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        1/28/2013, Shevat 17, 5773

      Eighth Number to be Added to Licene Plates


      The Minister of Transportation, Israel Katz, appointed a special committee to work on implementing and extra digit onto new license plates in Israel. 

      Each year about 230,000 new vehicles are registered in Israel. According to the Ministry of Transport, combinations for existing license plates -  which feature a series of seven numbers -  will run out in about four years. 

      Accordingly, the Ministry decided to add an eighth number to license plates to enable more combinations, which means that if the number of new cars being registered remains around the same - 230,000 each year -  there will be enough new combinations to last the next fifty years.