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More drivers buying personalised car number plates
Demand for personalised car number plates in Belgium is back on the rise - after the government decided that €2,000 was too much to pay.
Since the price was cut to €1,000 in the new year, the number of requests has averaged 470 per month. This compares with a monthly average of just 140 over the previous two years.
Personalised plates are relatively new in Belgium. Since they were introduced in April 2014, they have generated €19 million.
But last year's income was the lowest since launch, at €3.3 million, prompting the government to bring the price back down to €1,000.