I see a lot of experienced numberplate modders here, that brings me onto a question of mine. Dutch plates.
I am very specialised in Dutch numberplates, and I think the fact they display trucks with a B (00-BXX-0) and cars with G to Z (00-GXX-0 - 00-ZXX-0) is pretty good. But, there are some things that are not realistic. I don't know by any of these if it's hard to avoid.
1. Incorrect characters. While not using vowels (AEIOU) is a good idea, the letters C, M, Q, Y and W are only used on special occasions. Not on standard vehicles' numberplates.
2. More combinations. The current combination is 00-GXX-0. This combination has only been used from 2008 to 2012. The rest of the combinations are for cars: from DB-01-BB, DB-BB-01, 01-DB-BB, 01-GBB-1, 1-KBB-00, and since this year GB-001-B. I would like to see if it's possible to add those combinations.
If you are totally awesome, everything starts with B (no vowels so B is first) but the first character for normal cars is D (that would FI make DB-01-BB). Numbers "00" are not valid until 01-GBB-1, 00-GBB-1 is also possible. The final number, (B-1<-) goes from 1 to 9, avoiding 0. The 00-XXX-0 combination went from 01-GBB-1 to 99-ZZZ-9.
0-XXX-00 applies the same, only turned around. The 0 is not valid as first number, the 00 is valid as last number. Due to import plate reasons, this combination only has the begin characters K, S, T, X and Z. So it's like 1-KBB-00, 1-SBB-00, 1-TBB-00, 1-XBB-00, 1-ZBB-00.
The newest (XX-000-X) carries characterwise the same limitations as 00-XXX-0, so it's GB-001-B to ZZ-999-Z, only the "000" as middle numbers is not available, so 001 to 999.
On all of these combinations apply the following rules: begincharacter B is only for trucks and commercial vehicles, CMQY are not valid, neither are the vowels (AEIOU). Normal cars' plates go from DX-XX-XX to ZX-XX-XX (or apply another combi mentioned above.)
For trailers, the OX-00-XX combi that is currently used, minus CMQY characters, are fine as they are.
Exceptions for all combinations are the characters "SS" and "SD", for earlier mentioned reasons.
For trucks, only BX-XX-00 and 00-BXX-0 are used.
It's complicated, but I hope you can do something with it