Radio Taiwan Internatinal
Date: 16 April, 2019
By: Paula Chao
In Taiwan, a vanity license plate thought to be lucky can command a hefty price. As far as the Department of Motor Vehicles is concerned, this is a win-win situation- the department gets money and the rider gets good fortune.
What exactly makes a license plate “lucky”, though?
This Department of Motor Vehicles office in Banqiao has a selection of vanity license plates waiting for drivers to place a bid on. They all begin with three English letters: E-M-Y. The minimum bidding price has been set at NT$2,000 (US$66). As Taiwanese vanity plates go, that’s not much. [FULL STORY]