THE latest list of car registrations banned for being too rude has been revealed.

The DVLA has blacklisted hundreds of offensive 2018 number plates before they went on sale at the start of this month.

Swear words, sex acts and racist slurs all feature on the X-rated list.

These include **18 OOB, BL18 JOB, TA18 BAN, VA18 NAS and BU18 SHT.

Any plates that feature SEX, BUM or ASS at the end are automatically excluded every year.

Other set four letter and five letter combos are also banned like TO** SER, SL** UTS and BO** MBS.

Each year brings with it a fresh chance to spell out rude messages when plates change in March and September.

The DVLA meets twice a year ahead of these dates to rule out registrations deemed offensive, embarrassing or poor taste.

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Also banned this year were BR18 ERY, BO18 CKS, NN18 GER, RO18 BER and PU18 BES.

Occasionally a few slip through the net like JH11 HAD - which was spotted in South Wales last June - before being removed from the roads.

Registration experts also take prized plates out of circulation that might net a fortune at auction.

Last year the DVLA raked in £111million from personalised plates with buyers clambering for names and initials - some paying thousands each.

A DVLA spokesperson said: "The vast majority of registration numbers are made available but the Agency holds back any combinations that may cause offence, embarrassment or are in poor taste.

"Many people enjoy displaying a personalised registration number and there are over 50million registrations available on our website with almost endless possibilities of combinations to suit a person’s taste, interests and budget with prices starting at just £250."