Below is a table showing the commencing month and year of the vehicle car plate prefix series providing an estimate on the age of the vehicle number plate.
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Before any motor vehicles can be driven on the public road in Singapore, the vehicle must be registered with Land Transport Authority. A license vehicle number plate made up of prefixes and numbers will be allocated to the owner’s motor vehicle as a way of labeling and identify the vehicle and its owner. Since there is no two identical vehicle number plate, the combination of numbers and prefix also makes each number plate unique in its own way.
In the history of Singapore, according to an article by The Straits Time, the first single S vehicle number plate was recorded in the year 1906. There were few motor vehicles in that era, so it took the Single S series about 66 years to end with the SY series in July 1972, then in August 1972, the Land Transport Authority started with EA series which exhausted in 1984 and that was when the S series was reintroduced with SBA in August 1984. Since the year 1906 to the present, there are more than 250 combinations of car plate prefixes.
Source: Records for S Series – 1906 to E series 1972 March are from various tabulation and contributions, EA series 1970s are from Land Transport Authority. If you have records to shows our data might be correct we would greatly appreciate it if you email us.