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Bid to ban the number 13 on new Irish cars

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:50 PM


Ireland's motor industry is backing calls to scrap the use of the number "13" in new cars' number plates because it might put off superstitious car buyers.

Irish number plates carry the year of the car's registration as well as the country in which it was registered.

Keen to head off a dip in sales next year, 2013, the industry wants to replace the "13" on the plate.

Fear of the number 13 is called Triskaidekaphobia. On some housing estates, there is no number 13 and high-storey buildings sometimes go from a 12th to a 14th floor, skipping out the 13th.


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