Not Qatar… Victoria: Dan Andrews-run state sinks to a shocking new low as a motorist’s ‘DANOUT’ number plates are cancelled for being ‘offensive’ on the eve of election
- Peter paid and registered for DANOUT plates only to be cancelled by VicRoads
- Told days out from the Victorian state election his new plates were ‘offensive’
- Previously had RUDDUD plates approved, which are still registered to this day
A motorist has demanded answers after road authorities rejected his new registration plates because they take a cheeky swipe at Labor premier Daniel Andrews.
VicRoads cancelled his ‘DANOUT’ plates just days out from the state election as the Premier battles to convince voters to give him and his Labor government a third consecutive term.
Peter was bewildered to learn his new plates he’d already paid and registered for were ‘offensive’, especially when his other plates RUDDUD – in reference to former prime minister Kevin Rudd – were previously approved and are still used to this day.
‘Freedom of speech obviously not allowed in Victoria,’ he told 3AW drive host Tom Elliott on Monday.
The controversial number plates (pictured) were paid for and registered before they were deemed ‘offensive’ by VicRoads
Peter said he was offered a refund for the cancelled plates.
‘I dunno, I’ll have to do something different now,’ he said.
‘I’m very annoyed. I don’t know how I’ve got away with all these years since 2008 with the plates RUDDUD.’
‘I’ve still got them. I’ll tell you, back in 08, they were a big hit in Canberra.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted VicRoads for comment.
Elliott and many listeners didn’t believe the plates were offensive.
‘What is this state coming to? What is so offensive about this? If these kinds of things are so offensive to Dan and band of followers then why don’t they ban all the political ads? I bet if the plate read DANIN it wouldn’t have been an issue?,’ one woman commented.
The registration plates were cancelled days out from the state election. Pictured is Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews with wife Catherine
Others urged Peter to contest the decision.
‘If those plates were so offensive, they shouldn’t have been granted in the first place. I’d fight it,’ one woman wrote.
Another added: ‘Reregister the car, but KEEP the plates, could be worth a quid later on.’
Before they were cancelled, photos of the offending plates on a Holden Commodore plastered with Sack Daniel Andrews and save Victoria stickers did the rounds in Melbourne and have since gone viral.
‘The perfect license plate doesn’t exi… oh wait. F*** GOLD!’ a Victorian crime Facebook page posted.
Fellow Victorians have urged the motorist to contest VicRoads’ decision