Sam and Dan are the most searched for personalised plates this year
Personalised plates are continuing to prove popular across the UK in 2020, despite the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
That’s according to the DVLA, which has revealed that it is selling one personalised plate per minute as the Christmas period approaches.
So far in 2020, the most-searched-for terms on the DVLA’s website are mostly names, with Sam taking the crown with 33,758 searches.
This was followed by searches for Dan (30,986 searches), Tom (23,251) and Amy (19,288). In fact, only two of the top 10 searches aren’t names, with ‘boss’ and BMW drawing searches of just over 19,000 apiece.
Damian Lawson, head of DVLA personalised registrations sales, said: “The figures we have released in the run up to the festive season show that personalised registrations continue to prove popular with customers and many people find them the perfect gift or accessory to their car.
“With more than 50 million registrations available on the DVLA Personalised Registrations website, and prices starting at just £250, there are almost endless combinations to suit any person’s taste or budget.”
The DVLA announced that is has sold close to 370,000 in 2020 already. The most common are names, but the DVLA has said that other key reasons for buying a personalised plate include promoting a business or showing support for a particular football team.