Scots top car number plates list

People who have personalised number plates on their cars are most likely to live in Scotland, a survey has found.

Of the top 18 postcode districts where the number plates are popular, seven are in Scotland, according to the insurance company Elephant.

Topping the table are the villages of Fintry, Killearn and Strathblane in Stirlingshire, where 14.02% are said to have personalised number plates.

The Grimsby Docks in England is where drivers are least likely to have them.

Personalised number plates need to be approved by the DVLA and can cost in excess of 300.

The survey found owners of luxury cars were more likely to splash out on special number plates, with people who drive small cars the least likely to have them.

Stuart Lowes, managing director of Elephant, said: "Some people see them as a status symbol".

In second place are the villages of Anlaby and Kirk Ella near Hull where 11.98% of motorists have special number plates, while third is Llangefni in Anglesey, Wales, with 11.88%.

Other Scottish districts with a high percentage of drivers with personalised number plates include Dundee city centre, Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway and Pencaitland in East Lothian.

The survey said nursing home owners and local government chief executives were the occupations where motorists are most likely to have special number plates.

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