When I heard this story I thought I was after traveling back in time to the 1850’s!

Apparently it is being reported that the Government is to trying to hide the fact that next year is 2013 and that they are set to bring in a new licence-plate system next year. This is because there are “fears” that a “13” (unlucky for some) registration number would negatively impact on car sales.

The solution according to the Wrath Fearing Triskaidekaphobic boffins, is to MASK the 13 with an extra 1 so you get “131”. This is a fear that has no bearing on anything.

I would gladly but a car in 2013 and it could be 13 W 1313 and I still wouldn’t care. Accidents are caused not by numbers but by speed, carelessness, drink, drugs, failure to drive in line with the road conditions and lack of observation …. not by your number-plate.

How many people were killed on Irish Roads between 2000 and 2012 because of their number-plate?

With the state of the country’s economic situation – this is what our money is being spent on!

Afraid of the Year 13 on Reg plates

Some future plans by the government include ;

  • A ban on all ladders greater than 4.5 feet incase people walk under them
  • Every Irish Citizen must carry a spare ‘pocket’ Magpie, just in case there is only one in front of them
  • All Mirrors sold in Ireland must be Unbreakable …. just in case
  • A Ban on using the number 13 in all Bingo Halls Nationwide and on the National Lottery

Rant over !

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