Perth driver’s cheeky number plate goes viral

Downright rude or innovative? Either way, one Perth driver’s car has gone viral for its provocative plate.

In a submission to the infamous Bell Tower Times 2.0, Facebook user Jeffrey spotted a Kia Sportage with an unusual custom plate.

At a glance the plate which reads 37OHSSV appears to be pretty plain, unobtrusive even, but that is not actually the case.

If you flip the plate upside down you’ll discover that the combination of red numbers and letters spells out a**hole.

Naturally, the shocking plate went viral online with more than 2000 shares and almost 1000 comments, almost entirely praising the vehicle owner’s creativity.

“This is so clever and hilarious,” one user wrote.

“That’s the best I’ve ever seen,” another chimed in.

“That is brilliant, I love it,” a third said.

What’s more impressive is how this driver managed to get past state transport officials after almost 1000 applications for personalised number plates were deemed too offensive for WA road users to see in the last financial year.

Among those rejected over the last 12 months were GEN3CID, SAUC3D, and RAMP4GE.

One particularly naughty one — F4K3 T4X1 — references a pornography site while BUYAGRAM was a reference to purchasing drugs.

A majority of customised plate holders are men making up 71 per cent of the market while the average age is 41.

The top 3 suburbs in WA for personalised number plates are Baldivis, Canning Vale and Byford.

This story originally appeared in PerthNow and was reproduced with permission

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