Manufacturer information or the name of a dealer must appear on produced number plates to comply with the law. Criminals who want to pass off fake versions of luxury cars as the real thing are more likely to steal originals than those who use stolen cars for illicit purposes.6mm number plate pads are new items to give a try.
New Law Has Been Introduced:
A new measure has been introduced in the Commons that will increase punishment for anybody caught using counterfeit licence plates to contravene traffic regulations, including speeding. To ‘alter behaviour,’ a new measure in the House of Commons proposes giving drivers who violate traffic regulations such as speeding a higher amount of points for each offence using a phoney licence plate.
Punishment Laws for Rule Breaking
The new legislation would also penalise motorists who install illegal licence plates. That goes for plates that are the incorrect size, font, or spacing or contain colour-capped screws to disguise the characters.
The driver may be given a warning within 14 days to fix the problem before further action is taken. The law states that repeat offenders may be fined up to £1,000 and have their licence plates taken away. With the threat of licence points always looming, presumably, criminal behaviour will decrease.
When supplying licence plates in the United Kingdom, all businesses must be licenced by the Driver and Car Licensing Agency (DVLA) and verify the vehicle owner’s identity using official paperwork. If they provide a licence plate that does not conform, they will be breaking the law. However, vendors may be found online that sell fake licence plates without doing any kind of ownership verification.
The vendors can be located in a place like Jersey, which is outside of the authority of the United Kingdom. Additionally, to provide illegal plates, they facilitate the purchase of cloned number plates from honest drivers by criminals.
Only Buy Personalised Number Plates from an Accredited Dealer
When searching for a reliable dealer to get a personalised licence plate, go no further than CarReg.co.uk, a reputable business that has been around for over 30 years. We are a reliable vendor since we are licensed by the DVLA and affiliated with the relevant trade associations.
What Number Plates Are Legal?
Manufacturer information or the name of a dealer must appear on produced number plates to comply with the law. Criminals who want to pass off fake versions of luxury cars as the real thing are more likely to steal originals than those who use stolen cars for illicit purposes.
Number plates on a vehicle in the UK must:
Have a reflecting surface.
Post a sign on the rear of the car with black letters on a yellow backdrop.
Use white lettering on a black backdrop on the front of the car.
Not having a patterned backdrop.
How Do I Know if the Bike or Car I’m Buying Has a Cloned or Stolen Number Plate?
While ringing is less common than the use of cloned or stolen plates in illegal acts like robberies or to evade punishment via speeding, etc., it can still occur; thus, it is important to double-check the frame/chassis and engine numbers of any bike or automobile you are purchasing against the V5.
Where Can I Buy Number Plates Without Documents?
A Registered Number Plate Supplier is the only place where lawfully issued registration plates may be bought (RNPS). Information about authorised dealers is available at www.gov.uk/displaying-number-plates.
The RNPS requires at least one original document from each of the three categories below to verify your identity and residency before issuing you a registration number.
Document Proving Entitlement to the Registration Number
- Certificate of Vehicle Registration
- the registrant’
- Title Certificate
- Retention Record
- Reminder to register your vehicle or submit a Statutory Off Road Notification
- Provisional Registration Document
- A DVLA-stamped Certificate of Authorisation for Number Plate Display
- Authorisation letter from a fleet manager, leasing firm, or rental agency (the letter must quote the document reference number from the V5C, not the vehicle identification number).
Document Confirming Your Name and Address
- licence to drive (with or without a picture) given by a licencing authority in the United Kingdom
- A recent electric, gas, water, or landline phone bill; a recent council tax or Northern Ireland rates bill;
- 6. A bank or building society statement from the last six months
- An official national identification card from a country other than the United Kingdom.
Theft of automobiles and motorcycles is common because it is easy for criminals to make their own false registration plates using details copied from similar vehicles observed on the road and online; the police only discover the fake plates and the criminal history of the vehicle when it is pulled over under suspicious circumstances.
‘Show plates,’ which are advertised as being for off-road usage exclusively, are another option. Some vendors, however, may still ask for merely the billing address of the credit card in order to include a British Standards number and make sure the number plate appears suitable for usage on the highway.