2019 and February 2020 will get the pick of some cheeky combinations, with several 69 plates sneaking past inspectors. Goodness only knows what cheeky combinations some creative types will come up with for some of the number plates that are on sale for up to £499 from the DVLA!