Driver’s hilarious lockdown number plates that are turning heads in Melbourne
- A Melbourne motorist received new licence plates which spelled out ISO 4ME
- He got the VicRoads plates by chance and couldn’t help but find the funny side
- Thousands on social media also thought the unfortunate plates were hilarious
A Melbourne man couldn’t help but see the funny side when he went to register his car and received very fitting number plates.
Victoria remains under strict stay-at-home orders after a second wave of COVID-19 cases sent Metropolitan areas into lowdown on July 8.
So when VicRoads handed the local motorist his new licence plates that spelled out – ISO 4ME – he thought it was all too fitting.
A Melbourne man couldn’t help but see the funny side when he went to register his car and received very fitting number plates (pictured)
‘I Went to VicRoads to register a vehicle of mine I’m selling,’ he posted to the Facebook group Humans of Melbourne.
‘I didn’t take much note of the plates as the woman passed them to me but I was shocked when I realised later what the plates said.
‘This says it all for every single person in Melbourne right now.’
The post received over 5000 likes and hundreds of comments with those in the group finding it hilarious.
‘Bet you they had a big laugh at these!’ one person wrote.
Others said: ‘Oh the irony.’ ‘Shame you can’t drive anywhere to show them off.’
One commenter pointed out that it was actually a very fortunate stroke of luck given the historical significance.
‘I wouldn’t sell the car with these! They may be worth a lot one day,’ the Facebook user said.
It’s not the first time a coronavirus-themed number plate has made it onto Australian roads.
In July, a flashy BMW with COVID-19 number plates was spotted in Adelaide after being mysteriously abandoned since the start of the pandemic.
The grey BMW sedan was spotted by Adelaide Airport worker Steven Spry, who believes the car has been parked there since ‘February or even earlier’.
In July, a flashy BMW with COVID-19 number plates was spotted in Adelaide after being mysteriously abandoned since the start of the pandemic
‘We seem to think it might be a long-haul pilot who has gone overseas and can’t get back,’ Mr Spry told ABC.
He explained that the vehicle was parked in the staff carpark which is only allowed for 48 hours.
‘It’s a high-end vehicle so it’s going to have to be someone on a fair dollar to get a vehicle like that, but you’d think a family member would have gone to get it.’
Once again social media users were quick to find the funny side of things.
‘Well the number plate worked because nobody has tried to steal it,’ one joked.
‘Probably stuck in Victoria!’ another commented.
‘Been tested, and now it’s in quarantine,’ someone else wrote.
‘It’s in isolation,’ another said.