Agency exorcises biker’s 666 rego
A MAN in Sweden has been ordered to change his motorcycle license plates after authorities ruled his current registration number – 666 – is “offensive”.
The man, from Falkoping, southwest of Stockholm, has had the number registered since 2007.
However, the Swedish Transport Agency apparently had a change of heart when he tried to renew his registration.
The agency informed the man, who was not named, that the triple-six number would be de-registered.
“The number combination of 666 may be offensive to some,” authorities say in a letter to the motorcyclist.
“The Swedish Transport Agency therefore has decided that you are no longer entitled to these personal number plates.”
Agency rules stipulate that “a personal plate may not be designed if it causes offense or harm to anyone else”.
The number 666 is regarded by some to represent the Antichrist or the Devil. Some people take the number’s association with Satan so seriously that they assiduously avoid things related to triple six.