Q

NUMBER PLATES. What are the new rules that came into effect on 1-10-2007? 

A

A registration plate will be deemed illegal and the driver prosecuted if:

The registration plate background is overprinted or shadowed with text e.g. vehicle manufacturer name.

A front registration plate does not have black characters on a white background.

A rear registration plate does not have black characters on a yellow background.

A registration plate obviously not displaying the name and postcode of the supplying outlet.

A registration plate obviously not displaying a BSAU 145d marking.

A registration plate obviously displaying a honeycomb or similar effect background.

A registration plate with a non-reflective border obviously wider than permitted or positioned too close to the characters.

A dual purpose registration plate displaying a symbol other than an acceptable international symbol or flag.

These are in addition to the spacing, size and typface regulations already in force. 

 

13-10-2011: Unfortunately is seems that the new law has proved to be virtually impossible to enforce.

Here is how to register an older car on the the registrtation it originally came with (for instance if it has neen put on, then taken off a cherished registration)

Registering a car on its original registration

 

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