Number Plates Facts Aim to Keep Drivers Out of Trouble

Share Article

Ignorance of car registrations legislation and regulations can put drivers in awkward situations. A concise guide recently published via online article outlets aims to address this.

Just giving a brief history and explanation of British car registrations for those who are interested, practical advice on displaying number plates legally and tips for anyone who may, at some point, consider buying or selling a private car registration.

UK number plates specialist, Regtransfers.co.uk, has published a simplified online guide to UK car number plates, and rather than keep the information as content on its own website, the company has made it freely available for reprint by other sites.

"It's a basic guide," said a Regtransfers.co.uk spokesperson. "Just giving a brief history and explanation of British car registrations for those who are interested, practical advice on displaying number plates legally and tips for anyone who may, at some point, consider buying or selling a private car registration."

The article, which is available for free download from most good online article syndication sites, is already proving popular and is being picked up by news sites, motoring portals and even small blogs, such as http://www.stuffaboutcars.co.uk.

The motivation for publishing the material in this way was the number of people who have recently contacted Regtransfers.co.uk asking questions that demonstrate how easily the unwary could fall foul of regulations. Callers commonly ask about putting newer registration numbers on old cars in order to make them look younger. It is surprising how many people do not realise that such a transfers is not possible. Partly for the protection of used car purchasers, number plate transfers rules expressly forbid such a ploy, and no such transfers would be successful.

Another area of frequent confusion is the display of number plates. Regtransfers.co.uk is frequently asked to supply number plates with altered spacing and decorative lettering. Once again, there are vbery strict regulations that make these things impossible. Even if a prospective purchaser did find an unscrupulous supplier who would provide these illegal plates, he/she would run the risk of a hefty fine and loss of entitlement to the registration concerned if they actually put the plates onto a car.

"Better safe than sorry," the spokesperson added. "These few details could save someone a lot of grief. It's a shame the information isn't more widely publicised.

# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

RICK CADGER
Visit website