Number plates (also known as licence or registration plates) should show your vehicle registration number correctly. You should always ensure that your number plate is clean so that it can be read clearly not covered in dirt or exhaust. Damaged registration plates that cannot be read can result in being pulled over by the police and a failed MOT.
The current vehicle registration plate format was introduced in 2001. It consists of 2 letters, referring to the region in the country where your vehicle was first registered, followed by 2 numbers which tell you when the vehicle was issued, then 3 letters chosen at random.
It is possible to get theft-resistant number plates, which are designed to make it harder for someone to remove them from your vehicle and reuse them. For more information ask your local car dealer or registered number plate supplier about theft-resistant plates.
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