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Registration Plates & Vehicle Identification Number





Your registraion plates must be in good condition and easily readable.>

Letters and numbers must be correctly spaced and of the correct font.

Number plates fitted after 1 September 2001 must display characters that meet the dimensions shown below.
Height 79mm
Width (except the figure 1 or letter l) 50mm
Stroke 14mm
Space between characters 11mm
Space between groups 33mm
Top, bottom and side margins (minimum) 11mm
Space between vertical lines 19mm

The character width has been slightly reduced from 57mm to 50mm to accommodate the Euro-symbol on the number plate.

You VIN plate should be legible and of course should match the VIN of your log book


For registered vehicles the plate must be:
Present
Secure
Not faded, dirty or obscured
Be composed with correctly formed letters and spacing

The VIN number* must be
Permanently displayed
Consistent Legible.

* Required on all vehicles first used on or after 1st August 1980.


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