Why Should I Replace My Number Plate?

Why Should I Replace My Number Plate?

Number plates are designed to be clear and easy to read – so that vehicles are easily recognisable. If your number plate has been damaged and the letters/numbers aren’t as easy to read as they should be then you could land yourself in hot water. There are a number of rules surrounding number plates – the font has to be correct, the size of the letters, the spacing between them and the way that they are displayed are all legislated. If your number plate doesn’t match this then you could risk a hefty fine.

Replacing Number Plates is Easy

When you look at how easy it is to get hold of number plates and even fit them to your vehicle, you’ll see that there is no reason to risk a fine in this way. You can easily buy road-worthy number plates from online retailers, many of which will get it shipped to you for delivery the very next day. They often come with fitting kits which means that you can easily fit it to your own vehicle, even if you have never done this before!

With it being so easy, there really is no excuse to risk getting into trouble by driving around with a damaged number plate.

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Replacement Number Plates From eBay?

Can I Buy A Replacement Number Plate From eBay?

These days we’re much more used to shopping for our goods online – which means that we’re much more comfortable when it comes to shopping around and hunting out bargains.

For many people, turning to multi selling sites as Amazon and eBay is the first choice, because you can get everything you need from one central place – shopping made easy!

Whilst there is technically no legal reason why you can’t buy a number plate on eBay, it isn’t as easy as saying a resounding ‘yes you can’.

What many people do not realise is that there are two types of number plate – display plates and road worthy plates. When you are shopping for number plates on eBay you can’t really be 100% that it is going to be road worthy and legal. You’re taking a big risk by displaying the wrong type of number plate on your car, because it is you that will get into trouble with the law and not the person you bought from.

Staying Safe

The best thing you can do is shop around and make sure that you buy from a company that is registered with the DVLA and gives you reassurance that the number plate you are buying is road worthy and legal. There are lots of retailers online that offer this – so you can still sit at home and shop online!

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Rules Surrounding A New Number Plate

The Rules Surrounding A New Number Plate

Whether you just want to replace your number plate, or the one of your vehicle is broken it stands to reason that you are going to want to make sure you go about it the wrong way.
Plate Rules and Legal Requirements
When it comes to displaying number plates on vehicles, there are a number of rules surrounding this. Lots of them refer to the font and spacing used and are in place to make sure that number plates are easy to read.
Size Guidelines are:

Height 79mm
Width 50mm
Stroke 14mm
Side margin 11mm
Top & bottom margin 11mm
Space between characters 11mm
Space between groups 33mm

Buying Replacement Number Plates

If you are buying a replacement number plate you need to make sure you are buying from the right place. Buying road worthy number plates is essential – because many retailers sell ‘fun’ number plates which aren’t designed to be displayed on vehicles.
Looking online and making sure that the replacement number plate company you use follows the DVLA number plate regulations and rules is essential. If you display a number plate on your car that doesn’t fit the legalities then you could land yourself in hot water and even a hefty fine!

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Milton Keynes – Bletchley Fines

Tuesday 16 July 2013, 10:00am

Bletchley Neighbourhood team along with partner agency Partners Against Crime (PAC) and officers from Milton Keynes Roads Policing carried out an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operation at MK1 Shopping site in Bletchley on Saturday 6 July.

Store managers had raised concerns over shopliftings taking place and suspects leaving in vehicles. Over 2,000 vehicles passed through the operation and officers dealt with 84 alerts.

The following offences were dealt with:

One vehicle had a bald tyre – £60 fine and three penalty points
One driver was driving a motor vehicle otherwise in accordance with a licence – £60 fine and three penalty points
One Vehicle was displaying incorrect number plates – £30 fine.

PC David Clifford-Smith said “We will arrange operations like this to support our local stores and offer crime prevention advice to members of the public.”

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Illegal number plate crackdown Luton

In a month-long campaign 60 Bedfordshire drivers were given a formal penalty for using a mis-represented number plate on their vehicle.

Depending on the circumstances, they received a fixed penalty ticket, a vehicle defect rectification notice or a police warning.

Officers from the ANPR Intercept Teams (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) and Road Policing Units of Hertfordshire Constabulary, Bedfordshire Police and Cambridgeshire Constabulary joined forces for the campaign, called Operation Dragon, which ran throughout March.

Number plates that are difficult to read correctly are illegal and make it difficult to identify vehicles that are involved in crime, for example, tracing a stolen car or a vehicle used in a getaway after a robbery.

As part of Operation Dragon, ANPR officers looked out for motorists with number plates that:

• displayed adjusted fixings or bolts which alter spaces or obscure characters to appear as something else

• used any font that is not the standard DVLA approved ‘Charles Wright’ font

• used offensive wording

• were not easily readable or recognised by the naked eye.

Number plates should correctly be made from a reflective material. Front number plates must display black characters on a white background and rear number plate must display black characters on a yellow background.

ANPR Manager in the joint Beds & Herts Road Policing Unit, Inspector Andy Piper, said: “ANPR teams across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire work hard to keep their counties safe and tackle criminals coming into these areas to commit crime.

“Addressing misrepresented registrations is a very important part of this on-going work. The month long crack-down across the three counties, when we specifically targeted this particular offence, will be repeated in the summer but is something we look out for on a daily basis.

“If you are displaying a number plate which is illegal, you will be pulled over and could face a fine of up to £1,000. I would therefore urge anyone using a misrepresented plate, or who is not aware of the permitted layout, to familiarise themselves with the correct format and change it as soon as possible.”

http://www.luton-dunstable.co.uk/News/Illegal-numberplate-crackdown-yields-results-11052012.htm

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Number Plates UK

Number Plates

All cars in the United Kingdom have two number plates attached to them. There is a white one of the front of the vehicle for example and a yellow one on the back. Unfortunately though thieves target number plates from cars with many being stolen from all over the country.

Huddersfield is just one area that is fighting back against crime, with the help of the West Yorkshire Police and the Local Ford Dealership Polar Ford. On Wednesday 6th February anti-tamper number plate screws can be fitted to vehicles in the local area completely and utterly free of charge.

Chris Sheard who is an Inspector with the Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team had the following to say earlier this week. Speaking to The Huddersfield Daily Examiner Inspector Sheard said, “We support schemes such as this in helping the local community take measures to help combat vehicle crime. Using tamper proof screws will make it much harder for number plates to be stolen.”

Number plates are often stolen for a number of reasons, with the main ones being speeding tickets and driving off from petrol stations without paying for fuel.

Paul Darwell who works at the Polar Ford Dealership was also quick to endorse the scheme and urged people to take the company up on their free offer. Mr Darwell said, “Swapping out standard screws for the anti-tamper variety is a very quick, yet effective way to deter number plate thieves and we’re very pleased to be able to provide this free service.”

So the message is if you live in Huddersfield and the surrounding areas get down to the Polar Ford Dealership as quick as you can on Wednesday 6th February and get your car fitted with the anti-tamper number plate screws. In doing so you will be doing your bit to fight crime and keep the thieves at bay.

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Personalised Number Plates Information

If you have never owned a personalised number plate for your vehicle before then there are a few questions that you may need answers to. Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions along with their answers.

If I purchase a personalised number plate do I have to inform my insurance company?

Yes it is important that you inform your car insurance company of any change in the vehicle number plates. If you were to make a claim for your vehicle from the insurers where the car was deemed to be beyond repair and written off, then you would still own the number plate registration for that vehicle.

Can I transfer my personalised number plate to any vehicle that I own in the future?

Yes you are able to transfer your personalised number plates to any car you own as long as it is the same age as the car you own now or it is younger than the car you own now; it is not possible to transfer it to a newer car than you already have. There will be a fee charged for the transfer and will include putting as number plate on the old vehicle you are taking the personalised number plate from.

What happens to the original number plates from my vehicle?

When you come to change your vehicle it may be possible to re-register the original number plate to the vehicle, so keep it in storage until such time. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to re-register using the original plates, sometimes a new plate will be issued just recognising the age of the vehicle.

Where can I get my personalised number plates made up?

You will have to have your personalised number plates made up by a recognised supplier that are registered with the DVLA. You will need to supply proof that the registration number is in fact yours, which could be the certificate of entitlement to a mark or a cherished transfer retention document as well as proof of your identity. www.Premier-Number-plate.co.uk

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