Vehicle registration plates of the Bahamas

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The Bahamas requires its residents to register their motor vehicles and display vehicle registration plates . [1] Current plates are North American standard 6 × 12 inches (152 × 300 mm). [2]

Motor vehicle self-propelled wheeled vehicle

A motor vehicle, also known as motorized vehicle or automotive vehicle, is a self-propelled vehicle, commonly wheeled, that does not operate on rails and is used for the transportation of people or cargo.

Vehicle registration plate Vehicle license plates

A vehicle registration plate, also known as a number plate or a license plate, is a metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle or trailer for official identification purposes. All countries require registration plates for road vehicles such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Whether they are required for other vehicles, such as bicycles, boats, or tractors, may vary by jurisdiction. The registration identifier is a numeric or alphanumeric ID that uniquely identifies the vehicle owner within the issuing region's vehicle register. In some countries, the identifier is unique within the entire country, while in others it is unique within a state or province. Whether the identifier is associated with a vehicle or a person also varies by issuing agency. There are also electronic license plates.

The text of the plates vary by island, with each island or group issuing their own plates. [3]

ImageFirst issuedDesignSloganSerial formatSerials issuedNotes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg
Harbour Island BAHAMAS 1977 slogan year - Flickr - woody1778a.jpg 1977IT'S BETTER IN THE BAHAMAS
Bahamas license plate 1987 graphic.png 1987
BAHAMAS 1992 FIRST LANDFALL ANDROS truck plate - Flickr - woody1778a.jpg 1992FIRST LANDFALL
Bahamas vehicle registration plate 1997.jpg 1997
Bahamas vehicle registration plate 2012.jpg 2012

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References

  1. http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/world/AT_BSXX.html
  2. http://plates.thegetchells.net/bahamas.php
  3. http://www.plateshack.com/y2k/Bahamas/bahamasy2k.htm