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Motorists in England, Scotland and Wales will see the new number plates on the road from March 1.
They must make sure their number plates meet specifications to be road legal and warn that those who don’t follow the rules can be fined up to £1,000.
DVLA number plate warning
The DVLA warns: “Numbers (also known as number plates) must correctly reflect your registration number. You may not change letters or numbers or alter them to make them difficult to read.
“You can be fined up to £1,000 and your car will not be able to pass an MOT test if you have incorrect number plates.”
Is your number legit?
These are the rules you need to know around DVLA number plates.
The numbers on your vehicle must be:
- must be made of reflective material
- display black characters on a white background (front plate)
- show black marks on yellow background (back plate)
- has no background pattern
- must be marked to indicate who issued the number plate
- Must be marked with a British Standard number – this is “BS AU 145e” for plates fitted after 1 September 2021
The characters must not be removed or displayed. If your numbers were installed after September 1, 2021, they must also be solid black.
Your numbers also have:
- Has 3D (raised) characters
- display certain flags, symbols and identifiers
- If you have a zero-emission car, show the green light