Bristol (PRWEB UK) 27 February 2013
A fear of the number 13 is playing on UK motorists’ minds this March.
The new licence plate change will usher in the number 13, which is unlucky for some, while a proportion of drivers have an actual phobia of the number 13 which is known as triskaidekaphobia.
In an AA poll of 20,000 members http://www.theaa.com/newsroom/news-2012/unlucky-13-number-plates.html
nearly a third were apprehensive about driving a vehicle with a 13 plate.
While 10% of those questioned about the plate said they did not want to buy a 13 plate, another 17% said they feared that the number would affect the vehicle’s resale value.
However that won’t have a bearing on DVLA policy as a spokesman told motoringresearch.co.uk: "There are no plans to move away from this series as there are no good reasons for doing so.
"We recognise that some superstitious motorists may be wary of buying a new car with the number 13, but any change to the current registration system would be costly to the taxpayer. We cannot justify skipping a number because of superstition."
The 13 plates come into circulation on March 1. If you are concerned about bad luck, but want to buy a new car, make sure you get yourself a comprehensive car insurance policy by contacting Go Skippy at http://www.goskippy.com