Many of us have our own little motoring rituals, but would you ever let your superstitions influence your choice to purchase a new car?
Some of us would it seems, with an AA survey revealing concerns about the new 13 number plates being introduced by the DVLA next March.
In fact, nearly a third (29 per cent) of 20,029 respondents believe selling on your motor with an 'unlucky' plate could be an uphill struggle.
The DVLA had previously considered giving new car buyers continued access to the previous 62 plates to keep triskaidekaphobics happy, but recently canned the idea.
“Number plate superstition sounds silly but once they encounter a series of mishaps, new owners may begin to wonder. The flip side is that they drive more carefully and look after the car better,” says Edmund King, the AA’s president.
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