In 2001 the laws ruling the display and supply of replacement number plates were greatly improved in order to handle the problems of false china and mis-spaced or incomprehensible, indecipherable number plate designs. False plate designs are a difficulty to the law enforcement as crooks use them although committing criminal offenses so that security camera footage is usually useless and illegible or mis-spaced number plates create problems to get speed video cameras and Instant Number Plates Recognition systems used by the DRIVER AND VEHICLE LICENSING AUTHORITY and congestion charging systems.
Since the launch of the new legislation Replacement number plate have had to save with the DRIVER AND VEHICLE LICENSING AUTHORITY and must put all their name and postcode to each plate manufactured to enable traceability of every number plate. The supplier must inspect an approved type proof of entitlement and also permitted proof of identification supplied by the consumer and keep track of both for being kept available for inspection by the police or perhaps trading standards officers. Inability to supply the above documents towards the supplier will probably be met with a refusal to produce up the number plates.
Design and elements of number plates are usually specified in the legislation, and must abide by british common BS AU 145d which governs the reflectivity and sturdiness of the resources. There is merely one font which can be legal and characters must be 79mm high and 50mm wide. The gaps between each shape must be 11mm except for the gap amongst the two obstructions of digits which must be 33mm. There ought to be a minimum hole at the top, lower part and edges of 11mm.
Europlates are allowed which has a choice of flags such as E Georges Combination, Saltire, Unification Jack, or perhaps Red Dragon.
This laws at present will not seem to sign up for suppliers based in N. Ireland in europe although there will be plans for doing this to be made law right now there as well.